Ferguson and Race in the US (Updated)

Similar to Palestine and Gaza, I’m literally going to have nothing new to the discussions and movement surrounding what has been happening in Ferguson. As a white person living in the Pacific Northwest, I’m incredibly removed from the situation and anything I say has already been said in a much better way by other people (particularly by black activists). So instead of writing my own thing on what’s happening, I’ll just collect resources and stories that I have found particularly useful over the past week and a half.

11 things white people need to stop saying to black people immediately

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence

@Prisonculture’s suggested reading list on police violence 

LAW ENFORCEMENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OF COLOR & TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR: A Critical Intersection Of Gender Violence & State Violence

Ferguson Crisis Manual (an important thing to read if you’re in or around Freguson)

Donations for #MikeBrown (Including the Michael Brown Memorial Fund)

Feed the Students of Ferguson

Stark Racial Divisions over Reactions to Ferguson Police Shooting

7 documentaries you can watch to better understand what’s happening in Ferguson (Most seem to be on YouTube)

People you should check out on Twitter:

@feministajones (started and organized #NMOS14)

@thetrudz

@prisonculture

 @blackgirldanger

@owningmytruth

There is so much social media information about what’s happening, with the media’s presence apparently been pushed away from areas. Most of my information and knowledge of what’s happening has been through Twitter and Tumblr.

These resources are just the beginning to what has been happening and I’ll probably continue to add sources as I go.

September 18th update:

Shaun King exposes corruption 

Justice for Mike Brown tumblr (which updates quite frequently)

Sept. 18th morning update from above tumblr

 

 

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