Fast Track Your Understanding of Racial Tension in America & How You Can Help

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation and intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty.

Edgar Mitchell-Apollo 14 Astronaut

Sorting through 140 characters, hashtags and myopic history books can leave a lot of unanswered questions. Questions for those that have experienced injustice as well as those who want to help.

It’s more important now than ever to bridge the understanding gap.

Once each of us has an understanding, we can take our seats at the table and have a meaningful conversation that can hopefully lead to meaningful change.

Here is a list of writings to consider and possibly view current events from a different perspective.

1. Health Officials write an open letter about racism’s affect on public health. NPR On Race as Co-Crisis with Covid

2. Economist on the “Prevention of the accumulation of black wealth”. Originally posted on Twitter.

3. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: Reflections On the Color of My Skin.

4. Tech Companies Denounce Racism -Wired

5. Dope Tech’s Marques Brownlee: Too Many Hashtags as a Replacement for Actual Activism.

6. The Difference Between Being Not Racist and Anti Racist-Lifehacker

7. Inc. on Being Positive Amidst Racial Inequality

This is just a conversation starter. But you may be like many others who are slowly but surely developing crisis fatigue. Don’t give up. There is hope and there is help. Here’s what you may be able to do to help.

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