As we process these horrific acts of racism, systemic inequality, and the hopelessness of the current political climate, we reflect on the part Green Bee Botanicals can play. Allyship and anti-racism is active, daily work — racism and white supremacy is everyone’s problem, and we acknowledge our role. So we want to start by sharing three powerful quotes that have given us perspective:
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” – Angela Davis
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” – Martin Luther King
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
We’ve seen so many resources thrown around on the internet it can feel overwhelming. So we’ve compiled a few good ones here, organized under loose categories.
First, If You Do Just One Thing
This is our singular call to action for ourselves and for you:
Share, follow, and/or become a patron of Rachel Cargle’s The Great Unlearn at:
Rachel is a brilliant activist and academic who has created a self-guided monthly syllabus for you and me to unlearn the racism woven into our society and be a better ally. Please share this widely.
Educate Yourself & Your Friends
A Guide to White Privilege (infographic)
Support Black-owned Businesses
Protest, Donate & Amplify
By assisting protesters through organizations such as the National Bail Fund Network and @bailproject.
Participate in Criminal Justice Reform
Continue to Educate Yourself
Here are a few dozen more great Anti-racism Resources, including videos, podcasts, TV shows, films, books, organizations and more compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020.