E206 Outraged and Exhausted by Racial Injustice

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Podcasters for justice

PODCASTERS FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

I stand with my sisters from the WOC (Women Of Color) Podcasters Community, lead by Danielle Desir and crafted by mighty change-maker Tangia Al-awaji Estrada.

I join with other women, young and old, of every color, who have built engaged audiences that listen to our voices regularly, We know, with a coordinated effort, we can combine OUR voices to take a STRONG stance against racism and police brutality.
We serve many audiences, but we can speak with one voice. One voice that does not mince words and demands justice.
“We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.
We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witness to it.
In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage you, the listeners of our podcasts to be educated, engaged, and to take action.
Please join me in donating to any of the following funds, identified by the Women Of  Color Podcasting Community, whose missions each further the intent of this campaign.

George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/
Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
Black Lives Matter: https://www.Blacklivesmatter.com
Minneapolis NAACP Branch: https://www.paypal.me/mplsnaacp4050B

Please join me in signing the online petition created by Color of Change https://www.colorofchange.org.

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, a force driven by 1.7 million members, moving decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

On mobile devices: **Text “Floyd” to 55156 to sign a petition a demand justice for George Floyd.

Desktop/Laptop: Sign-up at Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org/ to sign the petition, find out more about the campaign, and learn of other ways to take action.

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My own stories

I share two of my own stories within this episode. Honestly, I feel great hesitance, as I fear that living in my lily-white world may leave me tone-deaf on some matters. If indeed that is the case, I apologize in advance.

Resources:

How to be a good white ally, according to activists  Three experts on what it does and doesn’t mean to be an ally, now and always.

Van Jones speaks with Conan O’Brien

TIME Magazine: Black and Brown People Have Been Protesting for Centuries. It’s White People Who Are Responsible for What Happens Next.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

The print edition of this book is sold out and in very high demand. I have included the link for the always available Audible version above.


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

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