Writing towards Racial Justice as a White Author

So you’re a white author, and you want to be anti-racist in your writing. How do you go about it? I sure don’t have all the answers, and am no kind of role model, and this is not a comprehensive list. But it’s something I think about, and here are some suggestions.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery: https://www.runwithmaud.com/

Justice for Sean Reed: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-joe-hogsett-justice-for-sean-reed

Black communities account for disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/05/health/coronavirus-african-americans-study/index.html

“No Discernible Progress” Diversifying Publishing: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=survey-shows-no-progress-diversifying-publishing

“What’s my complicity?” Talking White Fragility with Robin DiAngelo: https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/summer-2019/whats-my-complicity-talking-white-fragility-with-robin-diangelo

Why we need to stop talking about “The Magical Negro” https://perception.org/featured/why-we-need-to-stop-talking-about-the-magical-negro/

Should the “sassy black friend” have this place in Hollywood? https://afropunk.com/2012/03/should-the-sassy-black-friend-have-this-place-in-hollywood/

Segregation map: America’s cities 50 years after the Fair Housing Act https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/segregation-us-cities/

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