It’s obviously been a terrible week for humanity. With the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police officers followed by the deaths of five police officers at the hands of a sniper who professed his hatred of and anger toward white people, it’s hard to have a whole lot of hope for humanity.
And yet, what good does it do – for the dead or the living – to throw away hope?
Social media can make a lot of things worse, but it also gets people talking and sharing, and some of that can be productive, and healing.
I’ve been working for a long time on some pieces about white privilege. One will be published soon, and I wish I hadn’t dragged my feet for so long.
I will share those posts once they get up, but I want to catalog here some of the posts friends have shared that I want to keep track of and hope will be of use to others.
- What White People Should Know in the Aftermath of Polce Brutality
- Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person
- From August 2015: This is What White People Can Do to Support Black Lives Matter
- Children’s books to use to talk about prejudice from Cool Mom Picks