During these tremulous times, I truly hope every single one of you is staying safe and doing well. I have been horrified by the events in Minneapolis and the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other acts of violence against the Black community.
I am no expert and have benefitted my entire life from being swaddled in white privilege. As I educate myself and learn how to use my privilege to help those around me, I can only hope you are doing something similar to help better the world for those around you, especially in the Black community.
I’ve linked some things that I’ve been finding helpful/interesting, I hope they’ll be useful to you in your life.
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
- King In The Wilderness — HBO
- When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Books (please order/shop at one of these Black Owned Bookstores):
- Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan M. Metzl
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
And for those of you missing a true leader right now, here is a well written piece by Barack Obama that is worth a read.
Stay safe and please, if nothing else, get out and vote.