Resources for Black Liberation

August 18, 2020 ☼ blog postinformationalblacklivesmatter

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The idea for this page came about from an earlier version in which Black people provided their insight and resources. You can still view and contribute to that page here.

This page is intended to be a list of easily accessed and organized resources related to white privilege, white supremacy, racism, the Black experience, intersectionality, and so on. This is a dynamic list that will be updated as mor resources come to light. Most of the resources will be free to access, but I will include a few paid ones as well. At the bottom of the page you will also find a list of organizations that you can support in the fight for racial equality.

If you have resources that you feel would be beneficial for others to see, send an email with a link to the resource and a brief description. It should ideally fit into the below categories, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay.

About The Organization

This page is organized into the following headings:

Videos

Eyes on the prize
This is a video series that follows the Civil Rights movement from the prospective of different figures and in different areas of the US. It is a great resource for understanding the past and how it manifests itself in the present and can be used to derive a more equitable future
Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses White Fragility
In this hour-long video, Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her Book White Fragility” and discusses it. This is a great resources for understanding internalized racism, white privilege, and white supremacy
The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the ramifications of only being exposed to one story that often exludes marginalized groups. This is a great resource for learning how media and art contributes to the marginalization of Black people.

Articles

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
This article confronts white people with their inherent privilege and how society has constructed this privelege to be invisible to them. This is a great resource for understanding white privilege and how it works against Black people and people of color in general.
Black Men in Public Space by Brent Staples
This is an article about the experience of Black men in our society. This article is great for learning about the Black experience and learning about Black anger
An Overview of the African-American Experience
This is a brief overview of the history of Black people in America. It is not meant to be an in-depth resourcee, but something to get you started. This is a great resource for those who are new to Black history (especially young learners).
Being African American and LGBTQ: An Introduction
This is an article that introduces the reader to the intersection of Black and LGBTQ. It goes into details about issues that this community faces, and there are links and resources for more information on this topic. This resource is great for learning about the intersectionality of Black people

Websites and other resources

Perils and Perks of Privilege: Project humanities
This is a website that houses workshops, checklists, and other resources about confronting privilege in all aspects of life. From white privilege to Christian privilege and everything in between. This is a great resource for understanding the concept of privilege, its effects on marginalized people, and how recognizing it and redirecting its power to empower the marginalized is so important
African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
This is a free, open course by Yale to learn about Black American history from the emancipation of slavery to the present. This resource is great for anyone who struggles to know where to start learning and needs a bit of structure. There are other Black history courses that can be taken from Yale.
African American History: Modern Freed Struggle
This is a free course offered by Stanford University. This outlines the struggle for freedom that Black people in the USA have, and currently are, undertaking. This resource is great for those who don’t know where to start their research and need some structure. There are several history courses about Black history and other historic topics on Openculture.com

Organizations you can help

The following are organizations that really need your support. This can come in the form of donations, volunteering, and/or signing and sharing petitions.

Nymag.com: 153 Ways to Donate in support of Black Lives Matter and Communities of Color
This is a list of different organizations and funds that you can donate to to support BLM, black liberation, and other communities of color.
Bleumag.com: 30 BLM petitions you should sign right now
This is a list of BLM petitions that could use your signature.