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This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you have other creators, resources, articles, actions or organizations that you would like for us to add, please feel free to reach out.
Support Black creators in our communities.
Cast & Content Creators
Support Black storytellers.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors
- Tomi Adeyemi
- Nalo Hopkinson
- Samuel R. Delaney
- N.K. Jemisin
- Nnedi Okorafor
- Tananarive Due
- Airea D. Matthews
- Walter Mosley
- Geoffrey Thorne
- Minister Faust
- Sheree R. Thomas
- Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Tochi Onyebuchi
- Karen Lord
- Steven Barnes
- Sofia Samatar
- David Anthony Durham
- Octavia Butler
- Maurice Broaddus
- Barry Nugent
FURTHER LIST OF BOOKS TO READ, THANKS RACHELGOMES: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eT3U74lNb9KPLKA3mUmNauSPwbcK5LQv70KmBW7EwdA/edit#gid=0
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: CHECK OUT THIS LIST OF ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES COMPILED BY SARAH SOPHIE FLICKER AND ALYSSA KLEIN
Sooooo many good resources already listed on here. You’ll see some overlap in the later sections but this is a great compilation that people have put a lot of great work into.
SIMILARLY. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE also check out PLUS1.ORG’S ANTI-RACISM TOOLKIT.
Again, people who are more knowledgeable than us have done this great work so that we can do more to actively dismantle white supremacy. Check it out. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vMlmL9TCZJW9bDNfr_nBu8FZEc8LZQd2fi4hbD1s7dg/edit?fbclid=IwAR1GSNbcbw-KRtvhM-7OQmTt2HtuBUTcPbOMtAb-DDnXe3dBIapMpHWUmto
Books About Anti-Racism, Racist Systems, Criminalization in America, etc.
- Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America - James Forman, Jr.
- Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad
- How to be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism - Robin DiAngelo
- Reproductive Justice - Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger
- So you want to talk about race - Ijeoma Oluo
- How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective - edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander
- GO CHECK OUT THOSE LISTS WE LINKED ABOVE
Organizations You Can Donate To or Financially Support
Direct Actions You Can Take
- Click this link with a fully written email and placeholders with your name and city to demand the Minneapolis Police Department take all four of George Floyd’s killers and take them into custody - www.tinyurl.com/emailforfloyd/
- Click this link to write an email demanding justice for Breonna Taylor - www.tinyurl.com/ycha6nuu
- If you are in the DC area:
- More resources and guidance: instagram.com/avahmann
- If you want to call your DC council member and don’t know how, send us a DM!
- For everyone: Write your state representative! (Don't know your state delegate/representative or senator? Use this website or let us know, and I will help you!)
- Here’s a scripted email about no-knock warrants if you don’t know what to write:
- Hi [State Rep],
My name is [YOUR NAME], and I live in your district. I’ve been moved by the protests against police brutality across the nation. One situation that breaks my heart is the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. She was killed in her own home when officers executed a no-knock warrant at the wrong home.
Nothing can make up for her tragic loss of life. But no-knock warrants aren’t just a problem in Louisville. Police use no-knock warrants in our district! I’m writing to you in hopes that you will file legislation to ban no-knock warrants.
Please see this 2014 ACLU report on police execution of warrants for more info: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/jus14-warcomeshome-report-web-rel1.pdf
- [Please note that this email may not apply to your district if you live in Oregon or Florida.]
Some other articles and resources for non-black people of color regarding anti-blackness in non-white communities:
This list was only possible because of the countless efforts and hours of many people paving the way. Credit to: @trishalvaro (IG), @Stanfordfraser (Twitter), @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y (IG), @ericachidi (IG), @mireillecharper (IG), @dciwoc (IG), @law4blacklivesdc (IG), @brige0x (IG), @soft_masc_shawty (IG) (I lost the account that drafted the instant email link demanding justice for Breonna Taylor in direct actions, and am working on recovering that)