Rioting is the language of the unheard according to MLK and we agree with that. Benita and Debby discuss why the rioting is happening, why its All-American, and why white people need to worry more about systemic racism instead of people not protesting in ways to appease the white gaze. As mentioned in the episode there are many different things you can do to unpack your racism. There are links below with dozens of ideas of what you can do.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/30/if-violence-isnt-way-end-racism-america-then-what-is-george-floyd-protests?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX1RoZVdlZWtJblBhdHJpYXJjaHktMjAwNTMw&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=TheWeekInPatriarchy&CMP=weekinpatriarchy_email

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/police-violence-black-community-activism-ally_n_5ed01d2ac5b6b6261ab53962?fbclid=IwAR3X8NLQsBiyUJBE_ijP0TV8aj2Pj6jG45_fLEl3SC4y639fQYQrvX7Q0rw

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/05/30/violence-minneapolis-is-rooted-history-racist-policing-america/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/minneapolis-struggled-with-police-violence-and-adopted-reforms-and-yet-george-floyd-is-still-dead/2020/05/29/fe3ba110-a1e0-11ea-9590-1858a893bd59_story.html

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Some of the suggestions in the above link are problematic including making sure white people aren’t *too* mean. It’s written by a white woman. Some of the suggestions are solid however.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html

https://sojo.net/articles/our-white-friends-desiring-be-allies?fbclid=IwAR1xSitVoyKBcUZL6txfId9r32ag6uy5dhB2j6Fk2W7pCa4_-hdsqqNXjqs

https://soletstalkabout.com/2020/05/28/how-to-respond-to-riots-never-solve-anything/?fbclid=IwAR2rsQYu1ELAViDF9jjkBleqXVhPgCKObOIlNsHQtNSsFubOMGKJeSSFfBQ

https://www.scarymommy.com/stop-asking-people-color-explain-racism/?fbclid=IwAR17GN0cg7pOPRo_d8oiHIfoFC-3kfMUxom-12eCw6QfIcV0yNvV-znYYP0

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36692478-there-there

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/53098820-a-drop-of-midnight