If you’re just now joining us, be sure to check out our first round-up; it offers a lot of solid foundational information on how to start your journey towards being a good ally. (It is a journey, so get ready to put in the work.) Additionally, here’s last week’s round-up. This week we continue with important things to read and do in the fight for racial justice:
“The jovial, jokey messaging I have witnessed at New York protests illustrates my profound discomfort with how I feel white people are approaching this critical moment.” Essential reading from Uzodinma Iweala for Vanity Fair.
“If white parents want their kids to truly care about black lives, they should send them to school with Black kids.” YEP. Jennifer Richler writes for Medium.
“They view the success of Black students as central to the success of their own teaching.” For all the educators out there, here’s an important piece from The Atlantic.
“Social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come out in support of Black Lives Matter and its mission. But are their platforms undermining the movement for racial justice?” IMPORTANT.
“Defund the police is a call that’s swept through protests and into the broader conversation about American policing. This week, we’re looking at what that would actually mean.” NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing, and Derecka Purnell, a lawyer who advocates for defunding the police, about what abolishing the police would look like.
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“They say their companies speak out in support of racial equality but don’t hire black executives or equally pay black employees, don’t listen to their concerns regarding discrimination, or were completely silent about racism up until now.” Karen Yuan writes about performative allyship for Fortune.
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