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Black lives matter.

Here are some of the (short) resources that I, as a non-Black person, have used to educate myself on anti-Black racism within myself and my communities. I hope you'll find them useful too.

Quick reads about America's system:
The History of the Idea of Race--and Why It Matters by Dr. Amanda Smedley
A History: The Construction of Race and Racism by David Rogers and Moira Bowman
Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop by anonymous former cop

Think pieces & short stories:
The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism by Audre Lorde - how anger, by both the oppressed and oppressor, can either be channeled into action or reinforce the barrier of guilt
A Future for Intersectional Black Feminist Technology Studies by Safiya Umoja Noble
Who Can Tell My Story by Jacqueline Woodson - on writing characters that don’t entirely share your identity/experience
Reducing Bias in Your Hiring Process by Mekka Okereke - even if you cannot directly impact recruiting and hiring, this might give you some insight on how you can help close the gap
"The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara

Videos:
Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice - ties everything together
Ibram X Kendi: Stamped from the Beginning - about the motivation behind producing racist ideas (it was neither hate nor ignorance)
The US bail system - helped me understand what bail is and why it’s tricky to solve
A Brief History of Race in America - explained with realness to white people by a sassy Southern white woman with a PhD in race & gender studies (Lux ATL)

Podcast:
1619 - how slavery built America, including its economy and music