Being a non-racist is no longer enough, and it was never enough, and I see that clearly now. It’s time for anti-racism. It’s actually been time for a long time.
I am deeply saddened by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. I believe that Black Lives Matter. I stand with Black Americans in condemning violence and systemic racism toward Black people and all people of color.
I recognize that merely stating these beliefs is not enough.
Here’s my commitment as a book blogger:
I will amplify the voices of Black authors and other authors of color.
I will look for more book bloggers of color to follow.
I acknowledge that I have much to learn about racism and anti-racism, and it’s my responsibility to do that learning.
On my TBR:
Books specifically about anti-racism
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Books by Black authors
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (it’s time to re-read this book)
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
- Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim
What books would you recommend?