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June 04, 2020 - Triple Pundit

To Understand the Movement For Racial Justice, Listen to Black People

To Understand the Movement For Racial Justice, Listen to Black People
Dr. Ella F. WashingtonCredit: ELLAVATE Solutions

Over the past few days, I've struggled to understand how I can contribute to the dialogue around racial injustice and the fight for black lives. As writers, when we see stories we feel need to be told, we do our best to tell them. But what could I, a white woman, possibly say about these issues that hasn't already been said — better and from a place of deeper understanding — by black writers and creators?

I don't really want to try and would much rather do what we can with our little platform to amplify the voices of those who work tirelessly, day in and day out, to educate people about systemic racism, oppression and solutions for change, even though it shouldn't have to be their job to do so.

Read on for resources to help you understand what's happening, the pain and anger that's gripping black and brown people across the country and around the world, and the centuries-long history of systemic racism in America, of which the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd are only the latest examples. All of these resources were created by black people, which is who we should all be listening to right now.

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