Updated: Jun 4, 2020
The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others Black lives are abhorrent and fatal consequences of the systematic racism in which this country has been built. As a person with a lighter skin tone who identifies as bi-cultural and bi-ethnic, I recognize my privilege of being able to move between two worlds more easily than some of my family and community members. We need more allies who will listen to the communities that need them most. Sound Wellness Music Therapy, LLC stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Black and Brown communities.
Educating yourself is the first step in starting your journey as an ally. Here are 5 resources to educate yourself.
Book: How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1
Dr. Kendi's book is highly recommended and may be on backorder. In the meantime, check out this video of Dr. Kendi speaking about concepts from his book. https://youtu.be/_nje6B80f4M
NPR Podcast: Code Switch, hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby discuss how race impacts Culture.
Book: The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee. https://www.powells.com/book/making-of-asian-america-a-history-9781476739410/1-7
Book: The Indigenous People's History of The United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. https://www.powells.com/book/-9780807057834