There are a lot of questions people may have relating to Black Lives Matter and how we can support the movement to become better allies and accomplices to our Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
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.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Hint, it has nothing to do with socioeconomics or class status)
Center for American Progress: How American’s housing system undermines wealth building in communities of color