Anti-Racism and Allyship Resources
On Being with Krista Tippett Interview with Resmaa Menakem “Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence“ The Minnesota therapist and trauma specialist with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word “race.” Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify
Trevor Noah (video) On the Killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper “If you felt unease watching that Target being looted, try to imagine how it must feel for black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Police in America are looting black bodies.”
Jim Crow of the North Minnesota – PBS documentary
Southern Poverty Law Center – Minnesota In 2019, 12 Hate Groups Were Tracked in MN
Towards White Allyship
Justice in June Becoming an Active Ally to the Black Community (June 2020)
Resources for White People: Addressing Our White Privilege, Whiteness & White Supremacy Handout from Anti-Racism Training for White Helping Professionals by Irene Greene
Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility YouTube
Fostering Resiliency Through Trauma-Informed Care National Council for Behavioral Health
Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge “The main concern of black people right now isn’t whether they’re standing three or six feet apart, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers, and fathers will be murdered by cops.”
WHITE: Breaking white silence by Aliyah D. White | August 11, 2020 www.cavalierdaily.com /article/2020/08/white-breaking-white-silence
How to Talk to Your Family About Racism on Thanksgiving “As America sits down to give thanks for a country founded on the pain of many, we can’t dismiss the irony of what is being celebrated.” RACHEL ELIZABETH CARGLE
Resources for white people to deepen your anti-racism work. Check it out here.
Obama has created a page with many other important links and information. Check it out here.
When you’re done: educate yourself. This doesn’t go away once the topic isn’t, trending. Learn about the next steps here.
(I also offer individual coaching, group coaching/workshops, and resources for white people who are in interracial relationships. See White People in Interracial Relationships.)
Mental Health Resources for BIPOC and non-BIPOC (Some are accepting donations)
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Mental Health Fund
Therapy for Black Women and Girls and Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls
Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health The Trevor Project
From the Movement for Black Lives: REPARATIONS https://m4bl.org/
Black Visions Collective https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
Resources – adapted from Jeff @ TherapyDen
Support the National Police Accountability Project: This group, a project of the National Lawyers Guild, helps people find legal counsel. More info here.
Support Campaign Zero, a police reform group that has been working on policy solutions “informed by data and human rights principles.” More info here.
Sign a petition: Civil rights group Color of Change launched a petition asking that all the officers involved in Floyd’s death are brought to justice. Find it here.
The New York State legislature must repeal Civil Rights Law 50-a, which has been used to shield law enforcement from accountability by preventing transparency regarding acts of misconduct by police officers. Sign the petition here.
Breonna Taylor survived the frontlines of a pandemic that disproportionately kills Black people, only to have her life stolen by police on March 13. Fight for Breonna and take action here.
On May 27, Tony McDade, a black LGBTQ person, was shot and killed by a Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) officer. Help Tony’s family here.
When Julius Jones was 19-years-old, he was convicted of a murder he says he did not commit. Help save his life here.
BIPOC Women | White Women:
Not All Women Gained the Vote in 1920 https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/vote-not-all-women-gained-right-to-vote-in- 1920/ | July 6, 2020
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad
A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Berry and Kali Gross
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie Jones- Rogers
Antagonists, Advocates, and Allies: The Wake-Up Call Guide for White Women Who Want to Become Allies with Black Women by Catrice Jackson.
When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels Rachel Elizabeth Cargle | August 26, 2018 |
- ENVISIONING ABOLITION A Curriculum and Facilitation Guide on Abolition and Anti- Racism written by Envisioning Queer Justice Collaborative