This post lists out 87 ways you can help, educate yourself, stay informed, and take action. Please refer to this post for recommendations on what is posted below.
Educate yourself and stay informed
-Read books, watch documentaries, watch movies, watch YouTube videos, and listen to podcasts that educate you on the history of oppression and white supremacy. (Recommendations on post)
-Follow social media accounts that will keep you informed. (Recommendations on post)
-Read the news.
-Sign petitions: change.org or colorofchange.org (Recommendations on post)
-Contact government leaders: www.vice.com/en_us/article/935bye/basic-guide-to-finding-and-calling-your-representatives
Support black-owned businesses and artists
Click below to see a list of black-owned Indy food businesses to support right now
Acknowledge your privilege & blind spots
As much as we, human beings, like to point our fingers at other people for being the problem, we first have to realize, and acknowledge, the problems that are in our own hearts. It’s highly likely that you have certain biases and prejudices whether you realize them (conscious) or not (subconscious). There’s a quote that states “the first step of change is to become aware of your own problems.” We can’t fix a whole society by ourselves without first being aware of our hearts. Click on the button below to take the implicit association test.
Donate to organizations striving for change