Over the last week or so we’ve been compiling a few resources. I’m not tilting against the impossibility of any sort of comprehensiveness, but I’ve been holding off on sharing as I’ve been taking my time to try and sort through which places that I’ve found helpful to start in.
Shop: A list of Black-owned businesses in Toronto compiled by NOW Toronto
Listen: the podcast Intersectionality Matters by Kimberlé Crenshaw and the AAPF (African American Policy Forum)
Read: a great anti-racist reading list by Ibram X. Kendi, with a lot of nuance. From the article: “This list of nonfiction books on antiblack racism is introductory, for minds beginning to open to the ubiquity of racism in the 21st century and its history. The list includes the books I would read if I were beginning my journey today. Recent or enduring books. Books accessible to anyone. Books that primarily expose racist policies and ideas. Books that are ambitious and sweeping, mostly covering a long period or wide scope, or a specific space or time from the eyes of the nation, from the ears of history. The kinds of books that send us searching and learning and changing more and more.”
Read: Read up on the Links Between Racism and the Environment by Somini Sengupta in the New York Times (links to articles, essays, books)
Donate: Black Lives Matter – Toronto
I’ve found it hard to know where to start—there are so many resources out there—but listening and reading, learning and unlearning, is necessary for the journey.