- America: “It Was Murder”: Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops – The Death of George Floyd, in Context
- Germany: Germany: Anti-racism report recommends ways to improve fight against hate crime
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Understanding white privilege: « White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack », by Peggy McIntosh
Read, listen and watch: Here’s a selection of media resources we have compiled for you:
– Showing Up For Social Justice: “learn more about how race, class, gender and more intersect and contribute to oppression.”
– The Black Archives Amsterdam: Dutch cultural archive on black history;
– Decolonisons-nous (FR): First steps into anti-racism and deconstructing post-colonial heritage;
– Lilith Magazine (NL): « NL Intersectional feminist platform (in Dutch with English sections);
– Millenial Black: A Manifesto for black working womxn.
– Code Switch : NPR’s conversations about race, through culture, sports and history;
– Black-cast (FR): centralizing culture, society and lifestyle podcasts by afrodescendent creators;
– tupodcast (DE): Hosted by Tupoka Ogette, author, anti-racism activist, working for black women empowerment, speaks about culture and society (in German);
– « Me and White Supremacy » by Layla Saad;
– « How to be an Anti Racist » by Ibram X. Kendi;
– « So You Want to Talk About Race? » By Ijema Oluo;
– « Who Do you Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United; States» edited by Joe Macare, Maya Schenwar and Alana Yu-Lan Price – Ebook format available for free on Haymarket;
– « The Hate You Give », by Angie Thomas (a YA novel that provides a good and simple insight of what is it to be prejudiced against and racially oppressed);
– When They See Us;
Follow organisations that do great work advocating for the oppressed and educating the others:
Confront racial injustices and speak up, when you see them;
- Do this on the long run and keep supporting and engaging even when the current «trend» dies down.
.Second: Use your voice, however big or small your reach is: It can start with a conversation at the dinner table, at school, at work, or on your social media. With your friends, family, colleagues and peers, always engage in your community.
If you have the chance to have a bigger platform (many of us have a relatively big following on social media nowadays), then you can share your knowledge. Just remember one thing: do NOT share if you are not sure about your sources. Do NOT over share, especially triggering images/videos/visuals. In addition to being triggering, it isn’t respectful and can even be dangerous.
Furthermore, we are noticing that an increasing number of folx are starting to rally, so if you wish to participate to a protest, here are some useful tips (for your safety and for the others.) If you are a photographer/writer willing to document the protests, here’s some advice on how to keep this ethical, respectful and most importantly SAFE for the protesters:
– Tips on how to avoid facial recognition and metadata on protest pics;
– Webinar (June 4th) : Safely Covering Protests by International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ);
– Statement and Resources: Do No Harm: Photographing Police Brutality Protests (The Authority Collective);
– More tips for covering the protests and violence safely.