BE A GOOD ALLY TO PEOPLE OF COLOR
IMPORTANT POSTS, VIDEOS, RESOURCES ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND RACISM
Monday, June 1 2020
Over the past days I collected posts, resources and videos that impacted me. Words that opened my eyes.
The White Privilege discussion is very painful for our ego and good for humanity. So let's just start.
Let me start by saying I'm NOT a specialist on this subject.
That's why I share the words and texts of the women and men of color who are the specialists.
So what can you do? Why does your voice and your actions matter?
And why is sharing 1 'I'm so upset' post not enough?
I think it all starts with checking how privileged you are. And share it.
This is not about shaming or saying ‘I’m colorblind, everyone is the same’ because we can all agree that doesn’t work.
But about standing up and saying: ‘I refuse to live in a racist world. What can I do?’ 'How can I be a good ally'?
This is about politics AND about opening your eyes to the world as it is.
This is about checking our own role. And oh boy, how can looking deep within, facing our own prejudices make us cringe. Let's do it anyway!!
Awareness is everything!
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P.S.2 And to quote Rachel Rodgers: 'Do not expect a cookie when you do something right.'
FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE A GOOD ALLY AND IS WILLING TO LEARN
How to react when someone says: "I care but not today" or 'One post will fix it all.'
Very important video by Rachel Rodgers about 'White Liberalism'
Well known business coach Marie Forleo and her team decided to close all comments - in the Facebook group of B-School - on posts from women of color who shared their feeling of loss, sadness and anger after George Floyd was murdered.
And then this happened. It's important to fully understand that 'not doing anything', not fully getting how deep the pain, or simply ignoring it, will always backfire.
How to 'feel' (from the safety of our own homes ... ) what it must be like to be a person of color in the United States.
If you want to 'feel' what it must be like to be black in the United States. read this.
The reality is incredibly painful and it's important that we feel it. You find the original post by Steve Locke here.
How to react when someone says: "I'm colorblind"
The answer to: As a white person I'm afraid to say something because I might say the wrong thing
The answer to: What can I do?
The answer to: How can I be a Good Ally?
The answer to: How Racists am I really? and to Does racism always looks the same?
The answer to: Is there a list of books? What people of color can I follow? What can I do? How can I be a good ally?
"This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues."
Books, films, people you could follow, organizations you can donate to and follow on social media.
2. And this is a List of Anti-Racism Resources & Action Steps compiled by Nathaniel Hunt IG @nathanielhunt_
3. ALL the Answers + What to do Next + Resources. Make sure to SAVE this text and come back to regularly because it's been updated all the time.
4. BLM KIT and resources for the Netherlands (specifically Groningen)
10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship by Mireille Charper follow her on IG
FOR PARENTS and TEACHERS
Remember the days when you had three colors to choose from when drawing skin: white, pink and yellow? Well those days are over! Crayola created 32 colors crayons! Read more here
BRENE BROWN: THE SYSTEM IS NOT BROKEN. IT WAS BUILT THIS WAY
The other thing you can do is to become very aware of representation and inclusion in your own business.
This is So Simple!!
Are all the images you share of 30 year old white women? YES! That’s where you can create change! Your own business is a great way to create an inclusive world!
When I grew up everyone on the television was white. As a young brown girl I was not - or almost not - represented. In the sixties and seventies we had ONE visible black man, an American actor, in the Netherlands. He sort of represented ALL black people in the Netherlands. Can you imagine what that must have felt like? Start changing this now. The list with images is here
DON'T FORGET TO DONATE TO ONE OF THE CAUSES