What’s happening people!
Thank you for coming by to check out my latest post. It has been some time since the recent conversation of police brutality arose across the world, and the importance still remains, despite the fact your social media may be a little quieter on the matter.
I must admit, when the discussion first arose a few weeks back, I was very uneducated, on matters such as police brutality in both the US and the UK, the meaning of white privilege and all the historic issues that have lead to modern day racism that is experienced on a day to day basis by some people. But a matter such as this is SO important, to society and the people around you. It should not just be a case of sitting back and choosing not to educate yourself on what is going on right now, because that will be your privilege to choose to ignore it. Nothing will change if you sit back and act like its not your problem. Taking the time to educate yourself, have those difficult conversations and calling out on racism, all counts towards making change.
It needs to be discussed regularly and not just when the media decides. Every day there is racism and inequality taking place in the world and that is not right. No one should live in fear that they might get abused or targeted because of who they are, and if you can make a difference by calling out racism, standing up for what is right and changing opinions then we will all grow and improve as a community.
I do understand however that deciding where to start on educating yourself is over whelming. There are alot of educational outlets to choose from so diving into the unknown can be confusing if you don’t exactly know where to start.
A few things that pushed me into the right direction were shows on Netflix, youtube videos and podcasts. The following helped me to understand racism in the police force, white privilege and the injustice within the so called justice system;
Time; Kalief Browder a story
Dear White People
Explained; Racial wealth gap
Channel 4: Black Lives Matter- a history of the movement
Ted talks: Kenney Cook
Act.TV: Systemic Racism Explained
About Race with Renni Lodge
One of my favourite links to all education resources can be found here: It includes every topic, story, website, video, book document etc etc that you will ever need to have a better understanding.
There are also alot of books available if this is your preferred method of education. I am in the process of looking at what books to buy so this isn’t something I can comment on at the minute but if you have a quick google you will find an array of choice.
I really hope, this is something we can all come to together and change. It is heart breaking hearing about what some people have to go through on a day to day basis, being judge for nothing else than being black. It is hurtful, rude, and straight up fucking racist.
Please do take the time to educate yourself, it doesn’t need to be to an excelled level, but enough to ensure you have that understanding of the world and all the horrendous things that are taking place.
If you found any useful resources please leave them in the comment below.
Thanks for reading,
Lots of love,