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"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. 

http://antiracismforbeginners.com

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co

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.

@rachel.cargle    @privtoprog     @laylafsaad     @theconsciouskid     @bodyposipanda     @ibramxk   @blklivesmatter     @colorofchange     @blackvoices

“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)

report-it.org.uk 

Call 101 after a crime.

999 if the crime is in progress.

ONES TO WATCH

FILMS / DOCUMENTARIES

13th

Becoming

Strong Island

Teach Us All

LA 92

Mudbound

The Sun is Also a Star

12 Years a Slave

Blindspotting

Fruitvale Station

The Green Book

TV SERIES

When They See Us

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap

Time: The Kalief Browder Story

Who Killed Malcolm X?

Dear White People

Seven Seconds

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Orange is the New Black

BlackAF

Pose