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Resources to Help Understand and Tackle Racial Injustice

As we continue to follow up on our post about Chill’s commitments to anti-racism, we want to share some vital resources for you to transform your personal learning. We want to invite our community that holds white privilege, to seek education, to listen more, and to actively dismantle racist beliefs, so that we all can productively play a part in creating the future we want to see for our youth participants. Here’s a place to start.

READ:

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Performative Allyship is Dead (Here’s What to Do Instead)

America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” 

These 17 books, docs and podcasts will help you educate yourself on race issues

LISTEN (PODCASTS):

1619 (New York Times)

About Race

Code Switch (NPR)

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White

WATCH (VIDEOS):

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion

Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice

How We’re Priming Some Kids for College and others for prison

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)

WATCH (MOVIES & TV):

10 Documentaries To Watch About Race Instead of Asking a Person of Color to Explain Things For You

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
King in The Wilderness — HBO
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

ACTION YOU CAN TAKE:

Sign the Petition Justice for George Floyd

Donate to Bail Funds across USA

Follow your local Black Lives Matter movement

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