Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter: How you can educate yourself

Introduction

No matter who you are, what your background is, everything you think you already know, you are still far away from seeing the full picture. With many crimes crimes and injustices happening everyday the list is endless throughout history. You can educate yourself about police cases today with a range of petitions currently set up to help people who have been wrongly sentenced for crimes they did not commit.

Films and Documentaries to educate yourself

Although there is a range of amazing books on offer to educate yourself further about the history or the issues regarding race. This is why I wanted to create a blog post dedicated to spreading awareness about what educational resources you can use to learn more. So firstly I will talk about documentaries on the popular streaming service Netflix. I’m aware Netflix has helped others like me during lockdown binging new shows and reliving your favourite ones from the past. Netflix also has wide collection of incredible documentaries and films that covers some of the biggest historic events that have taken place. So I wanted to shine a light on some really interesting Netflix series you can watch to educate yourself with the history of black people and racial discrimination as a whole.

Source: Where.is.Sam (Instgram)

As the image above shows there is a range of films on Netflix available which I recommend you watching in your free time to educate yourself on the Black Lives Matter movement. Now I will attach a link to a thread created on Twitter (just click the tweet to expand) by @Starkdanys who recommends some amazing Black Lives Matters documentaries to watch.

Books

If you are somebody who enjoys reading through history rather than watching it I will attach a Google document full of books written for Black History Month. With a range of different authors and books to choose from this document covers a variety of important themes in which you can educate yourself further.

Link to the Google drive (click here)

Overview

There is so many resources you can use to further educate yourself further on this topic. Black Lives matters have an educate yourself part part of their website where they include a variety of different resources available to improve your knowledge.

Black Lives Matters link (click here)

Lastly I will attach links to more educational resources I have found in which you can read more, learn more and educate yourself.

Educate yourselves

I hope these suggestions will help you learn more about the justice we are fighting for as we continue supporting the incredible work of Black Lives Matters.

4 comments

    1. Hi Bill, thank you so much for reading and the suggestion. I’m basing all of my ideas from different sources and recommendations so I’m always open to hear more. Thank you again.

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