According to the 2018 Census Reporter, Josephine County is 87% white. It is no wonder many of us may struggle with knowing how best to support minority Americans, as our own local population gives us few community members to engage with. Just because we don’t see the systemic racism on a regular basis, does not mean it doesn’t exist.
The best thing we can do to become better allies, is educate ourselves and learn more about what brought this movement forward, and how to become true anti-racist allies.
Timeline of Events that led to the 2020 “fed-Up” Rising (This timeline is not all inclusive and is missing many events, but a good place to start.)
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Hint, it has nothing to do with socioeconomics or class status)
Boston Globe – Housing Racism – Researcher expected ‘outrageously high’ discrimination against Black renters. What they found was worse than imagined.