An Anti-Racist Resource Library

Articles for Action

Aparna Rae- Reflect, rest, restore — and take action

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reflect-rest-restore-take-action-aparna-rae/?trackingId=ChwdPKeASiS00CVnVJGUGg%3D%3D&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=88809404&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-98XgVBb_5xAms2VaubclS-ld0PAiu8uR-EzsGPvqxs3DGOBpXkl6Uby2REPALF8xhZmyw3cpcWhGpqkgGb_ZvB_8NS-lY__K-V9bGxIGzjB3uTRa8&utm_content=88809404&utm_source=hs_email

Cheryl Ingram- Dear Allies and Adversaries

https://medium.com/@cheryl_80279/dear-allies-and-adversaries-youre-not-unsafe-just-uncomfortable-80994080b999

5 Racist Anti-Racism Responses “Good” White Women Give to Viral Posts

https://www.katykatikate.com/the-blog/2020/5/26/5-racist-anti-racism-responses-good-white-women-give-to-viral-posts?fbclid=IwAR204jzAIZOANrgC5slVReEvDTyQ7jOtwXAGhfXAjFweRPLwA7c9wtAZW_Y

20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now

https://medium.com/awaken-blog/20-allyship-actions-for-asians-to-show-up-for-the-black-community-right-now-464e5689cf3e

Diverse City LLC Videos Addressing Racism

Racism-Code Switching- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmHoxJA4n1I&t=5s

Objectification- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbzAGSxtge0&t=2s

White Privilege- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4QGeANghj4&t=72s

Allyship- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3YGB0AWQ1A&t=6s

Racism: A Table Talk about Getting In Formation- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hbNeZk8G9I&fbclid=IwAR0LN1xeF2mpDmFuo04v8-hxVMHVF2tSY3wW2LhjMwHU7O1wJeM0JaOkT00&app=desktop

Anti-Racism Literature

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Books:

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults

Podcasts:

Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’

Fare of the Free Child podcast

Articles:

PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

● The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon

Articles to read:

“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists

”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)

The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine

The Combahee River Collective Statement

“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh

“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)

Videos to watch:

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)

“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)

Podcasts to subscribe to:

1619 (New York Times)

About Race

Code Switch (NPR)

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White

Books to read:

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

Films and TV series to watch:

● 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

● American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

● Black Power Mixtape: 1967–1975 — Available to rent

● Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

● Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

● Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

● I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

● If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

● Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent

● King In The Wilderness — HBO

● See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

● Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent

● The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

● The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax

● When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

● Antiracism Center: Twitter

● Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

● United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

More anti-racism resources to check out:

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Anti-Racism Project

Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)

Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources

Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac

Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits

“Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020. Also, by Cheryl Ingram

Activism & Allyship Guide

Prepared by the Black@ Airbnb Employee Resource Group

Background

Injustice is something that exists in the world and is faced daily by many different types of people. For many Black people, it ranges from microaggressions[1], like a woman clutching her purse when approaching a Black man or a person telling a Black woman she looks “neat and clean,” to death either at the hands of the police or someone else who believes they are within their right to invalidate a Black person’s life. When many of these instances come to light by way of social media or the news, people want to find ways that they can be helpful or support the cause. It is in these moments that you see people engaging in online activism by sharing posts; participating in a solidarity activity like wearing hoodies or buying skittles in support of Trayvon;​ running in support of Ahmaud; singing ​​“We are not afraid” in support of Breonna​ Taylor, or participating in marches and spontaneous protests. While these acts are important, helping to underscore the unity of people who are enraged by these situations, there is more that can be done to truly advance the cause of justice. Those actions may look different based on how you exist in the world, but ultimately, everyone has a role to play in creating a more equitable society.

If we are to advance the cause of racial justice, it has to be done both in the moments when we are outraged and in the quiet moments when there isn’t a new hashtag borne out of a specific moment of injustice. It is about changing attitudes and beliefs that ultimately lead to actions. It is hard work, to be sure, but it is the real work that will move the needle.

Purpose of this document

This document is designed to help people on their Allyship journey and has been designed by Airbnb’s Black@ employee resource group specifically as a guide to how Black Airbnb employees want Allies to show up for them, and it references work from activists and experts in antiracism. Being an ally does not start and stop during moments of convenience and inconvenience. Being an ally is a journey of commitment to understanding the dynamic realities marginalized people face, while confronting the role the privileges you enjoy have played in creating those realities.

Social privilege is a special, unearned advantage or entitlement, used to one’s own benefit or to the detriment of others. Groups can be advantaged based on social class, age, disability, ethnic or racial category, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religion. ​There are a range of ways to use one’s own privilege to help other marginalized communities. At the start, Phase I, one begins to be an ally, when people with privilege seek to understand the experiences of marginalized people and empathize with those experiences. Phase II begins when people leverage their own privilege to create space for marginalized people where those people might not have been able to exist, or to step back themselves and allow for the marginalized people to step up. Finally, in Phase III, one is actively working to dismantle the structures of privilege, even your own privilege, that keep other people in a marginalized position.

Actions

Immediately

● Be an active ally

● Do not remain silent. Be heard so that others know you do not condone injustice

● Consider watching the video of George Floyd (trigger warning: it will make you extremely​ uncomfortable) or read How do you kneel on a neck for nine minutes?​ If you choose not to, ask yourself why you’re choosing not to, and examine what you can learn from that introspection

In moments of public outcries and uprisings

● Demand justice by supporting online petitions or making calls to local leaders

● Leverage your own networks to help educate others about the injustice that has occurred

● Allies, show up and make your voice heard: If you are a white ally, you can march with

Black protesters or form a line to defend them

● Financially support organizations on the ground in the impacted place(s), especially those that are Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color Led

● Direct other people to the resources you find and are supporting, including voices who are educating you about the issues

● Check on your friends and colleagues, particularly those who are Black

● If you manage Black employees,​ be sensitive to the trauma that they are dealing with when one of these instances occurs and manage with compassion

In moments of perceived calm

Here is a list of anti-racism resources; Educate yourself about the history of inequities​ that have marginalized Black people

● Engage in a Daring Discussion​ with someone about a topic that you don’t understand or​ would like to understand better

● Support national and local organizations who are working to uplift, center, empower and liberate Black people and communities — preferably those that are Black led

● Educate yourself about the laws and policies that will negatively impact Black communities and advocate against them

● Support elected officials and candidates with agendas that support the voices of the most marginalized people

● Get civically engaged by voting in every election, but also supporting efforts to protect people’s right to vote (like volunteering for election protection or participating in get-out-the-vote activities)

Active Campaigns

In Support of George Floyd

Sign this petition ​ to demand the police officers that strangled George Floyd are charged or text George Floyd to 5515

● Call (612) 324–4499 to be connected with offices that have the authority to charge the officers in the murder of George Floyd

● Donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund ​ directly or through Benevity ​to help provide bail for people protesting against the killing of George Floyd or to learn about other local organizations on the front lines

In Support of Breonna Taylor

Sign this petition ​to demand charges are filed in the death of Breonna Taylor or text ENOUGH to 55156

● Call 502–735–1784 to demand justice for Breonna right away

● Support the Louisville Community Bail Fund​ to help bail out protestors​

In Support of Ahmaud Arbery

Sign this petition ​ to remove the local prosecutors from office who failed to move forward with Arbery’s case

● Donate to Ahmaud’s family with this fundraiser

In support of the Black community

● Advocate for police reforms as noted by the lawyers for these three cases​

● Participate in Black Out Day ​ ​on July 7

Data Sources

● Learn about The Citizens Police Data Projec​t

Mapping Police Violence

● Data on Racial Economic Inequality

Daring Discussion Guides

The goal of “Daring Discussions” is for participants on different sides of a given issue to learn about one another’s personal experiences and perspectives as a starting place to gain compassion, respect and stronger relationships. Participants are asked to commit to avoiding judgment, defensiveness and anger and to try to express any negative feelings and different views constructively from a place of giving as opposed to being oppositional or needing to be right.

To become an ally, you must seek understanding of the lived experiences of a particular person or group of people. Here ​is the Daring Discussions toolkit to help guide you through meaningful conversations with someone about a topic or set of topics that will help you build empathy and compassion for marginalized people.

Allyship Interventions

20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now

Anti-racism resources

● Learn about the ​ 75Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

Revolution:​ Hear Malcom X, Angela Davis, MLK Jr., and others speak out

BLM: A Playlist​

Books/Articles/Media

This list below is not exhaustive and should be considered a starting point for anyone looking to learn more about the history of inequities and how they were created. There are many other articles, books, podcasts and other media that you can use to further your own self-awareness.

Articles

Affirming Black Lives without Inducing Trauma

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh​

Why We Need to Talk About Race

The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness by Ta-Nehisi Coates​

Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life

The Intersectionality Wars

What is Intersectionality and What Does It Have to Do with Me?

We Need Co-conspirators Not Allies: How White Americans Can Fight Racism

The 1619 Project

Bear Witness, Record, De-escalate; How race may affect what bystanders are called to do in cases like George Floyd’s

Books

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor by Layla F. Saad​

Between the World and Me ​ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson​

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin​ DiAngelo

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by​ Jennifer Eberhardt

Blind Spot ​ by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America ​ by Richard Rothstein

Slavery By Another Name ​ by Douglass A. Blackmon

The New Jim Crow ​ by Michelle Alexander

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes affect us and what we can do by Claude Steele​

Just Mercy ​ by Brian Stevenson

Podcasts

Pod Save the People ​ hosted by DeRay Mckesson

Code Switch

The Nod

The Stoop

Identity Politics

1619 Audio Series

On One with Angela Rye​

Films & Videos

13th ​ directed by Ava DuVernay

5 Tips For Being An Ally by Franchesca Ramsey​

What Matters produced by Black Lives Matter​

Just Mercy

King in the Wilderness

The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberl​é​ Crenshaw​

Organizations to Support

Here are some of the organizations Airbnb has supported or currently work with:

NAACP

United Negro College Fund

Color of Change

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Action Network

National Urban League

Rainbow PUSH

Data For Black Lives

National Council of Negro Women

Here are other great organizations that you can support:

Movement for Black Lives ​- a coalition organization representing a collective of groups working to center and empower the Black community

● Your local Black Lives Matter Chapter

● the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

Southern Poverty Law Center

Black Youth Project 100

Campaign Zero

Center for Policing Equity

The Sentencing Project

Families against Mandatory Minimums

A New Way of Life

Dream Defenders

National Bail Out Fund

Policy Link

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

NAACP LDF

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

National Black Justice Coalition

National Black Disability Coalition

The Collective PAC

Higher Heights for America

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

[1] Microagressions are ​a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority. Learn more ​below​.

Dr. Cheryl Ingram aka Dr. CI, is a very successful entrepreneur, blogger, content creator and expert of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.