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An Anti-Racist Resource List

an ongoing project - suggestions welcome

This country was built on a racist ideology.

It is time to unlearn the white-washed lessons we have been taught, and educate ourselves on the truth. The fact of the matter is: If white Americans are not actively working to dismantle the white supremacist culture of our country, they are perpetuating it in order to benefit from it. It is that simple.

As a white-owned business, we take our responsibility to show up in defense of Black lives seriously. As a very meager starting point, we committed to donating 100% of our proceeds from June 1-June 7, 2020 to these organizations: the Movement for Black Lives, National Bail Out, and the ACLU. But we know that this isn't enough. Our responsibility doesn't end there. We need to continually examine our own behaviors that nurture the seeds of white supremacy, personally and professionally, and pull them up by the root in order to make room for Black power to flourish.

In an effort to educate ourselves and our community, we have put together this list of resources so that we can all take the necessary steps in the fight for Black power in this country. Additionally, we encourage you to join us in supporting H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to examine the impact of American slavery and make recommendations for reparations to Congress.

Tell Your U.S. House Rep that you support H.R.40

Please note that the above link takes you to a letter pre-written by the ACLU. It would be would be more impactful if you wrote your own letter - even one sentence, with a unique subject line.


In solidarity,
the HAOMA team

SUPPORT + GET INVOLVED

The Okra Project
Black Trans Travel Fund
My Block My Hood My City
Femme Empowerment Project
Marsha P. Johnson Institute
Black Women's Blueprint
The Loveland Foundation
Innocence Project
Movement 4 Black Lives
Equal Justice Initiative
Grassroots Law Project
Southern Poverty Law Center
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Know Your Rights Camp
ACLU
Black Lives Matter
Antiracism Center
Color of Change

Petitions

Petitions are a great way to become aware of and share information. But, please note, it is much more meaningful if you take the additional step to write, email, or call the people that campaign organizers have highlighted, ie: elected officials and local District Attorneys.

Justice for Breonna Taylor
Justice for George Floyd
Justice for Tony McDade
Justice for David McAtee

Use this resource to stay up-to-date with active campaigns
Color of Change: Active Campaigns

Support Black-Led Land Stewardship

F.A.R.M.S Nationwide
Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network South East USA
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture Atlanta, GA
Mill Creek Farm West Philadelphia. PA
Soul Fire Farm Petersburg, NY
East New York Farms Brooklyn, NY
Farms to Grow, Inc Oakland, CA
Three Part Harmony Farm Washington, DC
D Town Farm Detroit MI

Suggested Reading

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Memoir by Patrice Cullors
How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Literally any book by James Baldwin
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Farming While Black by Leah Penniman

Buy these books from Black-owned businesses:
Semicolon Bookstore
Mahogany Books
The Key Bookstore
Uncle Bobbies
Hakim Bookstore

Please send any suggestions on how we could improve this list to humans@haoma.earth
We are eager to learn.

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