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Hi there 👋
In lieu of the usual marketing articles I share each week, I’ve included a number of articles and resources that have helped shape my perspective on race, diversity, privilege, and inclusion over the past years and recent days.
As many of you may know, I live in the U.S. — I’ve been doing my best to listen, learn, and participate in this moment. I’m proud that Buffer made a stand. And I’m hopeful we can all use these experiences to enact real change.
Wishing you all the best this week.
Five books, articles, & lists I’ve found helpful
by Kiese Laymon
A powerful memoir about growing up as a Black man in America and all the injustices, inequality, and traumas he endured. There’s a powerful podcast interview with Kiese here, in which he goes deeper into the book, his family, and his experiences.
book by Angie Thomas
A novel about a 16-year-old Black student who witnesses the shooting death of a friend at the hands of a police officer. This book was recently made into a movie, too.
by Black Lives Matter
When You’re Done: Educate Yourself. This Doesn’t Go Away Once The Topic Isn’t, “Trending.”
by Courtney Seiter, Buffer
by President Barack Obama
A full list of anti-racism resources
Anti-racist courses, workshops, and groups
Black Lives Matter Donation Badge
(A customizable website badge to show your support)
Charities and funds
People and organizations to follow (via)
Transform Allyship into Action
via @usc_sjmc on Instagram
Advice for companies
via @nirushika on Twitter
Thanks so much for reading.
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