- 1 month ago
Although not everyone comes to this site to discuss other things unrelated to relationships and weddings, I don’t want the topic of Black Lives Matter to die on this site. I’ve gathered some resources here as a launching pad for anyone who’s interested in understanding the issue better, or starting their journey into deep introspection to eventually change their behavior, thinking, and how they relate to others. For anyone who has the curiosity to take part in the daily effort of understanding others.
It takes a lot of courage to face yourself, stand up, disrupt, and get the best out of yourself. I believe it also takes a lot of self-compassion.
This is nowhere near comprehensive; just some resources others shared here and helpful ones I’ve seen and shared with others.
- White fragility: discomfort and defensiveness on the part of a white person when confronted by information about racial inequality and injustice.
- Amazing take on white fragility: So, what is white fragility?
- White savior: A white person who provides help to non-white people in a self-serving manner.
- White privledge: Inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice.
- Ally: One that is associated with another as a helper : a person or group that provides assistance and support in an ongoing effort, activity, or struggle.
- Racism: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.
All still racist behavior. The green are just often blanketed as “innocent” or “misunderstandings.”
- Prejudice: Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
- Performance empathy: Showing outword empathy for the purpose of being complimented on how empathetic one is.
Why “All Lives Matter”/”(but) not all white people…” arguements are stawman arguements:
- How to Argue Against Saying “All Lives Matter,” Because This Has Got to Stop
- The Backlash Against BLM is Just More Evidence for Injustice
- Five Books the Every White Ally Should Read on Black Lives
- Guidelines for being Strong White Allies
- White Accomplice’s Website
- How to be a Good, White Ally, According to Activitsts
Intersectionality (not at all comprehensive, just what I feel is most relevent for this forum)
- BLM & Class Struggle / The Systemic Nature of Racism
- The Class Politics of BLM
- Systemic vs. Systematic (for example, systemic racism)
- Finally, an explaination of systemic racism that won’t put you to sleep
- 7 Ways we know Systematic Racism is Real
Yes, from Ben & Jerry’s, one of the most vocal companies against racism, and even more so now.
- The Class Politics of BLM
- BLM & Misoginoir, Anti-black Feminists
- Why you Need to know What Misogynoir Mean Right Now
- How White Feminests Oppress Black Women: When Feminism Fuctions as White Suppremacy
- Highly recommend this one and has been a good vehicle of learning for people I know personally.
- “With Whom do You Think your Lot is Cast?” White Feminists and Racism
- Can sign up for free and read for free.
Justice in June: A daily reading, actionable resource
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