Here’s what I know. The pursuit of antiracism is hard as hell. It can make us feel like shit. It is arduous and painful and haunting. But it is also transformative, if you allow it to be. Stick with it and you just might find that its one of the greatest adventures of your life.
Here’s *yesterdays* homework (sorry about that!)
First up, you must watch the Power to the People episode and the People of Goodwill episode of my webseries, The Next Question. These two episodes feature artist and activist Andre Henry (many of you already heard him on the first podcast episode!) He offers a great introduction to concepts of power, revolution, imagination, and what it means to be an agent of change. He is also great at troubling the narratives that we have too long accepted.
Second, you’re going to take a deep dive into history using the 1619 Project, developed by Nikole Hannah Jones. This project is gorgeous, but its also important to start learning about history through the lens of Black folks. (For far too long our history books have been written by white men and given three paragraphs- slavery, Jim Crow and then King and Rosa Parks solving it all!) This project is packed with resources. If you want to buy it, you can, but keep in mind the pdf is free.