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“Acknowledging Your Privilege and Becoming an Ally”: a Guide to Resources for White Folks

Music Supervisor Rob Lowry (Twitter: @robertlowry) was recently inspired by Han Martin‘s (Twitter: @hnicolemartin) “Resources for White Family” post to create his own version of a letter and resources to White friends and family and tweet it to anyone who wanted them.

Good Black News requested and was given permission by Lowry to share his document in its entirety, as especially now Black people are being asked for resources from White colleagues, friends and family, and already have way too much to handle.

These unprecedented times are amplified in communities who directly suffer from racism, police brutality, and oppression on a day to day basis.

We have the ability to take action, invest in anti-racism, support minority communities, condemn racism and oppression and create a better country – for everyone.

Here are some BLACK OWNED BOOK STORES across the country that could use your help

*Along with these charities, please google local organizations as well as victims’ families GoFundMe accounts that you can donate to and have a huge impact on their lives*

The Ida B. Wells Society – news trade organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting

Minnesota Freedom Fund – bail funds for those incarcerated in Minnesota

Black Lives Matter – mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes

Reclaim The Block – organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget

Black Visions Collective –  Black, queer, and trans-led Minnesota nonprofit organizes campaigns to cut police budgets, invest in community-driven safety strategies, train activists, and celebrate Black joy

Campaign Zero – calls on lawmakers on every level to end police violence by implementing comprehensive research-based policy solutions

Know Your Rights Camp – aims to advance Black and Brown youth education and self-empowerment through events and campaigns

Black Youth Project 100 – dedicated to advancing the Black community’s economic, social, political, and educational freedoms, through a Black queer feminist lens

– A list of things to think on, action to take, books to read, movies to watch, ways to create meaningful change within your own community:

What White People Can Do For Racial Justice

– Another doc full of books, podcasts, videos, groups to follow on social media, etc.

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