Anti-racism is the act of opposing racism/white supremacy in all forms - in our society, other people, and ourselves. It is about identifying the root causes of racism and putting an end to them. A critical part of anti-racism is self-education - educating yourself without placing the burden of your education on Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). In that spirit, we are asking you to educate yourself and share resources you found helpful or insightful to help others continue their antiracism self-education.
In January 2021, Twin Cities PBS launched Racism Unveiled, a multimedia, multiplatform storytelling project which will examine the impact of systemic racism on Black, Indigenous and communities of color in Minnesota, how racial inequities came to be, how they hold us back and what we can do about them. The two year project is “a platform for people of color to share the honest truth about their experiences in this state and to find a way forward together.”'
Some Racism Unveiled recommendations:
Explore a Racial Awakening in a Small Minnesota Town article and short video
Tethered: How Race and Policing Binds Minneapolis to Louisville article
Jim Crow of the North - 1 hour documentary on redlining in Minnesota
A blog to follow with good anti-racism resources is Real Talk: WOC and Allies.
Real Talk: WOC & Allies is the voices of women of color (WOC) and allies working against racism and oppression. Great blog to learn more about being antiracist.
Some Real Talk: WOC & Allies recommendations:
The Perils of “People of Color” by E. Tammy Kim
For Black Women in Media, a “Dream Job” Is a Myth by Kathleen Newman-Bremang
White Millennials Are Products of a Failed Lesson in Colorblindness by Mychal Denzel Smith
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