We’re in VERY difficult times.
As we all try to combat the system of oppression that has resulted in the death of George Floyd and many others, racism has taken a definitive role in daily lives. At blackwallet, we focus on financial literacy, but we can’t sit back and take a passive role.
While researching content, we came across an amazing Instagram post by Kim Julie Hansen with resources and action steps for enforcing CHANGE.
1. Me and White Supremacy by @laylafsaad
2. How to Be an Antiracist by @ibramxk
3. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
4. So You Want to Talk About Race by @ijeomaoluo
5. Between the World and Me by @tanehisipcoates
6. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
7. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
8. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
9. The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
DOCUMENTARIES, MOVIES and TV SHOWS
1. 13th ( Netflix )
2. I am Not Your Negro ( Documentary about James Baldwin)
5. When They See Us (Netflix)
7. Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (Netflix)
8. American Son (Netflix)
9. See You Yesterday (Netflix)
11. The Hate U Give
15. Just Mercy
18. Green Book
20. Hidden Figures
EDUCATORS TO FOLLOW
National Bail Fund Network Directory: bit.ly/localbailfunds
Black Voters Matters Fund: blackvotersmatterfund.org/donate
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Campaign Zero: joincampaignzero.org/#vision
https://blacklivesmatter.card.co/#petitions (this includes petitions for all ongoing cases)
Also: Text FLOYD to 55156 to sign @colorofchange’s petition and go to JusticeForBigFloyd.com for @grassrootslaw’s petition.
NUMBERS TO CALL/TEXT
- Text JUSTICE to 668366
- Leave a message for the numbers below demanding that Derek Chauvin (Badge #1087) and Tou Thao (Badge #7162) are arrested for murder.
- Call the Minneapolis Mayor, Jacob Frey : (612) 673-2100
- Call the District Attorney, Mike Freeman : (612) 673-3074
- Text ENOUGH to 55156
- Leave a message for Louisville Mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor (502) 574-2003