Resources for helping and healing
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, America once again contends with its deeply ingrained, structural, systemic racism. We have gathered a number of resources here that we hope will help our community of readers cope with this incredibly traumatic series of events. While the reality of American racism is not new or surprising to those it affects, the past few days have once again brought to the forefront the racial inequality that has persisted, intentionally, overtly, and insidiously in American society.
We stand in solidarity with our Black readers, community members, friends, and leaders to recognize our shared humanity. We hear you, we see you, and we are with you. Black Lives Matter.
Where to donate:
If you are able to, a donation can make a powerful difference. Below are a number of sites where you can make a donation. We have tried to aggregate organizations that are still accepting donations, but please be cognizant of whether there might be an organization in need that is receiving less attention, in your community, or otherwise.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Communities United Against Police Brutality
A longer list sorted by location of organizations to donate to
Resources for community and healing, with a focus on the mental health of activists of color:
Project LETS – Race and Mental Health
Activists of Color – Guide to Managing Burnout
The Psychology of Radical Healing
The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans: A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Coping Approach
UMB Clinical Psych Resources/Social Justice Events
Resources for white people to deconstruct their own racism:
It is crucial to keep in mind that it cannot be the work of people of color, particularly black people, to educate white people about oppression. It falls on white Americans to spend time and effort educating themselves for change to happen.
Anti-racism resources for white people
75 things white people can do for racial justice
Black and Brown People Have Been Protesting for Centuries. It’s White People Who Are Responsible for What Happens Next
An Essential Anti-Racist Reading List
Black parents explain how to deal with the police
Mentor specific content