February is Black History Month in the United States. In addition to listening and learning about Black history, fellow non-Black people should also take proactive steps to address racial inequity. Below is a non-exhaustive list of educational resources, action items, and reminders for non-Black allies (as always, we are open to corrections, additions, and deletions at firstname.lastname@example.org).
General Action Items
People and Organizations to Support
Below are some Black creators, anti-racist educators, and Black-led organizations that you should support. Don't stop at simply following them - make sure to make meaningful contributions to their growth by financially contributing to their work if able and by engaging actively with their content (e.g. not just consuming it but also sharing it with credit, liking and commenting on it, and turning on post notifications).
That's all we have for this week. Remember that Black history is not and was never just a month - these resources are only a starting point for anti-racist work.
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