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Resources: How to be an ally


“There comes a time when silence is betrayal” — MLK.

The mistreatment of Black people is not something new; it has been going on for centuries. If we don’t take action, beyond just words, then we become complicit and fail the future generations. We know that we have a long way to go and so much more to do but the first step of change comes with education. 

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start or you’re looking to become a better ally. Recognizing inherent biases and having uncomfortable conversations takes time. Learning about years of systematic oppression won’t happen overnight. And beyond learning, we each have a voice that we can use to help amplify the voices of Black people by:

  • Sharing their experiences with our communities and networks
  • Promoting and supporting Black creators and Black-owned businesses 
  • Coloring your feed. Make sure you follow diverse Black voices on social media. 
  • Hiring BIPOC
  • Protesting 
  • Having open, understanding, and uncomfortable conversations with families and friends
  • Speaking up when you see injustice

We’ve also rounded up some informative resources. It’s by no means a comprehensive list but it’s start and we can at least share the research so that we may extend the conversation. 

Comfort is compliancy. Discomfort means change. We can do better and we must. #MuffLove ♥️

Books to read

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Podcasts to listen to 

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Films and TV shows to watch

  • 13th
  • American Son
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
  • Clemency 
  • Dear White People 
  • Fruitvale Station 
  • I Am Not Your Negro 
  • If Beale Street Could Talk 
  • Just Mercy 
  • King In The Wilderness  
  • See You Yesterday
  • Selma 
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution 
  • The Hate U Give
  • When They See Us 
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P
  • Do Not Resist
  • Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory
  • Let the Fire Burn
  • Paris is Burning
  • Uppity
  • Self Made

More TV shows

Organizations to support

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Where to donate

The Minnesota Freedom Fund has received overwhelming support and has asked donations to be directed elsewhere:

More places to donate

Petitions to sign

More petitions

Black-owned businesses to support

How to discover more Black-owned businesses

More anti-racism resources