ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW TO COMBAT RACISM

By KTB TEAM 

Silence is violence. It’s time to do the work and educate ourselves on how to be an active anti-racist. Have the tough conversations. Show up for our Black friends. Recognise our own bias’ and make a change. Here at KLASSIC T BABY, we want to use our platform to share actionable ways we can all participate to be better and do more.
If you are not a BIPOC, it’s about listening and understanding what you will likely never understand because your white privilege affords you this luxury that our Black colleagues, friends, family, classmates, fellow human beings do not have. It’s on us to demand change. Step one: stop talking and listen. Step two: educate yourself and those around you. Step three: donate to the cause if you can and if you can’t, volunteer.
Below we’re sharing helpful resources and additional ways we can all make a difference in our own households and beyond. Read on to learn actions you can take immediately to support racial equity and justice. Change starts with each and every one of us.

Do Your Research:

Start by reading this document compiled by Alyssa Klein and Sarah Sophie Flicker:
Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:
Books:
Podcasts:
Articles:
Videos to watch:

People To Follow:

• Killer Mike (watch this speech)
• Patrisse Cullors-Brignac (co-founder of Black Lives Matter) 
• Alicia Garza (co-founder of Black Lives Matter)
• Opal Tometi (co-founder of Black Lives Matter)
• DeRay Mckesson (host of Pod Save the People)
• Meek Mill
• Brittany Packnett Cunningham (co-host of Pod Save the People)
• Candace Reels (creator of @femalecollective)
• @bexlife

Places You Can Donate:

• To donate to Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, GoFundMe Page
• To donate to The Minnesota Freedom Fund
• To donate Black Lives Matter
• To donate to Reclaim the Block
• To donate to NAACP
• To donate to Campaign Zero
• To donate to The Bail Project
• To donate to ActBlue
• To donate to GirlTrek
• If you don’t have the means to donate, watch this video created by
Zoe Amira. All ad revenue will be donated to associations benefiting Black Lives Matter (be sure to turn off your ad blocker and don’t skip the ads). 

Organisations to Follow:


• NAACP
• RAICES

Books You Can Read: 

• How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
• Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
• Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
• An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
• Halsey Street by Naima Coster
• White Rage by Carol Anderson Ph.D. 
• This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins 
• Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr.
• The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin
• The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Tyson 
• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
• Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
• Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
• So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
• The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

What to Watch: 

• Just Mercy (Warner Bros. is currently offering free rental of Just Mercy) 
• 13th (Ava DuVernay)
• Flint Town (Documentary)
• American Son (Kenny Leon)
• Strong Island (Documentary)
• Dear White People (Justin Simien) 
• When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)
• If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) 
 The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
• Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee)
• I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin documentary)
• Selma (Ava DuVernay)
• Quest (Jonathan Olshefski)
• Journey to Justice (Roger McTair)
We also want to know what you want to hear from us, how can we help educate and keep the momentum going, because it’s not just about today—this isn’t the end of the conversation. It’s just the beginning.

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