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Black Lives Matter in Beaumont

In this episode, I take a moment to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement in our community in as much as I am comfortable doing as a non black woman of color. I mostly talk about a broad history of systemic racism, some tips to begin changing personal habits, and a rally in Port Arthur held in the end of May.

(transcript here)

Sources

Black Lives Matter
The History of Policing in America
What is Redlining?
The video of a young man being detained at Parkdale Mall
Beaumont Police Chief’s statements
Beaumont Police Department Association’s statments
Remarks from Beaumont City Councilmembers about the video
Our Revolution
Our Revolution Texas
Our Revolution chapter of Southeast Texas

 

Other Resources

(Activist) Rachel Cargle
(Writer) Roxane Gay’s article Remember, No One is Coming to Save Us
(Writer) Ibraim X Kensie and book How to be Antiracist
(Book) Why I’m No Longer Talking  to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
(Book) White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
(Podcast) The 1619 Project (Wikipedia) (Spotify)
(Podcast) Still Processing (Wikipedia) (Spotify)

And a constantly changing on going resource list from people in the community (as a google doc) can be found here!