The hate and blatant racism I’m seeing on social media this week alone is breaking my heart. It’s 2020 and my black friends are STILL getting racist messages. I’m getting nasty messages for simply showing my support for #blacklivesmatter. I’m sick of it.
I’m tired of sitting around waiting for the world to change. I’m done being in denial that not being racist is enough.
It’s not enough.
We must be actively anti-racist. It’s time to educate ourselves and get familiar with the reality that the black community lives with every single day. We will never fully understand…. I know we won’t. But we can open our minds and we can spread knowledge to support people of color the best we can.
I know it’s hard to know exactly where to start, so my team put together some resources to help. Commit to using some of these resources and sharing them with others. Spark healthy discussions with what you learn and start opening the hearts of others. This is how we do better.
Heavy: An American Memoir — Kiese Laymon
How To Be An Antiracist — Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
Raising Our Hands — Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness — Janet Mock
So You Want to Talk About Race — Ijeoma Oluo
The Fire Next Time — James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness — Michelle Alexander
13th — Netflix
American Son — Netflix
Blindspotting — Hulu with Cinemax
Clemency — Available to rent
Dear White People — Netflix
Fruitvale Station — Available to rent
If Beale Street Could Talk — Hulu
Just Mercy — Rent for free in June in the U.S.
King In The Wilderness — HBO
See You Yesterday — Netflix
The Hate U Give — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us — Netflix
Text FLOYD to 55156
Text JUSTICE to 668366
Text ENOUGH to 55156
Charge All Four Officers — change.org
Justice for Breonna Taylor — change.org
Be ready to do the work — educate yourself about on going racial injustices.
Focus on the narrative — do not center it around you. Educate those around you — continue to share & repost resources.
Choose action rather than inaction.
Be an ally – correct racist conversations you may hear among family or friends. Discuss why it is wrong.
Check in on your black friends, family & colleagues. Don’t condemn those who may be late to the conversation, invite them to join.
Continue to support — be an ally for the rest of your life, even after the outrage.
30 thoughts on “52 Things You Can Do Right Now To Support #BlackLivesMatter”
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Every time I read this, I am reminded of the racism I used to endure because I was Indian. People would call me Tech support and all that, I applaud you for bringing it to my attention, but defunding the police is not going solve anything, in my view, we need to pass a criminal justice reform bill because it is obvious that these cops are in need of some guidance
Absolutely gonna spread this information around! Thank you so much for compiling it here!
You’re so awesome. I love how outspoken and supportive you are during these tough times, and your vulnerability in the recent e-mail really spoke to me, especially when you talked about feeling down on yourself for not fitting into some “beauty ideal” that’s total BS. I’m a white girl, but I absolutely felt less-than for having dark hair and dark eyes, and struggled with an eating disorder for most of my young adult life. It took a lot of work, and time living abroad, for me to really come to appreciate my own positive attributes. I’m grateful for your content and appreciate when you get REAL! We love the real you!
Thank you! Cassey, my heart swells with gratitude for your support!
Thanks for posting this. I wanted to add Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy workbook to the resource list. It’s a series of guided exercises to help one identify and deprogram white supremacist dogma in themselves.
Thank you Cassey!!!!! Thank you for sharing.. educating myself since you put on the list!!! Grateful
Thank you for sharing with us!
Thank you Cassey, your very kind and thoughtful. George Soros and Antifa is behind the funding for ” Black Lives Matter”, so if you’re sending your contribution there; it will not go towards black lives, but towards terrorist groups that hates America and wants more violence in our country. NAACP and Black Business Owners would be a more beneficial source. Thank you, and continue the peace. God bless you 🇺🇸
this is such an important blog-post! thank you!
♥️ Thank you!
Thank you Cassey
Thank you Cassey! This is such a great and accessible resource. You go girl.
Thank you Cassey!!!
Thank you for posting these slides and vocalizing your support for the Black Lives Matter movement!! Would love to see you and your company go the extra mile and donate to bail funds, the NAACP Legal fund, ACLU, or any other organization determined to fight for the rights of the black community. <3
Yes, donated to NAACP LDF 🙂
yoooo. I’ve been following you for years and have always felt grateful for the content you put out. I also know you’ve received a lot of backlash in the past for being vocal about issues you’re passionate about, so this really is great to see. I want to say, emphatically, thank you for being a great ally. Thank you for using your platform to inform. Super appreciate you. In solidarity, S.A
yoooo. thank you for your post. I’ve been following you for years and have always felt grateful for the content you put out. I also know you’ve received a lot of backlash in the past for being vocal about issues you’re passionate about, so this really is great to see. I want to say, emphatically, thank you for being a great ally. Thank you for using your platform to inform. Super appreciate you. In solidarity, S.A
Wonderful resources in graphics! 🙂 how long did it take for you to create those graphics?
Thank you for all of this Cassey. I appreciate all of this
This is wonderful! I have shared this with as many people I can. Thank you so much for your support x
You are KILLIN’ it, Cassey! Slay on, girl!
Just added all the books to my reading list! Thank you so much for putting together a great list of resources and supporting #blacklivesmatter💕
Thank you dearly Mrs. Cassey! A pretty lovely list of resources. Your allyship is appreciated. <3