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Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism: Additional Resources

“One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.” ― Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

Primary Sources

Black Lives Matter

In 2013 in Sanford, Florida, vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin. As a result, the struggle against police violence flared up under the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and turned into one of the biggest grassroots movements in the United States. This film interviewed co-founder Patrisse Cullors about the various forms of violence against black citizens, and why resistance is essential.

The Talk: Race in America

This film documents the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. Distributed by PBS Distribution.

How to be an Antiracist

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility'

A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott