Things right now are not normal. The US has been convulsed by nationwide protests over the death of an African-American man in police custody. George Floyd, 46, died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Feel free to read more about George Floyd by clicking here.
I wanted to remind you that race and race relations are a DEEP-seated issue. The health and mental well-being of people of color deserve so much more than short-term solutions. Curious to know what's a step you can take to deepen your commitment to black and brown communities?
You can support a black business.
You can reach out to a friend.
You can focus on the internal work of adjusting your mindset and beliefs around racism.
You can suggest for your organization to speak up or donate to organizations like the NAACP.
Here are some resources to help you understand the separation, marginalization, and how you can aid in the integration. Hopefully this can deepen your understanding of some of the issues black and brown communities face.
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Podcast Episode by Nutrition Lifestyles - White People Food. Is That Really a Thing?
I hope this helps you to #ThriveFromWithin through broadening your knowledge on race and race relations. Please leave any resources you believe would be helpful to others as well to create positive change.