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Anti-Racism ressources (for white people)

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Lizzie
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Thank you for sharing these resources Tine! I think it's great to have a space where we can easily find (and recommend!) material on racism and how to be actively anti-racist. 

Last night I watched 13th on Netflix, which is a really interesting documentary on slavery, racial injustice, and police brutality in the U.S. I learned a lot from watching it, and the documentary has been made available to watch for free even if you don't have a Netflix account. Highly recommended! 

 

Lizzie
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Thank you @Candy! I've heard of some of these, but not watched any yet - definitely a great place to start. I'll watch one of these tonight! 

Tine
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I want to add MrsKevOnStage and KevOnStage to the above list. I did follow him for a while already. Listen, learn, laugh. Now I follow her too, and I became a Patreon. There's also relationship advice in there. 

One thing I'd like to add is the line between tone policing and liking people. If you start looking, there are plenty of BIPOC voices out there. Listen to the ones you love from areas you are interested in but not only to the topics you are comfortable with presented in ways you are comfortable with. We are here to challenge ourselves, to crack open and learn.

That brings me to something related. Sometimes we need to relax and recover, but that doesn't need to be a reason to let the ball drop. Find an area you are passionate about and ask yourself how white supremacy is at play there and then consciously look beyond. I love reading, and my favourite genre is SciFi. For most of my life, it seemed to me like great SciFi books are written by white men, and I didn't question that for a long time - not as a woman and not as a white person. Until I first consciously looked for female writers and then for black female writers. As I asked in this thread to stick to recommendations you have the first-hand experience with I can recommend N.K. Jemisin and Octavia E. Butler.

Tine
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I found a racism scale online which was useful for me as a white person.

Trigger warning for BIPOC - to showcase the different points on the scale it does include racist statements.

That why I am sharing the link not the scale directly: https://racismscale.weebly.com/

Lizzie
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An amazing TEDx Talk by Mena Fombo who started the the international campaign “No. You Cannot Touch My Hair” that I highly recommend! 

 

 

Tine
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As 13th is not suitable for a 9 year old I was looking for other movies where Ava DuVernay was involved. She's the director/ producer of 13th, Queen Sugar, Selma, When they see us, Middle of Nowhere and more. As a result family movie night yesterday was "A wrinkle in time", which she directed as well and where the main character is a black girl.

Tine
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I recommend Rachel Ricketts. You can find her on Insight Timer for example with "Stepping into spiritual activism" for a first impression, on Instagram and in several podcasts. Like "Red Lips & Eyerolls" or "the balanced blonde". Here's a quote about Covid-19: "Oppressed identities live in really challenging times - all the f***ing time.* or white folx starting their anti-racism journey with her "I am glad you are here AND you are late. This is not a shame-evoking statement but a fact we need to acknowledge when doing the work". She is also on Patreon.

Listening to her was insightful, motivating, empowering and with the directness and clarity that I really appreciate.

She also offers 2 courses on her website "Spiritual activism 101 & 102". (which I haven't taken yet) The first course is for everyone the second has 2 versions:

- "This online workshop is carefully curated for White and White-passing folks, particularly White womxn, to continue the sacred and spiritual conversation required for radical racial justice."

- "This online workshop is carefully curated for POCs ONLY, particularly black + brown womxn, to continue the sacred and spiritual conversation required for healing our internalized oppression and racial trauma."

Lizzie
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I was also recommended this Netflix special with Dave Chapelle. It's called 8:46 and it's available for free on YouTube if you don't have a Netflix account. I'll include the video here if anyone wants to check it out, I'll be watching it later today too! 

 

Lizzie
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Another really interesting TEDx Talk about racism in the U.S. by Brittany Barron, who argues that the problem is the nation's "expertise" in racism.

 

Candy
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I saw this video today and thought it appropriate to share here. 

 

Candy
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3 anti-racism meditations by two friends with different racial backgrounds, now available on Soundcloud. Very nicely done.

Lizzie
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I've been meaning to share the YouTube channel called 'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man' by Emmanuel Acho. He shares short videos where he discuss race in relation to different topics such as relationships, white parents raising black children, religion, etc. In this first episode he is trying to educate and inform about racism, system racism and social injustice. Check it out! 

Tine
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On 6/9/2020 at 12:08 PM, Lizzie said:

Last night I watched 13th on Netflix, which is a really interesting documentary on slavery, racial injustice, and police brutality in the U.S.

@Lizzie Thank you for the recommendation. This weekend we finally watched 13th, and it was shocking how the dots connected into such an inhuman and alarmingly adaptable system of oppression. It's hard and necessary to watch even if I am in Europe because understanding the system is the only way to recognize and dismantle it everywhere.


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