We’ve created this resource guide to point you in a few directions that we think might be helpful as you look to further educate yourself on what action steps to take.
Donate to or get involved with:
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Campaign Zero- Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns, and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
Guide to Being an Ally– this is a great intro guide for how to be an ally to people of color.
Other ways to get involved:
Sign the petition for George Floyd. Millions have signed and so can you.
I found this to be a great article that has lots of actions to take- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
So many of the changes we need to see regarding police brutality have to happen at the local level. That is good news because it’s easier to get involved and have more impact. This page has Campaign Zero’s list of issues by city and state.
- “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi
- “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
- “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
- “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo
- “Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey
- “The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement” by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris
- “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin
- “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery
- “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II
- “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- “Stamped: Racism,Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi“
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
- The End of Policing- Alex S. Vitale (free eBook)