On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street. People are angry, disappointed and frustrated because they feel, and rightly so, that the officers responsible were not charged or punished due to racial differences between the victim and the officer.
Racism and discrimination have been going on for ages, but with increased global awareness, social media and demand for justice for all, the world is changing. We all need to play our part in making the people, especially children, to be more open-minded and to know more about the world by educating them. New understanding helps us to understand things from a different perspective and to appreciate and celebrate our diversities.
We must do the same. We need to educate ourselves to be aware of what is happening in our societies and to understand the need and ways in which we can make the world just and more equitable. This will help us understand the social constructs and structures that we need to counter to increase justice for all.
Resources on whiteness:
- 75 Things that White People Can do for Racial Justice
- How White Women’s Tears Threaten Black Existence
- When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels
- The Souls of White Folk
- White People Have No Culture
- White Fragility
- The White Space
On Racism and Blackness:
- In Defence of Looting
- This is What Black Burnout Feels Like
- Amy Cooper Knew Exactly What She Was Doing
- Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People about Race
- We’re sick of Racism, Literally
- Letter From a Birmingham Jail
- 1619 Project
- I’m Not Black, I am Kanye
- Everything Worthwhile is Done with Other People
- Free Us All
- The Wretched of the Earth
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed
On Police violence:
- What to Do Instead of Calling the Police
- Abolish the Police?
- Alternatives to the Police
- Community Safety looks like..
- The Myth of Police Reform
- Summer Heat
- Check in on your Black Employees, Now
Listen to informative Podcasts:
Watch Films and Videos on racial discrimination:
- James Baldwin on Dick Cavett
- What happens When I Try To Talk Race With White People
- Angela Davis
- Black and Asian Solidarity in NYC: What We’ve Learnt
Once we understand their side of the story, we can be the ally that they need!