Show support; Educate yourself
Due to everything that is going on in the world right now I find it only suitable to take my responsibility and educate both myself and others. Being a white privileged woman I know that I can't possibly understand what it is like to be a minority, judged and discriminated by things that should not still be an issue in modern society. Yet it is. People should not be treated differently because of their skin colour. Nor by their gender, sexuality, size or origin. We are all equal and it is time we start understanding, learning and changing. Now im not gonna sit here and pretend that I have all the answers and know a lot about racism and its history but what I am going to do is provide you with a list of resources that we can all use to together become more educated and show our support.
Even if you don't live in the States there is still plenty of things you can do to help and support.
The Black Lives Matter webpage has extensive information on both current news and resources to educate yourself. You can also sign up to receive their newsletter, make donations and sign petitions.
Petitions to sign:
Now say you live in Europe (or somewhere else) and you may be thinking, well this is all happening far away from me, how am I suppose to help? Well, a good start is by signing some or all of these petitions. Showing your support is not that hard, and signing these petitions will only take you a few minutes and it can actually help make a change.
Things to watch:
Thanks to https://www.instagram.com/marfarlane/ and https://www.instagram.com/goodgoodgoodco/ for these resources
The African Americans: Many rivers to cross
Eyes on the price
The hate you give
Black power mixtape: 1967-1975
Soundtrack for a resolution
I am not your negro
The blacklist: Volume one
When they see us
The black panthers: Vanguard of the revolution
Dear white people
Explained: the racial wealth gap
See you yesterday
If Beale street could talk
Time: The Kalief Browder story
See the rest of her resources here:
Instagram accounts to stay updated and become educated:
Inspirational Instagram accounts to diversify your feed:
POC owned sustainable brands:
Many business are struggling right now due to COVID but the truth is that many business were struggling long before for reasons such as inequality. Black people account for 15% of the population in the States and the 15percentpledged is working towards getting a million signatures for major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses. You can sign the petition here: https://www.15percentpledge.org
Underwear brand Proclaim
Streetwear brand Most Prominent Co. The company is currently donating 100% of its profits to Reclaim the Block
Vintage store Subrina Heyin Vintage
California based brand Black Beat
Mother-daughter owned brand House of Aama
Selva Negra. Currently donating 100% of their profits to Black Lives Matter
If you are in a position to donate this can really help a cause.
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