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On Current Events
BBC: Timeline of Black Deaths Caused by Police
Aljazeera: Mapping US Police Killings of Black Americans
CNN: American Police Shoot, Kill and Imprison More People Than Other Developed Countries. Here’s the Data.
Statista: Number of People Shot to Death by the Police in the United States from 2017 to 2020, By Race
CNN: Ahmaud Arbery Killing Being Investigated as Federal Hate Crime, Family Attorney Says
NYTimes: Investigators Say One Man Shot Ahmaud Arbery. Why Are Three Charged With Murder?
Change.org: Sign the Petition – Justice for Breonna Taylor
NYTimes: Here’s What You Need to Know About Breonna Taylor’s Death
ABC News: Timeline: Inside the investigation of Breonna Taylor’s Killing and its Aftermath
CNN: All Four Former Officers Involved in George Floyd’s Killing Now Face Charges
Snopes: Background Check: Investigating George Floyd’s Criminal Record
Minneapolis Post: What to do about the MPD? How three activist groups are rethinking public safety.
Indy Star: Family statements, previous police interactions suggest Dreasjon Reed’s story is complex
RTV6 Indianapolis: Two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Dreasjon Reed identified
Riots and Protests
National Geographic: 2020 is not 1968: To Understand Today’s Protests, You Must Look Further Back
CNN: I covered the Rodney King and Freddie Gray riots. This moment feels different. That’s why I’m afraid
The Guardian: The George Floyd protests – and riots – are a rebellion against an unjust system
NPR: Even In A Pandemic, WHO Believes That Public Protests Are Important
The Atlantic: Curfews and Arrests Will Inflame the Pandemic
Vox: The Effect of Black Lives Matter Protests on Corona Virus Cases, Explained
About the Black Lives Matter Movement
CNN: Trump calls Black Lives Matter a ‘symbol of hate’ as he digs in on race
Aljazeera: Black Lives Matter Protests News
Pew Research Center: Amid Protests, Majorities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement
Anti-Racism Resources for Learning and Discussion
Penumbra Theatre Virtual Race Workshops
Racial Equity Tools.org
NPR: Code Switch
NYTimes: An Anti-Racist Reading List
Baylor University Office of Multicultural Affairs Anti-Racism Resources
Resources for BIPOC
ACLU: Know Your Rights
CNN: Tell Siri you’re getting pulled over and this iPhone shortcut will record your interaction with the police
Where to Donate and Volunteer
NYMag: 142 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color
CommunityJusticeExchange.org: Directory of Community Bail Funds
Time Magazine: Here’s How to Support Black Lives Matter, Protesters and Equality Initiatives
African American History
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
NYTimes: 1619 Project
History.com: Timeline of Black History Milestones
NYTimes: What to Know About the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre
CNN: 99 years ago today, America was shaken by one of its deadliest acts of racial violence