Resources to educate yourself on racism

The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, coupled with data showing the coronavirus kills black people at a disproportionate rate, have sparked anti-racism protests around the world. But racism—and the fight against it—is anything but new. Here are some resources to help you make sense of what's going on in the world today, and what you can do in response.

 

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Racism is a complicated problem to solve

 

Racism isn't just the act of treating someone a certain way based on the colour of their skin. And when someone says they aren't racist, it may be true—but it doesn't mean they aren't complicit to some extent in propagating the effects of racism, even though it may be indirect and unintentional. Before getting into any history or specific issues, here are some good articles that introduce a few important concepts:

 

 

Common misunderstandings about racism & race-related issues

 

While very few people will outright admit that they are racist, there are many race-related topics that attract a wide spectrum of viewpoints. Here are some examples:

 

 

History of civil rights in America

 

 

Racism in Canada

 

 

The role of art in protest

 

 

More resources on the way...

 

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