Posted 3rd June 2020
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Social Value UK stands with Black Lives Matter. We stand by those protesting worldwide, donating money, signing petitions and calling for change.
We are heartbroken to see the continuing violence towards and oppression of our Black siblings all over the world, now prevalent more than ever in the wake of the unnecessary death at the hands of law enforcement of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Breonna Taylor and countless others.
The systematic problem of racism lives on, and permeates all facets of society, in the United States as well as closer to home in the United Kingdom and across Europe. As an organisation that campaigns and advocates for equality and wellbeing for all, we cannot idly stand by as injustices continue to happen.
These issues will not go away unless we face them head-on, unless we have the ugly conversations with those we know, unless we speak out and speak up whenever we see racism and hatred.
Today, we wish to share with our readers, our members and all in our networks, some resources to educate ourselves on White privilege and how White people can use it for change. We want to share how we can influence change in the United States and in the United Kingdom. We wish to share important links, petitions and more from Black people who understand society in a way that White people cannot, and never will.
As White people, we must recognise the immense privilege we have. Now, more than ever, we need to use that privilege to ensure the safety and respect of Black people worldwide. We cannot be silent and apolitical, our inaction has consequences just as our actions do, so there is no choice but to act.
We hope that you see it essential to join us in this fight.
How to support the Black Lives Matter movement – Funds and organisations who need your help
Ways you can help linktree
Linktree covering donation links, petitions and more.
a guide to white privilege
Anti-Racism resources for white people to deepen our anti-racism work
A collaborative learning resource on matters of race, privilege and combating white supremacy by Gabby Menezes-Forsyth and Miriam Bennun
Black Lives Matter Resources
Donate to Black Lives Matter
‘To my White friends’
George Floyd – How can I help from the UK?
How To Be Actively Antiracist
https://unbound.com/books/rife/ – young people stories –
Anything by http://www.nikesh-shukla.com/about/
Design Justice by Sasha Constanza-Chock.
Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
Lowborn by Kerry Hudson.
Us Before Me by Patricia Illingsworth
The Inner Level by Kate Pickett
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez.
Natives by Akala
Anything by Danny Dorling
Success and Luck by Robert H Frank