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Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Starter Kit

Sandi Metz, Lucky You talk at RubyConf about how wealth inequality and systemic racism are intertwined: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5WWTvHB_sA

Systemic racism explained (basically Sandi Metz’s talk but shorter and animated): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ

Black Lives Matter explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzUA7k3bH2s

Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend’s 911 call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0EnRabtRhg

History of policing in America: https://time.com/4779112/police-history-origins/

Rachel Cargle’s TEDx talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_cargle_coming_to_terms_with_racism_s_inertia_ancestral_accountability

Rachel Cargle on being anti-racist: https://www.instyle.com/news/rachel-cargle-george-floyd-amy-cooper-racism-in-america

Last Week Tonight with James Oliver on Defunding the Police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY

Statistics: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/us/us-police-floyd-protests-country-comparisons-intl/index.html

More statistics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/police-shootings-2019/

Why “good cops” don’t speak up (as told by officers): https://bklyner.com/brooklyn-cop-speaks-out-protests/

So. What are we going to do about it?

DONATE:

No money? Watch the video.
Black Lives Matter
Bail Funds for Protestors by State
(Official) GoFundMe for Breonna Taylor
(Official) GoFundMe for George Floyd
Reclaim the Block
Color of Change

SIGN:

Justice for Breonna Taylor – Change.org
Justice for Ahmaud Arbrey – Change.org
Justice for Ahmaud Arbrey – RunWithMaud

DISCUSS:

How to talk to your family about racism
Amnesty International
Women’s Health
Tolerance.org (multiple resources)
How to talk to your kids about racism
National Geographic
Nationwide Children’s
NPR
Bedtime stories for kids that promote inclusivity and representation

SHOP (BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES):

Black-Owned Bookstores – list on LitHub with links
The Sip – wine, sent right to you
Rayo & Honey – home goods, pins, totes, and more
Misses Brie – plus-size swimwear and apparel
Ginger and Liz – cruelty-free nail polish
Clutch89 – handmade clutches, bags, and accessories
Shop Amber Richele – tie-dye apparel
On A Bad Day – hand-poured candles made with natural ingredients
Taliah Waajid Brand – natural hair products (curly-girl method approved!)
The Honeypot Co. – all-natural personal care products for women
Beauty Bakerie – cruelty-free makeup

EAT (BLACK-OWNED RESTAURANTS & CAFES):


[Accessibility – images are lists of Black-owned coffee shops in Los Angeles and Black-owned eateries in San Diego. LA list: Bloom and Plume in Filipinotown, Hilltop Kitchen in Veiw Park and Inglewood, Undergrind Cafe on South Robertson, Hot and Cool Cafe in Leimert Park, Sip and Sonder in Inglewood, Harun Coffee in Leimert Park, Silverback Coffee in the Arts District, Vanilla Black in Echo Park, South LA Cafe in South LA, Nimbus Coffee in DLTA, Patria Coffee in Compton, Obet and Dels in Thai Town, Little Amsterdam in Mid City. San Diego list: Rhythm’s Chicken & waffles, Bowlegged BBQ, Street Car Merchants, Da South in Ya Mouth, Coops West Texas BBQ, Breakfast Bitch, Sucker Free South Plate & Bar, Felix BBQ With Soul, Bankhead Mississippi Style Cooking, Rock Steady, Cane Patch Kitchen, The Morning After, SMACK’N Guamanian Grill, Island Spice, Surf & Soul Spot, Spoiled Vegan Cafe, Protein Plate, Flavors of East Africa, Pete Mayo’s Original Waffle Burgers, ACKEE Tree Jamaican Cuisine, Tropical Savor Bar & Grill, Louisiana Purchase, Shotcaller Street Soul Food, Brilliant Treats, Southern Spice, Blendees, Tastee Temptations, Fruit of Africa Arrangements & Catering, Royal Food Café]

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