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Things You Can Do For Ferguson:

ami-angelwings:

donrickles:

  • Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
  • Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
  • Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
  • Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
  • Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
  • Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
  • Find a National Moment of Silence in your area. If one doesn’t exist, start one. Share this experience with others. Solidarity is important.
  • Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
  • Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.

If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.

One note on if you want to donate, or see posts/people soliciting donations on your Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/etc, make sure that what you’re donating to is legit, and the money will go to help Mike Brown’s family or those in Ferguson.  Like so many other tragic & heavily covered events, this one has tons of jerks and opportunists circling it trying to scam people. :\

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attack-on-baritone asked: Do you know of any resources that show ways to talk about racism while in a interracial relationship?

If I’m to be very honest, there isn’t one book, or one blog post, or even one talk that will succinctly talk about race and racism  so that everything is all sorted between you and your partner in time for dinner.

it’s a long and constant discussion. and the best way to talk to them about it is to talk to them about your feelings, your experience and your history. 

It might feel daunting to try and talk to your sig-other about such a charged issue, but if all goes well… you’ll have a lot to talk about for many years to come, so don’t back out now.

The thing to try and focus on is that racism is an EVOLVING social construct, to oppress and exclude others. So definitions, and applying the label of “racist” to individuals born after 1975 is complicated and usually counter productive. Explaining how racism is an Institution which has permeated our society shaping our language, culture, and expectations is a lot more helpful and accurate to the situation.

Good luck. if you want some in depth resources you can always start with Fredrick Douglass, Malcom X By any means necessary , Melissa Alexanders The New Jim Crow  or search around tumblr.