How do we tackle something as huge and heartbreaking as the problem of injustice?
How do we break the moulds set by centuries of racial inequality, violence, trauma?
Usually, the place to start is not with speaking but with listening. Yesterday across social media, people posted black squares in place of their usual streams of content, in solidarity, as a commitment to pause and listen.
Here are a few of the things I heard, voices I am using my space to amplify:
We cannot stay silent.
We need to learn more.
If you don’t know what to say, or how to help, or why this keeps happening, or are feeling overwhelmed by it all… start by learning more:
- This is a great compilation of “scaffolding” for anti-racist resources, dependent on where someone is at on their journey: Scaffolding Anti-Racist Resources .
- Another one full of resources for individuals and parents can be found here: Anti-Racism Resources.
- If that all seems like too much and you’re not sure where to start, they’ve broken it down here based on how much time you have: 10 mins/day, 25 mins/day, etc: Justice in June.
Recognizing your privilege is an essential first step.
Check out this honest, gentle and well-written primer on white privilege.
Canada is not above it: this happens here too.
Finally, I’m gonna let Shad have the last word…
Do click through to read it to the end.
Thank you for visiting. Please feel free to share links to resources or voices that need to be amplified in the comments below. ❤️