Our country is in upheaval right now. Black Lives Matter and police brutality are front and center, and protests are continuing around the country. So to better understand what Black Americans are experiencing in this moment, Bethany and Kathleen spoke with five Black listeners of An Acquired Taste to hear how they’re feeling and coping in this current moment, and to hear their hopes for our country’s future. This podcast has always been first and foremost about creating a safe community, and in this week’s episode, we’re going to rally around a community that’s hurting and give them the microphone to tell their own stories.
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Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com Bail Project https://bailproject.org National Bail Fund Network https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory The Innocence Project https://www.innocenceproject.org Run With Maud https://www.runwithmaud.com Justice For Breonna https://justiceforbreonna.org
VIDEO: Killer Mike’s full speech (via Bringing Down the Band) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy9io6VEt58
Social Change: Everyone Has a Role to Play: https://bit.ly/2Xmw2Lo
Research-based solutions to stop police violence: https://bit.ly/2MjjazF
My Role in the Social Change Ecosystem: https://bit.ly/2AzHQkv
Where To Donate & Find Mental Health Resources Related To The George Floyd Protests (Via Bustle) -- https://www.bustle.com/p/where-to-donate-find-mental-health-resources-related-to-the-george-floyd-protests-22946925
"Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland" by Jonathan M. Metzl
Here Are Ways to Support Black Lives Matter Protesters and Help Call for Justice (Via Complex) -- https://www.complex.com/life/2020/05/here-are-ways-to-support-george-floyds-family-and-those-protesting-his-death
19 Black Influencers That You Should Be Following (via Refinery 29) -- https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/black-fashion-influencers-instagram
Do Not Let Your Outrage Go to Waste. After Protests, Here’s What Comes Next (Via Glamour) -- https://www.glamour.com/story/do-not-let-your-outrage-go-to-waste-after-protests-heres-what-comes-next
The Best Black Movies of the Last 30 Years (Via Complex) -- https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/the-best-black-movies-of-the-last-30-years/
"How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi -- https://amzn.to/2AGATOE
14 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race -- https://mashable.com/article/new-books-black-authors-you-should-read/
Resources for Understanding White Privilege:
Anti-Racism Resources for White People: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR2_aTX_DQ9rHSF6iwY1C6IAOAoLLUzWkP4Gk5YiXFuHg4BHMI-xgHN9dKc
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy Macintosh
“White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
“How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi
“Dear White People: Let’s Not Continue to be our Ancestors” by Natalie McCabe Zwerger