I knew when I saw the headline, and the video of the first moments of George Floyd’s death, it was wrong. What I didn’t know, and am slowly learning, of how wrong I am.
My whiteness produces inherent racism.
As the current #BLM movement continues, I am learning about myself and the institutions that created, manipulated, and curated racism, and how I am a product of it, and how my lack of knowledge and lack of intentional fighting against it, perpetuates it.
Here are the current lists of videos, conversations, documentaries, podcasts, and publications that I am working through to better create my own culture and understanding.
- 13th Documentary
- Jason Aalon Butler, Laina Dawes, & Ethan McCarthy on Racism in the Metal Scene
- A conversation on being Black in America with Angela Rye and Will Smith