Advocacy Resources

"It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."

- Frederick Douglass

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Read

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migrationby Isabel Wilkerson

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindnessby Michelle Alexander

So You Want to Talk About Raceby Ijeoma Oluo

How To Be An Antiracistby Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragilityby Robin DiAngelo

Biasedby Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust Americaby Jennifer Harvey

Citizen: An American Lyricby Claudia Rankine

Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Eraby Jerry Mitchell

They Were Her Propertyby Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whitenessby
Austin Channing Brown

Me and White Supremacyby Layla F. Saad

Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Timeby James Baldwin

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodiesby Resmaa Menakem

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Doby Claude M. Steele

An American Marriageby Tayari Jones

The Color of Lawby Richard Rothstein

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justiceby Fania Davis

Black Food Geographiesby Ashanté M. Reese

Race for Profitby Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequalityby Thomas M. Shapiro

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gapby
Mehrsa Baradaran

Stamped From the Beginningby Ibram X. Kendi

The Strange Career of Jim Crowby C. Vann Woodward (Martin Luther King Jr. called this “the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement.)

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and BeyondbyMarc Lamont Hill

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crowby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Homegoingby Yaa Gyasi

The Yellow Houseby Sarah M. Broom

The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and Whiteby Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

When Affirmative Action Was Whiteby Ira Katznelson

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Presentby Harriet A. Washington

Watch

The Hate UGive,a film based on theYA noveloffering an intimate portrait of race in America

Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama

The1965 debatebetween James Baldwin and William F. Buckley

My hour on the history of Confederate statues in Nat Geo’sAmerica Inside Out

Becoming,a Netflix documentary following Michelle Obama on her book tour

Let It Fall,a documentary looking at racial tensions in Los Angeles and the 1992 riots over LAPD officers’ brutal assault on Rodney King

When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five

13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system

I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish

Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement

Whose Streets?,a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson

Fruitvale Station, a film with Michael B. Jordan about the killing of Oscar Grant

American Son, a film with Kerry Washington about an estranged interracial couple waiting for their missing son

The Central Park Five, a documentary from Ken Burns

A Class Divided, a Frontline documentary

Donate

IN ORDER OF MOST PRESSING NEED FOR SUPPORT:

To support Communities United Against Police Brutality, clickhereandhere.

To support Racial Justice Network, clickhereandhere.

To support Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, clickhereandhere.

To support the Minnesota ACLU, clickhere.

To support Black Vision Collective, clickhere.

To support Rethink Tailoring Lounge and their support of protesters, clickhereandhere.

To support B. Resale and their support of protesters, clickhereandhere.

To donate to efforts to rebuild and clean up Lake street,click here.

To support Black Lives Matter Twin Cities Metro, clickhere.

To support North Star Health Collective, clickhereandhere.

To support Unicorn Riot, clickhereandhere.

To support bail funds for protesters being arrested, donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund here.

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