Annapolis Pride Anti-Racism Statement

Unite with Annapolis Pride to End White Supremacy

Listen. Learn. Amplify black voices.

Can we help amplify your voice or share a resource? Email: info@annapolispride.org

#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackTransLivesMatter

Articles and Links for Allies:

Anti-racism resources to read and share with friends, family and colleagues:

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Being Black by Jane Elliott

What do terms like systemic racism, microaggression and white fragility mean?

Performative Allyship is Deadly (here’s What to Do Instead)

Vote:

Register and vote on November 3, 2020

vote.org

READ:

Excellent books on race and culture:

Combating Racism reading list available at the Anne Arundel County Public Library

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How To Be AntiRacist by Ibram X Kendi

White Rage by Carol Anderson

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

LISTEN (via Rising Tide Society):

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Guardian

1619, New York Times

What You Can Do About Racism, The Business Life and Joy Podcast with Shunta Grant

Real Talk With Tamera

Seeing White, Seen On Radio

WRITE:

Your local and state policy makers (openstates.org) and suggest these initiatives (via Jay Warren).

1. A national database of police that have been fired for misconduct, preventing them from being re-hired in another city or state. This is how we currently keep doctors who have malpractice claims accountable.

2. An independent committee that investigates all deaths by police. This committee would exist outside of the local police departments to remain unbiased.

3. An HR division dedicated to monitoring police officers social media and online activity. This division would scrub police candidates’ online activity during the hiring process as well as continue monitoring for as long as the officer is employed by that department.

4. A Bachelor’s degree requirement to be hired as a police officer. Officers that do not currently hold a degree should receive advanced training in order to remain qualified.

Tools and Resources for Organizations:

Racial Equity Tools

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice resources provided by the Choose Clean Water Coalition

DEIJ in Action

Know of a resources? Please send a link to info@annapolispride.org

CELEBRATE. ENGAGE. UNITE.