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The anti-racist resources Fortune staffers are reading and sharing



As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the country and the globe, the questions on millions of minds are: How can we do better, as a society, and how can I help?

George Floyd, the black man who died last Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer handcuffed him and pinned him to the ground for several minutes, is one of countless black people who have died during an encounter with police. Many who have been speaking out and taking to the streets over the past several days are doing so in demand of justice for victims, and in demand of dismantling systemic racism and all of the ways in which it manifests.

It will take more than voting, or the actions of elected officials, however, for America to recover from the violent, sinister history and reality of racism embedded in its collective consciousness. Many people, including Fortune staffers, have been collecting and circulating resources to undo and unlearn racism. To quote Angela Davis: “It is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.”

Below are educational and actionable resources Fortune‘s editorial staff have been consuming and sharing among our friends, families, professional networks, and one another to help us rise to the occasion in this long overdue moment—and in the weeks and years to come. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a good place to start.

Organizations to support

  • The Bail Project works with public defenders and community organizations to provide assistance paying bail, court date reminders, transportation, and other support to low-income individuals.
  • The Black Alliance for Just Immigration works toward racial, social, and economic justice locally and regionally by engaging with community partners to boost awareness about race, racism, identities, migration, and globalization.
  • Black Visions Collective is a Minnesota-based organization dedicated to dismantling systems of oppression and violence by fostering black leadership.
  • The UndocuBlack Network provides resources and community, along with advancing policy, immigrant rights, and racial justice to benefit black undocumented individuals.
  • African Communities Together is “an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and worldwide.”
  • My Block, My Hood, My City is a Chicago nonprofit at the forefront of getting aid to businesses in majority-minority neighborhoods.
  • Hope Not Hate is an anti-racist and anti-fascist advocacy group in the U.K. that focuses its efforts on community politics and stifling extremism.
  • The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective is a nonprofit “collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists, and activists.”
  • Know Your Rights Camp: a campaign and series of camps held in various U.S. cities to empower black youth and instruct them on how to interact with law enforcement, founded by professional football player Colin Kaepernick.
  • National Black Arts’ Forward Artist Project Relief Fund: A fund to support black artists in need and allow them to continue creating and featuring their art during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Books to read and discuss

Articles and blog posts

Films and TV shows

Instagram accounts to follow

Black-owned businesses to support

Resources for parents


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