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True allyship goes beyond just being a non-racist. To dismantle racism and white supremacy we have to strive to become actively anti-racist. It’s having difficult conversations with your friends and family who express anti-Black sentiments or bias. It’s looking inwards and addressing your own anti-Black racism. It’s writing politicians demanding police accountability. And most importantly, it’s showing up for the Black community, fighting against racism and discrimination wherever it shows up.
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice https://www.whiteaccomplices.org/
Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard https://robynmaynard.com/policing-black-lives/
White fragility by Robin DiAngelo https://robindiangelo.com/
The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/536075/the-skin-were-in-by-desmond-cole/9780385686341
Black Life: Post Black Lives Matter and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi https://arpbooks.org/Books/B/BlackLife
Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada edited by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson, and Syrus Marcus Ware https://quillandquire.com/review/until-we-are-free-reflections-on-black-lives-matter-in-canada/
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor https://bookshelf.ca/product/view/9781728209807
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person https://medschool.duke.edu/sites/medschool.duke.edu/files/field/attachments/explaining_white_privilege_to_a_broke_white_person.pdf
How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-white-parents-can-use-media-to-raise-anti-racist-kids
In Conversation: Desmond Cole and Téa Mutonji https://thewalrus.ca/in-conversation-desmond-cole-and-tea-mutonji/
For additional resources you can check out this curated list here:
Black Health Alliance http://blackhealthalliance.ca/get-involved/donate/
In Memory of D’Andre Campbell https://ca.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-d039andre-anthony-campbell
George Floyd Memorial Fund https://ca.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Justice for Regis – Donation https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-regis
Black Lives Matter – Toronto https://blacklivesmatter.ca/
Black Lives Matter – Vancouver https://blacklivesmattervancouver.com/