How to Support Racial Justice From Home
At Chronically Capable, we’re building a platform that does not discriminate - based on race, gender, disability, or even health conditions. Having been in constant contact with employers and job seekers during this time, we recognize how much work there is to be done. We take this work very seriously and we will be listening, learning, and planning as we reflect on the systemic racism in our nation. We are committed to doing our part.
We have compiled a list of resources for chronically ill folks who are unable to attend rallies but want to support black communities:
EDUCATE. SUPPORT. DONATE. ACT. CHANGE.
We believe in the importance of educating oneself. To learn more about systemic racism in the United States, here are some articles and reading lists on black history from black writers:
- A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising
- Reading List: Race, White Supremacy, and Anti-Black Racism in America
- The Case for Reparations
- Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide
Your government representatives control the policy and spending. We must contact our representatives not only on a federal level, but also on a state and local level. Wondering how? It’s easy: you can write, call, and email your reps and demand action. Here is some information on how to contact your representatives.
People have been answering the call to donate to bail funds to support arrested protesters. Organizers are now suggesting donations to mutual aid funds as many of the bail fund organizations have more donations than they need. Here are a few places you can donate to provide resources and support to black communities:
Support Black Lives Matter! The organization has organized protests, petitions and other activism to eradicate white supremacy and fight against violence. Here’s how you can support Black Lives Matter:
In order to work against anti-Black racism in the United States, we must support justice reform. Here are just some of the organizations you can get involved in or donate to:
Petitions play an important role in demanding change and accountability. Here are some of the major petitions to sign:
- Black Lives Matter: #DefundThePolice
- Justice for George Floyd
- Color of Change: #JusticeforBre
Lastly, but equally as important, we must SUPPORT black-owned businesses. Many businesses were already hit- hard by COVID-19. You can (and should) directly support black-owned businesses:
We must stand together and work together to support the black community. We encourage those who are in need of support to reach out to us. Our doors are open. To the black members of the Chronically Capable community, and to all those who are facing racial injustice, we will not stop fighting for you.
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