Anti-racist resources for anyone who wants to get involved

“For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

I felt very disturbed, angry and helpless this weekend as chaos broke out across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by the police. In a time where we suffer from a lack of leadership at the very top levels of our government, I believe it is incumbent upon each of us, and especially those of us in positions of influence in the tech community, to apply the resources we have to bring about change. Our combined voices, time, money, networks, and talents are incredibly powerful forces that can be used for good. Below, I’ve curated a set of resources for anyone looking to get started on the journey towards a more just and equal system. Let’s all work to set the example that Black lives really do matter.

Sections:

  • Articles on how to help

Articles on how to help

Ways You Can Help

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

List of Black Candidates Running for Office to Support

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

White Guyde To The Galaxy & White Woman’s Guide

For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice

Anti-Racist Checklist

20 Actions White people & non-Black POCs can take to show up for Black People right now

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

How to talk to our kids about race

Taking a Stand Against Police Violence

Fighting Police Abuse: A Community Action Manual

Articles to understand the problem better

Bad apples come from rotten trees in policing

Blood Money

Blue wall of silence

Caught on camera: police abuse in the U.S.

Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

For cops who kill, special Supreme Court protection

George Floyd’s death demonstrates the policy violence that devalues Black lives

How the U.S. Got Its Police Force

The anger behind the protests, explained in four charts

The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New

The Wandering Officer

Violence In Blue

Violent protests are not the story, police violence is

When Police View Citizens as Enemies

Organizations to donate to

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Advancement Project

ACLU

Antiracist Research & Policy Center

Bay Area Black Owned Business Relief Fund

Black Lives Matter

Black Visions Collective

Campaign Zero

Center for Policing Equity

Color Of Change

Committee to Protect Journalists

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Equal Justice Initiative

Fair Fight

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Innocence Project

Know Your Rights Camp

Minnesota Freedom Fund

National Association of Black Journalists

National Police Accountability Project

NAACP

Project Nia

Race Forward

Reclaim the Block

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Bail Project

The Marshall Project

Until Freedom

Voter Participation Center

Documentaries, shows & movies

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13th — Netflix

16 Shots — Showtime

American Son — Netflix

Freedom Riders — Amazon

Fruitvale Station — Streaming Rental

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992 — Netflix

Public Address on Revolution: Revolution Now — Youtube

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story — Paramount

Say Her Name: The Life and Death Of Sandra Bland — HBO

Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement — Amazon

The Hate U Give — Hulu

Time: The Kalief Browder Story — Netflix

We need to talk about an injustice — TED

When They See Us — Netflix

Podcasts

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1619

A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

Confronting the past

How to be an antiracist

Let’s Talk About Whiteness

Tell Black Stories

Books

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Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest

Between the World and Me

Chokehold: Policing Black Men

Eloquent Rage

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

How to Be an Antiracist

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Locking Up Our Own

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Slavery By Another Name

So You Want to Talk About Race

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Tears We Cannot Stop

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Fire Next Time

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

Tech Community Resources & Response

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Anti-Racist Resource Guide for the Tech & VC Community

The Black Founder List

Rage, fear, and confusion

Statements Made by Top Tech Companies on Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter & George Floyd

Understand the Leaky Tech Pipeline: Race and Gender Gaps in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

What Traditional VCs & Founders are Missing

Black Tech Pipeline Newsletter

25 Black VCs and investors that financially support Black entrepreneurs

Black tech community voices to follow on Twitter

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Aaron Holiday

Aaron McClendon

Adrian Grant

Aia Sarycheva

Amber Greene

Aniyia Williams

Anthony Frasier

Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson

Brandon Bryant

Brian Brackeen

Brittany Davis

Bryan Liles

Cam Sadler

Chris Bennett

Chris Echevarria

Clarence Bethea

Dan Runcie

Danielle Coleman

Dara Oke

Denisha Kuhlor

DeWayne Roy

Don Richard

Earnest Sweat

Elliott Robinson

Erica Joy

Harold Hughes

Harry Alford

Henri Pierre-Jacques

Holyn K.

Humphrey Obuobi

Iheanyi Ekechukwu

Janet Ikpa

Jareau Wadé

Jarrid Tingle

Jasmin Johnson

Javaughn Lawrence

Joah Spearman

John Henry

Julian Eison

Justin Hardin

Kanyi Maqubela

Karen Young

Kathryn Finney

Kelsey Hightower

Khalief Brown

Kimberly McIver

Kimberly Strong

Kofi Ampadu

Kofi Frimpong

Kristy Tillman

Lateesha Thomas

Lo Toney

Mercedes Bent

Michael Lints

Michael Seibel

Mina Markham

Monique Woodard

Rachel Ann Williams

Raki Wane

Rodney Urquhart

Rotimi Opeke

Ryan Mundy

Sarah Kunst

Shauntel Garvey

Stephanie Lampkin

Tobenna Arodiogbu

Vaughn Blake

Wayne Sutton

Web Smith

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Ryan Johnson

🙋🏼‍♂️ venture, startups, data, wellness, sustainability, social good. investor success @cartainc previously @Quid @OurCrowd @UofSanDiego