Friday, June 5, 2020
Here are some eye-opening and really helpful materials that I watched and read that helped me understand and see more clearly what I can personally do to be anti-racist. I hope they help you become a little more aware too. Thanks.

Systemic Racism Explained 

 (4 minute Facebook video)
*This one was a probably the most eye-opening to me. I learned things I didn't know before, anyway!* 

For White People Who Are Asking What They Can Do 

 (5 minute YouTube Video)
*I found this to be poignant, helpful--and heartbreaking--as well.* 

These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids 

 (Online article with a list of children books at the end that you can purchase)
*I'm always all about finding a good list of book recommendations!* 

Talking to Children About Racial Bias 

(Helpful and not-too-long online article)
*I've actually tried a few of these tips; the ten-year-old was kind of like duh-mom, but the four-year-old had fun going through her dolls with me to see how different they all looked--from skin tone to hair and sizes and shapes*

Micro-Agression : How unintentional but insidious bias can be the most harmful 

(8 minute YouTube video)
*Not as entertaining as the others to watch, but it can still get you thinking* 

Books You Could Read About Racism 

(Various Book Lists. Found on Instagram)
*I usually just read romance--or children's books--so honestly I've only skimmed through a couple of these, but for the non-fiction enthusiasts out there, maybe this is a helpful list for you*
Reposted from @baratunde Thanks to @bookshop_org, I have a bookshop! “Baratunde’s World-Saving Bookshop”

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change 

(Online article written by Barack Obama. 4-minute read)
*Even though I'm not big on political stuff--like at all--I really liked what he had to say here* 

More Articles Added June 24, 2020 

The America I Love Needs To Do Better 

(Online article written by Arnold Schwarzenegger)
*I just saw a quote I loved (I know, I know: I'm obsessed with quotes!!) that said, "Shaming someone into action creates acting. Inspiring someone into action creates change." And this was a good inspirational piece that made me want to be better!* 

Ending Systemic Racism Benefits Everyone 

(Online article)
*I like having a clear game plan when solving a problem, maybe even a list of major bullet points to hit along the way of reaching that plan. And this article lists out some good specific goals to hit in order to end systemic racism on a whole, bigger level.* 

Opposing Viewpoints - Added June 25, 2020 

The Hodgetwins Facebook Page 

(Facebook pages full of videos to watch)
*Because I'm a libra and thus obsessed with symmetry, it's very important for me to look at all sides of a matter and give both opposing viewpoints due consideration. And since it was starting to feel wrong that I was focusing on one side alone, I thought I should also add awareness about people who don't agree with anything posted above. These videos shared by the Hodge twins also make some good points to think about.* 

White Privilege Debate 

(Facebook Video)
*Just one more video showing a viewpoint that opposes systemic racism because we need to see the whole picture.*

Added June 29, 2020

Real Life with Jack Hibbs - Happening Now - Pt 21

(Almost 2 hour YouTube video)
*Here's a religious take on what's happening in the world now with the social issues in the world now.*

Interview with Larry Elder on The Rubin Report

(1 hour YouTube video)
*Here's a religious take on what's happening in the world now with the social issues in the world now.*