George Floyd’s murder is the latest instance in a long pattern in American history—of Black people dying at the hands of white police officers.
As a predominantly white firm, we have a responsibility to center the lives of Black people in the work we do. In this moment, we are reinvesting in our commitment to racial equity training to build our capacity for the necessary conversations and actions ahead of us—in our work and in our firm. We will listen where we should and lead where we can—as advocates for people of color in our communities.
We encourage you to take action in the ways that make you uncomfortable and to demonstrate solidarity with Black Lives Matter by sharing the Black-created resources you are learning from. We share ours below.
Anti-racism resources created or produced by Black and Brown thought leaders:
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- 13th by Ava DuVernay
- Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler
- I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck (James Baldwin documentary)
- When They See Us by Ava DuVernay
- This thread of resources for planners by Keith Benjamin, Director of Transportation in Charleston, S.C.
Organizations to follow and fund:
- Black Lives Matter: National & Local Chapters: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
- Antiracism Center: Twitter
- Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- The Untokening: http://www.untokening.org/events (full disclosure: our EDI Director, Naomi Doerner, is a co-founder and national co-organizer)