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Resources for Racial Equity

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have increased the national discussion, not only of racism within the police force and criminal justice system, but structural racism across all areas of American life. It also has many people looking at how to address racism in their personal lives and within their organizations. If you are interested learning more about racial injustice and equity, Black Lives Matter, and how you can help, below are resources compiled by AACF Race Equity Director for Advocacy, Melvin Clayton. If you have questions or are looking for additional resources, you can contact him at mclayton@aradvocates.org.

Virtual Discussions
Arkansas Kids Count Coalition and Citizens First Congress recently co-hosted a conversation on racial equity and COVID-19. A large portion of that conversation was on how to be a good ally. Here is a recording of the presentation.

Citizens First Congress also hosted another conversation “Understanding Why Black Lives Matter.”

Racial Equity Resource Guide

National Conversation

Ibram X. Kendi’s website author of How to Be an Anti-Racist

Racism Hurts Everyone – Costs to White People by UCC Massachusetts Conference

A Letter to My White Male Friends of a Certain Age by Dax-Devlon Ross in Nonprofit Quarterly

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide presented by Carol Anderson

Casey Strengthens Infrastructure for Advancing Racial Equity

Books

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi