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Black Lives Matter Resources

How to be an Ally and stick with it

Karolien Wilmots
+August 01, 2020
Now that the big storm has mostly passed, people are starting to forget about the resolutions they made regarding Black Lives Matter, just like we all do around New Years. But that doesn’t mean it is all over.
So, we can do better. Keep this list bookmarked somewhere, add the movies and series to your ‘to watch’ list, add the books to your ‘to read’ list. You don’t have to get through the list in a month, that’s not very likely to happen. Rather put an alarm in your phone to remind you to choose something from you BLM-lists and commit to finish it. This way it doesn’t feel as forced and you will retain much more, as well as actually continue to learn. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Off you go!

To Watch:

American Son
Dear White People
Fruitvale Station
LA 92
Seven Seconds
Strong Island
Teach Us All
The Black Godfather
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Trial by Media: 41 shots
What happened, Miss Simone?
When They See Us
Amazon Prime:
Black America since MLK: And I Still Rise
I Am Not Your Negro
Just Mercy
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The Black Power Mixtape
The Hate You Give
Crime + Punishment
How Racist Are You? - Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise
Black Stories presents: Your Attention Please
If Beale Street Could Talk
Sorry to Bother You
Whose Streets?

To Read:

Barracoon: The Story Of The Last Slave - Zora Neale Hurston
Beloved - Toni Morrison
Between The World And Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Bodies, White Bodies - Sander L Gilman
Brit-Ish - Afua Hirsch
Case For Reparations - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Freedom Is A Constant Struggle - Angela Davis
How To Be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
Inglorious Empire: What The British Did To India - Shashi Tharoor
Me and white supremacy – Layla F. Saad
Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - Akala
No Humans Involved - Sylvia Wynter
Race, Writing, and Difference anthology - Henry Louis Gates Jr.
So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - Ibram X Kendi
The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
The Good Immigrant: 21 Writers Explore What It Means To Be Black, Asian, And Minority Ethnic In Britain Today edited - Nikesh Shukla
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement - Wesley Lowery
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color – ed. Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about Racism – Robin DiAngelo
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
Your Silence Will Not Protect You - Audre Lorde

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