Do you know that American policing started as a way to keep slaves in line? And that slavery nonetheless exists in the type of mass incarceration and the prison-industrial advanced? Did you assume that posting a black field on Instagram for #blackouttuesday was a greater thought than making a donation, signing petitions, or supporting Black-owned companies?
In case you’re trying to educate your self on the historical past of racial inequality and the Black Lives Matter motion, cracking open a guide (or firing up your e-reader) is an effective place to begin. This studying record, made up of 20 informative books written by Black authors, journalists, and intellectuals, is organized by publishing date to hint the Black expertise in America over time. Each guide on this record is linked to a Black-owned bookstore you may store on-line. Or, you may find a Black-owned bookstore near you.