The loss of life and intense suffering caused by systemic racism cannot be allowed to continue. The conversation that we’re having as a nation right now is heartbreaking. And infuriating. And terrifying. And (I hope) a pathway to rebuilding something new. That will only happen if this conversation turns into action.
Right now, the Ellevest team is sharing voices and resources created by Black people that we hope can help you take action.
Many individual Black thought leaders and content creators accept contributions for their labor. Contribute to them directly via links in their bio.
Find out where the need is locally, and contribute there.
Text “FLOYD” and “ENOUGH” to 55156 to sign Color of Change’s petitions and demand that the officers who killed George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are brought to justice.
Go to Stand With Bre to make calls and take action.
Sign a petition to demand justice for Tony McDade.
Email or call your city council members about legislative policy, budget, and appointment demands that will benefit Black people in your community. 5 calls provides resources on how to do this, including who to call and scripts to use when you do.
Vote. Nationally and locally.
Read, listen, watch
"Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us” by Roxane Gay in the New York Times.
“Why You Need to Stop Saying All Lives Matter” by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle at Harper’s Bazaar.
“US Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism” by Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella F. Washington at Harvard Business Review.
“The Anti-Racism Reading List” by Brea Baker at Elle.
“99 Years Later: Black Wall Street’s Legacy of Resilience” by Janna Zinzi at Colorlines.
“How Organizations Are Failing Black Workers and How to Do Better” by Adia Harvey Wingfield at Harvard Business Review.
“George Floyd and the Dominoes of Racial Injustice” by Trevor Noah on YouTube.
“Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not” by Danielle Cadet at Refinery 29.
“Reproducing Racism” by Priska Neely at Reveal.
Talking About Race, a new project by the National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian.
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