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    Confronting Racism

    anti-racism handsThank you for your interest. This page is designed to support white people in being better anti-racism allies to black and brown people.

    It’s intentionally brief. The idea is to do at least one thing to get yourself started.

    As white people, we are inured to the privilege and position we hold – and to the atrocities that happen to black and brown people every day. A people that were born from 400 years of slavery followed by years and years of injustice. To be black is to daily be afraid of your fellow man – esp. those who are suppose to “protect and serve.” The video below shows this so powerfully.

    We owe it to our black and brown brothers and sisters to take our white heads out of the sand and look around at the injustice.

    When you see an injustice, to stand by and witness and do nothing is to be complicit.

    When you see or hear something that’s not right, at least let your voice be heard.

    To be most effective, you need to educate yourself. There are countless videos you can watch for free on YouTube.

    Of the hundreds of books we could list here, the following three books are often referenced as some of the most accessible and useful.

    1. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
    2. How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
    3. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    This video is heartbreaking and really a must-see.

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