I’m so happy that I received lots of supportive feedback on my blog’s relaunch day. Thank you for your support and interest. So excited to see what’s to come!
I’m sure you already know what’s going on around the world, racial injustice, humanitarian crisis and more…Unfortunately these problems are not new to us, they have been happening for a long time. I want my blog to be a safe space for everyone, therefore I want to dedicate a whole post on how to educate ourselves on social issues, particularly social injustice.
It’s time for us to stop, and listen to those who are fighting for justice.
The fight against any type of injustice is personal and begins with the individual – seeking to educate themselves, seeking to understand the issue, and seeking to end the injustice. It is crucial to learn more about the oppression of marginalised groups since what you do with your power and privilege matters. You have the opportunity to use your power and privilege for good – to become an ally and activist for marginalised communities that you are not part of.
So, if you want to fight for social injustice and make a change, start by evaluating news sources, read different perspectives and educate yourself.
Books saved my sanity, knowledge opened the locked places in me and taught me first how to survive and then how to soarGloria E. Anzaldùa
- National Museum of African American History and Culture – Talking About Race: I personally find this website so helpful, as it explains topics such as historical foundations of race, whiteness, being anti-racist and more.
- Recommended Readings on Antiracism by James Madison University
- Black Lives Matter Card for donations, petitions, and more resources
- So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo (view)
- White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin J. DiAngelo (view)
- Good Talk by Mira Jacob (view)
- Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (currently reading) (view)
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad (view)
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (view)
- 13th: A Netflix documentary, an analysis of the criminalisation of Americans. The film involves conversations with scholars, historians, activists and politicians to explore the reasons why America’s prisons are disproportionately filled with black people.
- When They See Us: The true story of five teenagers black and Hispanic boys who were wrongly imprisoned and charged as adults for the rape of a white woman they did not commit.
- Dear White People: This tv-series on Netflix follows several black university students at an Ivy League institution, exploring topics such as social injustice, cultural bias, activism. (currently watching)
- Code Switch: A weekly podcast by journalists of colour who discuss race and all the way it interacts with society and culture.
- No Country For Young Women: Two women discuss what it’s like. being a British woman of colour in the UK today and all their experiences.
- The Breakdown with Shaun King: He explores stories of injustice, racism and corruption but also discusses ways to fight back and how you can support with practical action steps
- EQUALS: A podcast about hope in the fight against inequality. Different talks with activists, politicians, thinkers from all walks of life to share their story about inequality.
Last but not least, I want to include a helpful link that has lots of information on the current crisis’ that are happening around the world right now.
I really hope you found this post helpful in some way and will think about the ways you can educate yourself and others around you from now on. My aim was to create a mini guide for everyone who wants to learn more about social injustice in our world, therefore I’d really appreciate if you share this post with your friends & family!
Until next time,
UNLV University Libraries – Anti-Oppression Resources for UNLV Students: Educating Yourself