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Silence Is Unacceptable


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Season 2: Episode 207 - Listen Here

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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


· 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

· Anti-Racism Project

· Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)

· Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources

· Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

· Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac

· Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits

· “Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

· Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

· 13 lists of ways to learn and show up as antiracist in this world

· A Conversation on Race in America

· Talking About Race by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Books 

· 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

· I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

· Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

· Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

· Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

· Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

· 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

· When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

· 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

· Books:

o Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults

o 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

· Podcasts:

o Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’

o Fare of the Free Child podcast

· Articles:

o PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

o Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good

o The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon

o Talking About Race by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

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