#BlackoutTuesday

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In light of ongoing events, it has become clear that I need to do more research, but also others don’t know where to start.

So, I am humbly here to learn, I hope the below lists assembled from the interweb serve on your journey too.

Fighting for what you believe in is tiring no matter the cause, but when the thing your fighting for is justice for a fundamental part of who you are I can only begin to imagine.

Go out of your way to support black people operating in any sphere, let’s make their voices heard so we can listen.

Instagram:

How diverse is your Instagram feed? Try these for new points of view and a drip-feed of education

  • @raquel_willis
  • @rachel.cargle
  • @thekokobrown
  • @thegreatunlearn
  • @danielleprescod
  • @ckyourprivilege
  • @imara_jones_
  • @jameelajamilofficial
  • @browngirlsclimb
  • @blacklivesmatteruk
  • @blackgirlssurf
  • @inheadlights

Non-fiction about Black Issues:

In the books listed at the following locations you can find a cohesive and diverse education in racial issues:

Esquire

New York Times 

Charis Books & More

Buzzfeed 

I have read The Good Immigrant (essays from a diverse range of voices)  which I found enlightening and have Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge in my library as my next read.

Fiction by Black Authors:

While these might not comprise a formal “education” in the topics, immersing yourself in stories from black authors will give you a perspective you may never have considered before.

You can find extensive lists of novels at these locations:

Penguin Random House

Oprah Magazine

Huff Post

Mental Floss

Remember that by purchasing your ebooks through socially irresponsible companies (I’m looking at you Amazon) you are supporting a brand that gets away with poor working conditions and not paying their taxes. As black people are more likely to be at the lower end of the economic spectrum, they are more likely to be affected by companies who exploit their employees. Try Ebooks.com or one of these instead.

Love and learning

H

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