Resources for Black Lives Matter

 

We pledge our support as the world experiences anger and sadness at the killing of George Floyd and all those who came before him, and at the entrenched systems of oppression that allow police brutality of people of color to continue.

We demand justice. We stand in solidarity with the fight against systematic racism, white supremacy, and the historic and ongoing oppression and marginalization of the Black community.

We urge you to join us in this effort. And fill your social media feed with Black skaters.

We want to thank our customers for purchasing from us during our fundraising drives. As of July 6th, 2020, we have donated $2890 to various organizations and gofundme campains to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Some of the organizations we have donated to are: Minnesota Freedom Fund, Tony McDade GoFundMe, Black Visions Collective, Justice for Breonna Taylor, Louisville Community Bail Fund, National Black Justice Coalition, and a split fund that donates to 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Here are links that contain many resources:

FILM/TV:
United Skates
Burn Motherfucker Burn 
LA92
Just Mercy
13th
When They See Us
I Am Not Your Negro
16 Shots
Whose Streets?
Let the Fire Burn
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
Dear White People
If Beale Street Could Talk

BOOKS:
“How to be an Anti-racist” by Ibram X. Kendi
“Stamped from the Beginning," Ibram X. Kendi
"White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin Diangelo
“So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Olua
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
“Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde
“Becoming” by Michelle Obama
“The Case for Reparations”, various articles in The Atlantic