What’s Really Going on in America Right Now? Resources For People in the Dark

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

― James Baldwin

Protests in every city. Unmitigated violence against non-violent protestors by the police. Fear and rage spiraling out of control to cause looting by protestors and cops alike. Nationwide curfews aimed to squash these protests. And on top of it all, a fucking pandemic.

Meanwhile, Trump is getting his picture taken with the bible:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/06/03/priest-stjohns-church-trump/

It’s overwhelming to say the very least. Anyway, here are some smart people talking about what’s going on.

Trevor Noah Gives an Overview of the Situation:

The George Floyd Murder Explained:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007159353/george-floyd-arrest-death-video.html?searchResultPosition=1

James Baldwin on Tangible Effects of Racism:

Explanation of the Black Lives Matter Movement:

How Protesting Works:

Resources for Protestors:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1U3j1-3R0qXfwPpxgRo5eZxTpqv-8hgT3

The Role of Capitalism in All of This:

Fox New’s ‘Misunderstanding’ of the Situation That a Lot of People Will Watch:

Some Things That Could Be Done to Stop Police Violence:

https://www.businessinsider.com/research-based-methods-of-reducing-police-violence-2020-6

The Legacy of Slavery in America:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/158-resources-understanding-systemic-racism-america-180975029/

Why Racism Exists in America:

Emmanuel Acho’s ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man:’

Self Education and Being a Minority Who is Culturally “White:”

Official BLM Resources:

https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/


“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

More James Baldwin: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/11-james-baldwin-quotes-on-race-that-resonate-now-more-than-ever_n_58936929e4b06f344e40664c

My life matters. Your life matters. Black Lives Matter. It’s not that fucking complicated.

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