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This hits us differently. Our team is built to represent the diversity of our country. The moment we’re in hurts and rightfully challenges unethical and inhumane systems that persist in America. Many of us have been part of this movement for our entire lives and yet there is still so much work to be done. We are more committed than ever to our promise to learn, adapt, and use our resources and expertise to continue the fight for racial justice and an equitable society for all.

Resources and Reading

If you are looking for ways to get more involved, here’s a few places to start:

On-the-ground organizations supporting protesters across the country.

Alexis McGill Johnson and her team at Perception Institute are using cutting-edge science to better understand and combat bias and racial anxiety.

Lifehacker has a comprehensive list of orgs to support including a compilation of funds that directly support the families of victims.

Our client, the Movement for Black Lives shares local actions and demands

Baratunde Thurston, our CEO, Cheryl Contee’s, former collaborator at Jack and Jill Politics, offers these resources:

5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence, was shared by Rebecca Tabasky who runs Community Programs at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The list was developed by SURJ – Standing Up for Racial Justice, which has local chapters and listservs across the U.S. 

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice was developed in 2017 by Corinne Shutack and is no less relevant today, with recommendations of issues to take on, people to read and follow, histories to learn about, and more.  

Anti-racism resources for white people and parents, is another multi-faceted list, this one from May 2020, developed by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.

Charlene Li, renowned author on leadership, encouraged doing and modeling these three things right now in a recent post on LinkedIn:

  1. Practice empathy.
  2. Dare to have difficult conversations.
  3. Address concerns with humanity. In this process, you will find your voice and act even though you know it will be imperfect. Action is needed because staying silent means we are part of the problem.

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