CommunityJun 3, 2020

A Guide to Anti-Racist Resources

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We have had enough and our hearts are heavy. The racial injustices that the Black Community has endured is outrageous, and the sickening killings of so many innocent Black women and men are impossible to ignore. Admittedly we have not done enough in our lifetime. We will not pretend like we have, or that we know the best way forward in these monumental and historical moments in time. We have decided to take some form of action instead of simply sitting with sadness. We are making a commitment to not shy away from these uncomfortable discussions, and will devote as much time and energy as we can to learning and sharing information we receive. We are immersing ourselves in the incredible resources we’ve found, and it’s our tiny but mighty responsibility to share and amplify Black voices that have been overshadowed for too long. We recognize our duty to start actively using our platforms to implement longterm change and we are ready.

Now the question is, what are we DOING and what are we going to DO?

We will make ongoing donations to as many benefitting charities as we can, including Black Lives Matter , The Conscious Kid , and Campaign Zero to name a few. 

We will use our social platforms to amplify Black voices.

We will continue to be inclusive in our workplace.

We will spotlight more Black business owners and creatives in our interviews.

We will educate ourselves, our children, and our friends.

We will VOTE.

We know you most likely only follow our platforms for interior design and business inspiration, but like we said the other day — these things can wait. Precious Black lives cannot. Change is not easy, but we are going to do everything we can to make real change in our little corner of the world. Change starts with us. Change starts with you. Join us in taking a stand, amplifying Black voices, and make a change.

Note: We will continue adding to the below list as we discover more.


 

donate
petitions to sign
books and articles to read

Find Black-owned bookstores in your neighborhoods and support them! Here are a few that are currently shipping: Harriett’s Bookshop, Mahogany Books, The Key Bookstore

For you:

Are your kids too young to talk about race?” – Resource roundup by Pretty Good Design

How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How To Make Sure You’re Donating Effectively” – via The Cut

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

For your kids:

Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison

My Hair Is A Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

accounts to follow

If you haven’t already, register to VOTE. We’ll follow up with more voting resources soon!

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