Disability Rights North Carolina

Introduction

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

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.

Anti-racist resources for white people

Books

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

8 Influential Black Women with Disabilities

Haben Girma’s Story

Vilissa Thompson

11 Disabled People of Color’s Instagrams You Need to Follow Right Now

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.

75 things white people can do for racial justice

Support Black-Owned Businesses

5 Websites And Apps That Make It Easy To 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.

How To support Black-owned small businesses

Black-owned restaurants, food trucks and markets in the Triangle

Black-owned businesses in Durham

Black-owned Etsy shops

How to support Black-owned businesses in Charlotte

Wilmington entrepreneurs launch list highlighting Black businesses

Additional reading

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

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