Black Lives Matter & White Supremacy

    "If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected—those, precisely, who need the law's protection most—and listens to their testimony. Ask any Mexican, any Puerto Rican, any Black man, any poor person. Ask the wretched how they fare in the halls of justice, and then you will know not whether or not the country is just, but whether or not it has any love for justice, or any concept of it. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." 
James Baldwin

“Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse”
Cornell West  

“No other country imprisons so many of its racial or ethnic minorities. The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid.”
Michelle Alexander  

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." 
Malcolm X

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.”
Paul Farmer

“Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.”
Angela Davis

"When liberal whites fail to understand how they can and/or do embody white supremacist values and beliefs even though they may not embrace racism as prejudice or domination (especially domination that involves coercive control), they cannot recognize the ways their actions support and affirm the very structure of racist domination and oppression that they wish to see eradicated.” 
Bell Hooks

“The challenge of the 21st century is not to demand equal opportunity in the machinery of oppression but rather to identify and dismantle those structures in which racism continues to be embedded.”
Angela Davis

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Nelson Mandela  

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and protect each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.
Assata Shakur  

Documentaries & Videos

Articles

-Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person - occupywallstreet.net  2014

-Oregon was Founded as a Racist Utopia - Gizmodo  2015

-All of Chicago – Not Just Its Police – Must See Systemic Change to Save Black Lives - The Guardian  2015

-Jamaica Calls for Britain to Pay Billions of Pounds in Reparations for Slavery - The Guardian  2015

-NYPD Cracks Down Hard On Baltimore Solidarity "Shut It Down" Protest - Gothamist  2015

-The Violence in Baltimore Didn't Start with the Riots - New Republic  2015

-Nonviolence as Compliance - The Atlantic  2015

-The Baltimore Riots Didn't Start the Way You Think - Mother Jones  2015

-Why Black New Yorkers Like Me are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown - New Republic  2015

-A Cop in Ukraine Said He was Detaining Me because I was Black. I Appreciated It - Washington Post  2015

-Off Duty, Black Cops in New York Feel Threat from Fellow Police - Reuters  2014

-Challenging White Supremacy - Huffington Post 2015

-Something more is required of us now. What? - Medium  2016

-America has Locked Up so Many Black People It has Warped Our Sense of Reality - Washington Post  2016

-When You’re Accustomed To Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression   - Boeskool  2016

-Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People - Huffington Post  2016

-Cuba Backs Caribbean Nations in Slavery Compensation Bid - Telesur  2016

-The Limits of White Compassion: Imagine if Black Lives Mattered as Much as One Gorilla’s -  Salon  2016

-My Solutions For You: An Open Letter To My Comrades In #BlackLivesMatters -  Huffingto Post  2016

-Despite Worldwide Outcry, US Police Kill another Black Man -  Telesur  2016

-Micah Johnson is the Bitter Cake that America Baked – A True Product of Our Time -  NY Daily News  2016

-Philando Castile’s girlfriend rails against cops after fatal police shooting: ‘He didn’t have any last words’ -  NY Daily News  2016

-Alton Sterling Is the 114th Known Black Man Killed by Police in the US in 2016 -  MIC  2016

-Black Lives Matter Protests: Activists Arrested Across England in Day of Disruptive Action -  Independent  2016

-Hundreds in Canada Protest against Police Brutality after Death of Black Man -  The Guardian  2016

-My White Neighbor thought I was Breaking into My Own Apartment. Nineteen Cops Showed Up - Washington Post  2015

-Serena Williams Speaks Out against Police Killings: 'I Won't Be Silent' - The Guardian  2016

-Colin Kaepernick has a Right to Hate Both Candidates - The Guardian  2016

-Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half the Wealth of White Single Parents - NPR 2017 

-Kentucky College Students Vote to Give Free Tuition as Reparations - New York Post 2017