I want to make it very clear that I am unequivocally on the side of Black people in this ongoing quest for their equality.
As a privileged white cis-gendered Canadian female, I stand against racism, and strive to be a better ally against racism – yes, even over here in Canada. We are not immune from racism and it’s insulting that some of us think so.
I’m going to add links here for those who, like me, are looking for ways to help.
The list is a teeny list, and not at all exhaustive. I am definitely open to your suggestions.
Black Lives Mattern list of resources/actions: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
Buzzfeed’s list of documentaries to stream right now: https://www.buzzfeed.com/natashajokic1/racial-injustice-documentaries-and-movies
Buzzfeed’s list of places to donate: https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/15-groups-to-donate-to-that-support-protesters-and-black
Ask a manager’s list of resources: https://www.askamanager.org/2020/06/racial-justice.html
Anti-racism resources curated by Good Good Good: https://www.goodgoodgood.co/anti-racism-resources
The Mad Mommy’s list of 200+ Black owned Etsy shops: https://themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops
Medium’s 75 things white people can do for racial justice: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
List of resources compiled by The Webby Awards: https://www.webbyawards.com/news/resources-in-defense-of-black-lives/
25 New and Established Black-owned Home Decor Brands (The Importance of Promoting Representation and Black Culture, Supporting Job Creation in Disenfranchised Communities): https://www.mymove.com/home-inspiration/decoration-design-ideas/black-owned-home-decor/