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I shared a post recently on my Facebook and Instagram discussing the difficulties I’ve faced but more importantly what my mother has faced.

However, I had to remove the post, due to the fact it was still too difficult for my mother to see written in black and white.

That kind of pain, shame, embarrassments, anger and frustration, I will never know. It haunts me to see my mother go through it alone, as I’ve never had to deal with racism as she has. The simple fact is we are both proudly mixed raced women. I’m white mixed-race, and mum is black mixed-race.

WE ARE THE SAME, YET TREATED SO DIFFERENTLY!

When she tells me her stories, I’m embarrassed and sicken to hear people can act a certain way. It saddened me to think there are still cruel, shortsighted, small-minded ignorant people in the world.

We are multicultural, educated, well travelled, have the world literally in our laps. We understand science, DNA, genetics.

Then why the hatred, the fear, why is white privilege still a thing, and yes I’m part of that privilege too.

It’s disappointing that our evolution of empathy, compassion, self-awareness, is so slow. Still guided by the ego, the belief that certain people are above others, the righteous minded with a power-hungry attitude.

It’s about time we attacked this issue face on. I know my mum would have loved this kind of anti-racism support when she was growing up, and I’m just glad it’s around while she is still alive.

Hopefully, in her lifetime, we will see a change in the world. One where we are all equal, all privilege, all-loving. Acting as one race, the human race.

As you can imagine it is scary to write about such things for fear of backlash. But if we all stay quiet because of fear we will never move forward.

If you’re interested in expanding your mind, I’ve found a great blog with these awesome resources, check them out below.

They’ve put together a great selection of Podcast, Instagram feeds, courses, books and organisation to donate to if possible.

Awesome resources

Podcasts to Listen to:

Speaking of Racism 

Black&

Yo, Is This Racist? 

Still Processing

Seeing White

Code Switch

Courses to Take

Trudi Lebron: Show Up and Serve

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History

Black Minds Matter

Accounts to Follow

@seyiakiwow

@blackandembodied

@michaelbbeckwith

@jamesaadlam (one of my faves!)

@theconsciouskid

@autinchanning

@ckyourprivilege

@laylasaad

@rachel.cargle

@nikkolas_smith

@charlenecarruthers

Books to read to understand anti-racism on a deeper level:

This Bridge Called My Back Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

Divided Sisters by Midge Wilson & Kathy Russell

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeona Oluo

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis

Blindspot by Mahzarin Banaji

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Stamped by Ibran X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Organizations to Donate to:

Black Lives Matter

Minnesota Freedom Fund

NAACP

Southern Poverty Law Center

Reclaim the Block

Black Visions Collective

Campaign Zero


Let’s keep the discussion going.

Leave a comment with any helpful resources, blogs, books, shows, podcasts, etc. That way, we can all continue to share, support each other and learn more about each other.

Grateful for Jenna Kutcher’s team putting these resources together so fast for us all to share and learn from.

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