We have compiled the following resources to help you learn more about the complicated social dynamics our country is experiencing. There are additional resources if you would like to support the cause or if you need help coping with race-based stress and trauma. Please know that we are here to support, to listen, and to learn. If you need anything, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If You Want to Learn More
The Case for Reparations (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)
So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)
The Double Standard of the American Riot (Kellie Carter Jackson)
Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests (Isaac Chotiner)
Systemic Racism Explained (on YouTube)
The 13th (Ava DuVernay; on YouTube and Netflix)
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay; on Netflix)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, based on a novel by James Baldwin; on Hulu)
A Decade of Watching Black People Die (NPR’s Code Switch)
From Tulsa to Minneapolis: Why History Repeats Itself (The Breakdown with Shaun King)
Keep the Fight (Pod Save the People)
Why Is It So Hard to Hold Police Accountable? (ACLU’s At Liberty)
Rachel Cargle (Academic, Writer, and Lecturer)
If You Want to Support
Your vote matters. Register to vote online. Before hitting the polls, research the candidates and issues to make an informed decision. You can also call your local officials to request action to end police violence. Use this tool to find their contact information.
Follow these links if you want to demand justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black individuals murdered by the police. You can call these officials even if you live in a different city and/or state.
Dedicate your time and talents to the cause. Canvas for a political campaign, donate first aid supplies to protesters, or assist with research into instances of police brutality.
If You Need Help Coping
How to Cope with Race-Based Trauma (Jor-El Caraballo)
Racial Trauma Toolkit (Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture)
Proactively Coping with Racism (Ryan DeLapp & Monnica Williams)