The violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, followed by the troubling equivocal response from the White House, has trained a spotlight on hate groups and racism in America, both past- and present-day. In Episode 91, Christine and Asha share their personal reactions to Charlottesville plus what they are hearing from their communities. They go on to offer 7 suggestions for how you can make a difference taking a stand against hate.
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Resources mentioned in this episode
- Background: What happened at the Charlottesville “Unite The Right” white nationalist rally according to USA Today and CNN and respected conservative publication Weekly Standard
- Post-Charlottesville presidential press conference video
- Christine’s Facebook Live broadcast following the Charlottesville attack
- The day I was told to leave America – It was just last week (by Christine on her blog Boston Mamas)
- Shaun King’s articles in the NY Daily News
- SPLC Hate Map
- 8/17 episode of Pod Save America (including an interview with SPLC’s Lecia Brooks)
- How to talk to your kids about Charlottesville (LA Times article Christine appreciated)
- Capitol Switchboard phone number: 202-224-3121 (for calling your reps!)
- Capitol switchboard tee Christine designed for Brave New World Designs
- 5Calls.org (scripts and resources for calling your Congresspeople)
- Resistbot.io (effortlessly fax your reps)
- An excellent post by Asha’s friend re: white privilege
- On racism, discrimination and bigotry (helpful primer by Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks)
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack by Peggy McIntosh
- Maybe Now Isn’t The Time, Guys (conversation about white privilege at The Root shared by Christine’s friend Denene Miller of My Brown Baby)
- SPLC donate page
- NAACP donate page
- ACLU donate page
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