Special: conversation about racism and white privilege
A very special episode today. No guest. This time it's only Rosie & Jeremie having an open, honest and unedited conversation about racism and white privilege.
On May 25th, 2020, a black man named George Floyd was murdered by the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States). Following this tragic and awful event, a series of protests started in the US and all over the world to fight racism and police brutality. Things have to change.
We have spent a lot of time listening, learning, unlearning, reading, watching videos & documentaries to try to understand the problem. As white people, we have never experienced what black people have been through & are going through in their lives. We have been trying to educate ourselves on the Black Lives Matter movement and decided to have an open conversation about it in order to encourage communication. To make a real change, we all have to get involved, and it starts with acknowledging what's going on, talking about it, then taking action.
If you want to know more and help, here are some resources with multiple links to learn, donate, etc.
Listen to the episode
After the brutal murder of George Floyd, the world has been shocked into opening their eyes to see the injustices that are happening in the US and all over the world on a daily basis. I will be writing a blog post talking about my views & opinions on what's currently happening, but for now, here are some important resources to learn more.
I haven't necessarily read all the books or watched all the shows, but I know they are about this subject and have been recommended to me. I just wanted to put this list together as a resource for myself and others who want to do better.
- Justice For George Floyd Petition
- Change.Org Petition for George Floyd
- Change.Org Petition For Breonna Taylor
- The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of color-blindness by Michelle Alexander.
- White Fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo.
- How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
- So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Me And White Supremacy by Layla Saad
- When They Call You A Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X Kendi
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix Of The National Book Award-Winning Stamped From The Beginning
- Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- The Colour Of Law: A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Netflix & Amazon Prime
- 13th by Ava DuVernay on Netflix
- When They See Us by Ava DuVernay on Netflix
- Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement by Laurens Grant on Amazon Prime
- Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story by Jenner Story on Amazon Prime
- I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck on Amazon Prime
- Time: The Kalief Browder Story by Jenner Furst on Netflix
- Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese on Netflix
- Dear White People by Justin Simien on Netflix
- 1916 by The New York Times
- Lynching In America
- About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- The Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
- Intersectionality Matters by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- The Stoop by Hana Baba & Leila Day
- The Echo Chamber by Jade & Ez
- Code Switch by NPR
- Yo, Is This Racist? by Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome
- Black Lives Matter
- Google Doc with more information
- 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
- Eye On Design Resources List
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Black Emotional & Mental Health support
- Loveland Foundation
Instagram Accounts to Follow
- Layla Saad
- Rachel Cargle
- Brittany Packnett Cunningham
- Ijeoma Oluo
- Ibram X Kendi
- Austin Channing
- Monique Melton
- Rachel Ricketts
- Shaun King
- Tamika D. Mallory
- Color Of Change
*some links may be affiliate links - all earnings from these affiliate links will be donated to the BLM movement.