"It is not enough to be quietly non-racist,
now is the time to be actively anti-racist."
- Angela davis
Questioning and potentially saying the wrong thing, is better than saying nothing at all.
Make a mistake, learn from it, move on, do better next time.
The below links are a brilliant starting point; useful definitions, helpful resources, guidance on how to fight against racism, and break down any unconscious biases that exist within yourself. Let us strive towards a more just society and Brighter Times.
ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
IT IS OUR JOB TO DO THE WORK AND EDUCATE OURSELVES. REMEMBER THAT BECOMING AN ALLY SHOULD BE A VERB RATHER THAN A NOUN.
To be an ally, one must continually practise allyship. Continue to be teachable. Be open to correction. Always monitor yourself fordefensiveness and white fragility. Share Black stories. Uplift Black voices. Follow Black activists. The following accounts are incredibly informative.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
- Desmond Tutu
WHAT IS HATE CRIME?
In the UK, any form of verbal or visual abuse, harassment, name-calling, intimidation, threat, encouraging others to hate, property damage or physical violence against anyone due to their race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, caste or religion is classed as a hate crime.
If you are witness or victim of any of these, please report it to the police.
Last year - 83% of those taken to court for hate crimes in the UK were convicted.
TO REPORT A HATE CRIME (UK)
Call 101 after a crime.
999 if the crime is in progress.
ONES TO WATCH
FILMS / DOCUMENTARIES
Teach Us All
The Sun is Also a Star
12 Years a Slave
The Green Book
When They See Us
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Dear White People
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
Orange is the New Black