There’s a love/hate relationship with Facebook that I adore, one that has educated me and pissed me the hell off.
Many times.
But during this pandemic- racial episode- world-on-fire- murder hornet- asteroid-on-its-way- season of the bitch, my friends on Facebook have helped me understand what it means to be oppressed and forgotten. I’ve seen it, read on it extensively, and have occasionally experienced it firsthand. But nothing – and I mean NOTHING – comes close to being shown what African Americans have experienced their entire lives… for centuries. Right here in the United States of America. I’m white and white-privileged and I am wanting to know empathy like I’ve never known it before.

These are just a few resources that I’ve collected to help me have a better understanding. My hope is that everyone reading this will reach a little further to uncover the reality faced each day by those whose skin happens to be a different color. This could be are our Saving Grace, the one Truth we need to understand, and our way out of this horrendously wrecked system that has pushed us to the brink of extinction as a collective entity.


Southern Poverty Law Center

Black Lives Matter

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Donate for Bailout Funds for Protesters


Register to Vote

Trevor Noah on George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper (this changed the way I thought about rioting)


FREE CLASSES that fight social justice and racial inequality
through Coursera

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

Love as a Force for Social Justice
Stanford University

From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement
Emory University

Human Rights for Open Societies
Utrecht University

Feminism and Social Justice
University of California, Santa Cruz

Social Norms, Social Change I
University of Pennsylvania and UNICEF

How to Change the World
Wesleyan University

Economic Growth and Distributive Justice Part I -The Role of the State
Tel Aviv University

Economic Growth and Distributive Justice Part II – Maximize Social Wellbeing
Tel Aviv University

Moral Foundations of Politics
Yale University


13th by director Ava DuVernay
When They See Us (the story of the ‘Central Park Five’) by director Ava DuVernay
Dear White People
Just Mercy – currently free ‘rental’ on Amazon Prime
America to Me
The Rape of Recy Taylor
Out of Omaha
I Am Not Your Negro
Harriet Tubman: They Called Her Moses
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till