We have to take advantage of this momentum! The fight just started but we have to continue on going! We have to demand a change! We have to force a change through real education, by voting, and by making our voices be heard!
To become a real ally we have to speak up! Silence is not the right way to fight and is not the right way to advocate for change. Speak up when you see acts of racism! Step away from the color blindness ideology because “by claiming that they do not see race, they also can avert their eyes from the ways in which well-meaning people engage in practices that reproduce neighborhood and school segregation, rely on “soft skills” in ways that disadvantage racial minorities in the job market, and hoard opportunities in ways that reserve access to better jobs for white peers.” (Taken from The Atlantic)
So, if you want to be a real ally, if you want to really help, educate yourself so that you can speak up and fight this battle!
Remember, if you can support the #blacklivesmatter movement, do so! You can find Ways to help the BLM movement here
Gain deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as with This Book is Anti-Racist. As you keep on reading, this book will ignite introspection by revealing the origins of racism and is still alive and will give you the tools and power to undo that hard wiring. Learn about yourself and about the radical oppression system we leave in, and it also has activities to put your hand working towards being anti-racist.
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I am currently working my few reading ours through “White Fragility“(audiobook). Robin Diangelo goes over some really important topics that are a must to understand racism from white privilege, color blindness and how that accentuates the racism problem, the heavy systematized racism in many countries, and how that has affected the lives of thousands of people. It is incredible how people live in constant fear, but what I like the most is how it makes you questions thinks you were exposed to that were highly racist (like the movie industry, real state industry, and the complete economic system).
“Stamped from the Beginning” goes over the topic of the assumption that we are living in a post-racial society that small indicators like the first Black president election vanquished racism, but we don’t realized that it had actually evolved into a more insidious evil. The author through the history of racism for us to be able to understand it and tackle it, he covers how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.
There is no excuse, this book you can listen to it for free on Spotify and you can share it and recommend it to the people close to you. Discussion and talking about the issue and finding ways to address it from within are important steps. Also, the book is divided in 3 mins chapters so makes easy to go through.
“Me and white supremacy” helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts and will give you the language to understand racism, and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home. Taken from the synopsis you will:
- Examining your own white privilege
- What allyship really means
- Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation
- Changing the way that you view and respond to race
- How to continue the work to create social change
Change happens with actions not only with words.
Reni Eddo-Lodge decided to explore issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers in “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a painful, breathtaking, and highly needed exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.
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