If there is one thing I have learned in my 34 years on this planet it is that being a good person is something that takes work every day. It means constantly looking outside of yourself and seeing the things that are happening outside your own bubble. All lives cannot matter until black lives matter. I know this can be a hard thing to hear for some people, but you need to start listening.

All lives cannot matter until black lives matter.

It is never too late to learn new things and to be come a better person. Anyone who knows me in real life knows that I am always listening to podcast, here are my suggestions to help you understand the true history of the United States, Slavery, and the Black Live Matter movement. Take a some time to really truly listen. These conversations are hard, but they are worth having over and over until there is truly and finally real systemic change in this country.

1619 is hosted by by Nikole Hannah-Jones from the New Your Times. It covers the long history of slavery and those lasting effect on the United States.
Code switch from NPR covers race and culture using history and personal stories.
Hosts Robert Evans and rap artist Propaganda (Jason Petty) travel back in history to explore the origins of policing in the United States and how we got to where we are today.
Each week host Sam Sanders make sense of the world through conversation.
Historians and activist explore the representations of black people in the media and the effect that has had on the world as we know it today.
This site features the stories and America’s history of racial injustice. More than 4,000African Americans were lynched between 1877 and 1950. These lynching were public acts of terror designed to instill fear within the black community. Learn more here https://lynchinginamerica.eji.org

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