Black Lives Matter: Educating Ourselves
It is time that we fully educated ourselves on the hardship and suffering that the black community has been put through, and the unjust discrimination and prejudice that they still experience in the world today. We cannot expect black people to explain their struggle to us anymore – we are responsible for educating ourselves. Below we have accumulated a list of resources to absorb and learn from, so we can spread awareness with educated minds and stand beside the Black Lives Matter movement with a better understanding of why we are fighting for a long-awaited change.
TV and Film –
‘When They See Us’ (Series) – ‘Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.’
‘Dear White People’ (Series) – ‘Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.’
‘Selma’ (Film) – ‘A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.’
‘Just Mercy’ (Film) – ‘World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.’