Last week, DRNC made a statement denouncing police brutality and affirming Black Lives Matter. We wanted to follow up with some ideas for how you can join us in fighting against racism and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
We know support takes many forms. It can mean making time to self-reflect and learn, speaking out, attending a protest, or joining a group that works for racial justice. Continue reading to get ideas for what you can do.
Educate yourself and others (particularly if you are white)
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#educate – a huge list of resources with information on anti-racism and systemic racism.
Anti-racism for beginners – an introduction to concepts like white privilege, systemic racism and white fragility.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor – Layla F. Saad
White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
Elevate Black Disabled Lives
Ways to support racial justice
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ – petitions and other ways to take political action.
How to support the struggle against police brutality – Includes tangible ways to take action against racial injustice – everything from attending protests and making donations to contacting legislators and helping with clean up.
Support Black-Owned Businesses
Black Dollar – An online rolodex of Black-owned or operated businesses – with a focus on those located in the state of North Carolina.
DRNC Statement on the Murder of George Floyd
Equal Justice Alliance Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and Call to Action for Racial Justice