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Sassy's Essential Reading & Viewing: Anti-Racism & Black Lives Matter

It is not enough to just take what we learnt in school and move on. Life is a process of constant education, even if it isn't inside the walls of an education institution. I have found the following books, films, videos and articles incredibly enlightening and educating. There are MANY more resources and sources of information and I encourage you to share anything you find to be equally as helpful in challenging preconceived notions of race, racism and why there needs to be impactful social change.


Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 2017

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, 2018

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall, 2020

How To Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi, 2019

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, 2018

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss, 2018


Black Lives Matter is Winning by Farhad Manjoo (ttps://

Mothers of The Movement at The 2016 DNC (

It's Time For Australia to Say Indigenous Lives Matter (

Beyond White Fragility by Jamelle Bouie (

I Will Not Stand Silent (

How We Save Ourselves by Roxanne Gay (

Yes, Even George Washington by (

How To Support Black Lives Matter After It Stops Trending by Mawunyo Gbogbo (


How To Deconstruct Racism, Baratunde Thurston (

Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho (

Let's Get To The Root Of Racial Injustice, Megan Ming Francis (

A Conversation About Growing Up Black (

Jesse Williams 2016 BET Awards (

Three Myths About Racism, Candis Watts Smith (

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, Luvvie Ajayi (

Black Parents Explain How To Deal With Police (

What I Am Learning from My White Grandchildren, Anthony Peterson (

Obama's 2008 Speech on Race (

Films & Documentaries:

Hair Love, 2019 (

The 13th, 2016 (

Selma, 2014 (

Stay Woke, 2016 (

Malcom X, 1992 (

The Hate U Give, 2018 (

Becoming, 2020 (

The Life And Death of Marsha P. Johnson, 2017 (

There are many, MANY more incredible stories, speeches and sources of information about how to be anti-racist and to demand change in systems that uphold racism and oppression. This is just a few that mark my starting point in my journey of education about the Black Lives Matter movement, what it stands for and why it is overdue.

Keep reading, watching and listening. Change is YOU.

Sassy xoxo


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