Be A Better Human
Silence Is Unacceptable
Season 2: Episode 207 - Listen Here
The entire world witnessed the brutal murder of George Floyd on television, and the world universally condemned it. The fight to end racism demands from us the courage to acknowledge our full American history, and the humanity to look beyond skin color. None of us can defend silence; it is unacceptable. Silence maintains the status quo and supports a system built on discrimination.
All lives can't matter, when black lives don't. So let the work to end racism continue with even greater vigor. We can be better humans.
Find a list resources and videos for this episode below. And be sure to look for new episodes from the Helpline to support your emotional well-being.
Oprah : Where Do We Go From Here?
Jane Elliott: Experimental Racism
Other Resources for Allies
· Talking About Race by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
· Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
· Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
· Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
· How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
· Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
· Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
· Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
· Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
· So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
· The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
· The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
· The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
· The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
· The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
· Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
· This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
· White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
· Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
· White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
· Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Derald Wing Sue
Films and TV Series
· 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
· American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
· Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
· Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
· Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
· Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
· I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
· If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
· Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
· King In The Wilderness — HBO
· See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
· Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
· The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
· The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
· When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
· Time: The Kalief Browder Story — Netflix
· BlacKkKlansman — Hulu
Resources for Parents
o Talking About Race by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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