Ways We are Educating Ourselves About Racism and Supporting Black Culture

Between films, books and organizations, there are endless educational resources that dive into important conversations about racism — past and present. We've rounded up ways we are educating ourselves about racism and supporting black culture.

What we're watching

13th

This documentary explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

Just Mercy

An American legal drama that tells the true story of Walter McMillan, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering a white woman in 1986.

Selma

A historical drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel.

What we're reading

White Fragility - Robin Diangelo

Robin DiAngelo tackles the issue of racism in America by challenging white supremacy. She asks white people to examine their culture and socialization in order to understand and disrupt racism as a system and structure.

The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison

This 1970 novel tells the story of a young African-American lady who grows up during the years following the Great Depression. It tackles concepts of racism and white privilege from a young person's perspective.

Me and White Supremecy - Layla F Saad

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, this book takes readers on a 28-day journey to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations.

Organizations we're following

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

One of the longest-running civil rights law groups that continues to advocate for racial justice through policies on the local, state and federal levels.

COLOR OF CHANGE

An organization that designs social and political campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back.

The Audre Lorde Project

The Brooklyn-based organization advocates for LGBT people of color and issues surrounding social and economic justice reform in NYC.

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