One of my core values is to spread joy. I believe in elevating others, supporting and encouraging those around me and spreading love and joy wherever and however I can.
In the light of recent events, it feels like a lot of joy and love has been snuffed out. But it hasn't and there's hope on the horizon. Voices have stood up, community members have said "enough" and we are here to do better.
I believe that we can't do better until we know better (thank you Maya Angelou for that one), and it is through education and awareness that we can learn and therefore do better. As a privileged white woman, I truly know nothing about the injustices my black and brown brothers and sisters face. I simply can't.
But it is through taking the time to educate myself that I can become more informed about how my actions affect those around me. I can learn about how my participation in society has proliferated racial injustice. And I can learn how I can use my voice to support, amplify and bring awareness to those that face such severe biases and affected over and over again.
While there's much I don't know, what I do know that any form of oppression is wrong. I know that racial injustice is disgusting and wrong. I know that we can do better as a society. And I know that I can learn. It is my responsibility to learn.
I've put together this list of resources, culled from a few sources (all tagged below), to help you learn and do better too. I hope you find it useful.
Want more? Watch this video from Trevor Noah.
This is a non-exhaustive list of resources. I encourage you to do your own research and find other and perhaps even more effective ways to help the cause.
More resources found here.
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