Staying actively Anti-Racist

Wednesday 1 July 2020 - Etienne Seymour

Black Lives Matter is not a trend, and it cannot afford to simply become one. Here at Advocate we have been taking this time to educate ourselves further, sign petitions, donate, attend protests etc. But most importantly, we have recognised the importance of staying actively anti-racist every day of the week, not just when social media says so. So with that in mind, we have put together a list of resources that we think you could all learn from.

Happy learning, Etienne Seymour (Online Editor)

ARTICLES (Links included)

On White Privilege

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

How White Womens’ Tears Threaten Black Existence

Discourse & Debate: Is performative activism inherently bad?

Amy Cooper, White Spaces, and the Political Projection of Whiteness

The White Space

On Racism, and being Black in America

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

This Is What Black Burnout Feels Like

If Beale Street Could Talk and the Urgency of Black Love

How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop
Institutional Racism

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

How Do We Change America?

Why Protest? (Zine)

A Timeline of the Events That Led to the 2020 Uprising

The Asian American Reply to Pandemic-Era Racism Must Be Cross-Racial Solidarity

On Liberation

Mariame Kaba: Everything Worthwhile Is Done with Other People

Free Us All

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

On Police Violence

By the end of his life, Martin Luther King realized the validity of violence

The Case for Delegitimizing the Police

Abolish the Police?

Twitter Flags Trump, White House for ‘glorifying violence’ in
George Floyd protest tweets

11 Things You Can Do to Help Black Lives Matter End Police Violence

Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and
Political Equality.

SERIES/FILMS/DOCUMENTARIES

13TH

The Hate U Give

Black Power Mixtape

Clemency

I am not your Negro

Selma

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap

When They See Us

Time: The Kalief Broder Story

PETITIONS

(Make sure you confirm your email address)

https://www.change.org/p/suspend-uk-export-of-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-and-riot-shields-to-usa

https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga-justiceforbellymujinga

https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-petition-to-takr-down-all-statues-of-slave-traders-in-the-uk

https://www.change.org/p/manchester-police-justice-for-shukri-abdi

https://www.change.org/p/police-stop-using-horses-during-the-black-lives-matter-protests

U.S. based (can also donate and sign)

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/glp-homepage

https://www.runwithmaud.com/

https://www.standwithbre.com/

https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd

Lastly I have started a website www.pullup.network which was created to Educate, Celebrate and Advocate. Here you will find a range of educational resources, Black-owned fashion and beauty brands to support, the stories and successes of a range of young Black people, and a list of ways to stay active; including petitions to sign and guidance on being ally during this time.

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Author: Etienne Seymour