Resources: Talking About Racism

Sensible Responses to White Nonsense – Great conversational suggestions to white folks on “calling in” other white white folks on racism.

Why Black Lives Matter is Crucial, All Lives Matter is Unnecessary, and White Lives Matter is just Racist  

Why You Should Stop Saying “All Lives Matter,” Explained in 9 Different Ways – “…a better way to understand Black Lives Matter is by looking at its driving phrase as “black lives matter, too.” So all lives do matter, obviously, but it’s one subset of lives in particular that’s currently undervalued in America.” dw_heavyquoteimages7-1030x909

Common Distancing Statements and Ideas for Responses – really, really helpful list with great suggestions for responses

A Flowchart For People Who Get Defensive When Talking About Racism – If you’ve ever felt defensive or hurt when your non-white friends have talked about racism, this flowchart’s for you.

Ideas for Responding to Everyday Bigotry – Huge, specific list of scenarios and responses

VIDEO:  Context for Black Lives Matter

Yes, Racism exists. Here’s a Few Examples

Aren’t More White People than Black People Killed by Police? Yes, but No. – In-depth article. “The only thing that was significant in predicting whether someone shot and killed by police was unarmed was whether or not they were black…,This just bolsters our confidence that there is some sort of implicit bias going on. Officers are perceiving a greater threat when encountered by unarmed black citizens.”

Five Essential Statistics about Racial Inequality – From CNN

Study Supports Suspicion That Police Are More Likely to Use Force on Blacks – from the New York Times

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack  – A helpful list for those learning about the basics of what white privilege is, and how it operates in society.


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