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We stand with Black Lives Matter.

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Social Value UK stands with Black Lives Matter. We stand by those protesting worldwide, donating money, signing petitions and calling for change.

We are heartbroken to see the continuing violence towards and oppression of our Black siblings all over the world, now prevalent more than ever in the wake of the unnecessary death at the hands of law enforcement of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Breonna Taylor and countless others.

The systematic problem of racism lives on, and permeates all facets of society, in the United States as well as closer to home in the United Kingdom and across Europe. As an organisation that campaigns and advocates for equality and wellbeing for all, we cannot idly stand by as injustices continue to happen.

These issues will not go away unless we face them head-on, unless we have the ugly conversations with those we know, unless we speak out and speak up whenever we see racism and hatred.

Today, we wish to share with our readers, our members and all in our networks, some resources to educate ourselves on White privilege and how White people can use it for change. We want to share how we can influence change in the United States and in the United Kingdom. We wish to share important links, petitions and more from Black people who understand society in a way that White people cannot, and never will.

As White people, we must recognise the immense privilege we have. Now, more than ever, we need to use that privilege to ensure the safety and respect of Black people worldwide. We cannot be silent and apolitical, our inaction has consequences just as our actions do, so there is no choice but to act.

We hope that you see it essential to join us in this fight.


How to support the Black Lives Matter movement – Funds and organisations who need your help

Ways you can help linktree

Linktree covering donation links, petitions and more.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9DfahhBChU/

a guide to white privilege

Anti-Racism resources for white people to deepen our anti-racism work

A collaborative learning resource on matters of race, privilege and combating white supremacy by Gabby Menezes-Forsyth and Miriam Bennun

Black Lives Matter Resources

Donate to Black Lives Matter

‘To my White friends’

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAu_buhH5lD/?igshid=bkg46zpd1xw4

George Floyd – How can I help from the UK?

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In an essay for the New York Times, acclaimed professor, award-winning author, and director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, @ibramxk dove into the topic of how to combat racism: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No one becomes “not racist,” despite a tendency by Americans to identify themselves that way. We can only strive to be “anti-racist” on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage. We learn early the racist notion that white people have more because they are more; that people of color have less because they are less. I had internalized this worldview by my high school graduation, seeing myself and my race as less than other people and blaming other blacks for racial inequities. To build a nation of equal opportunity for everyone, we need to dismantle this spurious legacy of our common upbringing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In order to do this, we have to educate ourselves. We can learn about covert white supremacy, follow organizations leading the way for racial equity and justice, watch films, listen to podcasts, and read books. This doesn’t need to be seen as a chore, but can instead be seen as an opportunity — an opportunity to better understand ourselves, love our neighbors, and become the change we wish to see. #AntiRacism #BecomeGoodNews ⠀⠀ — Link to resources in bio

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How To Be Actively Antiracist

Reading list:

Reading List:
https://unbound.com/books/rife/ – young people stories –
Anything by http://www.nikesh-shukla.com/about/
Design Justice by Sasha Constanza-Chock.
Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
Lowborn by Kerry Hudson.
Us Before Me by Patricia Illingsworth
The Inner Level by Kate Pickett
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez.
Natives by Akala
Anything by Danny Dorling
Success and Luck by Robert H Frank
www.everydayinequality.org.uk
http://www.lse.ac.uk/International-Inequalities

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