Over the past week or so the world has been reacting to the senseles murder of George Floyd and support for the Black Lives Matter movement has rightfully taken centre stage. However, it is vital that the support for this movement is not just contained online- we must step up and take the time to educate ourselves, take action and ensure we continue to keep this at the top of the agenda.
Within the South Asian community in particular, we have a duty to dismantle the idea of the model minority and tackle the anti-blackness which is deeply ingrained within our community. We have put together a list of resources to help you understand the issues better, as well as directing you to places you can donate and petitions you can sign.
Anti-blackness in South Asian community resources
Petitions to sign
UK specific petitions
Places to donate to
Act Blue Bail splits a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organisers.
The Bail project posts bail for people who can't afford it, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence – one person at a time.
The George Floyd Memorial Fund was created in order to raise money to cover funeral and burial expenses, to pay for counselling, to cover accommodation and travel expenses during court proceedings and to provide assistance for the family.
You can donate directly towards the Black Lives Matter movement (US).
Black Lives Matter UK (UKBLM) is a coalition of Black liberation organisers across the UK. The organisation has set up a fundraiser on GoFundMe, with a target of £500,000.
Belly Mujinga, a black railway worker, died after being spat at while working at Victoria station in London, by a man who claimed he had coronavirus. The British Transport Police recently confirmed that no further action is being taken in relation to her death. You can support the GoFundMe in her honour.
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust aims to be a fitting legacy to Stephen’s memory by supporting young people to transform their lives by overcoming disadvantage and discrimination.
Runnymede is a registered charity and think tank that aims to “challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate and policy engagement”.
Why I’m No Longer Speaking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Queenie by Candice-Carty Williams
Such a fun age by Kiley Reid
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo- winner of 2019 Booker Prize
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Anything by Roxanne Gay
Anything by Toni Morrison
Instagram accounts to follow
Film & TV
13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
Explained – The Racial Wealth Gap (Season 1, Episode 3) – Netflix
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
King In The Wilderness — HBO
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
New York Times: 1619
Race Forward: Momentum podcast
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Pod For The Cause
Crooked Media: Pod Save the People
Scene on Radio: Seeing White
This is in no way an exhaustive list of resources, but we will continue to share new resources to our instagram page so please follow for updates.