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Blackout Tuesday

Reposting this message from @xrebellionuk -- articulated well, and full of solid resources to mobilize awareness into meaningful action. Proving that while this may be most acutely felt in the US right now, structural and institutional racism and inequality have and continue to be global systemic, endemic issues that require global awareness, attention and action right now. Yes, even in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic. Because this pandemic of injustice and inequality has been raging on not just for months, but for centuries too long. We're long overdue for a cure for this one. "#blackouttuesday We all have a responsibility to speak out against social injustice and systemic racism. Silence is an act of betrayal. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ At XR we stand for equality and unity; the future is about togetherness and now is the time to act.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Some suggestions for resources to begin with: ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ READ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, Akala⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Me and White Supremacy, Layla Saad⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ White Fragility, Robin Diangelo⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ How to Be Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ WATCH⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 13th⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ The Central Park Five⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ I Am Not Your Negro⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Selma⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ The Hate You Give ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ LISTEN⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Good Ancestor Podcast⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 1619, The New York Times⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Code Switch⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ The Diversity Gap⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Yikes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣"

+ I'll add...ENGAGE

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