This week Erin Ryan, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Rheeqrheeq Chainey, Julissa Arce, and Shaniqua McClendon discuss the emotional impact of nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. How do we advocate for police reform in a way that actually helps? What’s the difference between being a real activist and just playing one on instagram? And finally: Sanity Corner.
If you’re able to donate, here’s how to support people and groups protesting police violence and working to combat racism and injustice: Go to crooked.com/bailfunds to support community bail funds around the country, and go to crooked.com/changefunds to support 11 groups fighting racism and police brutality.
SANITY CORNER RECOMMENDATIONS: *bols pls
Alyssa: Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow
Erin: A thread of books and film created by black women https://twitter.com/morninggloria/status/1267991941339164672?s=21
Rheeqrheeq: Crooklyn directed by Spike Lee, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Julissa: Love and Basketball movie, books by D. Watkins, The Beast Side, The Cook Up, and We Speak for Ourselves, and Meena Harris’s new children’s books Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea