WATCH. Read. LISTEN. Engage. T documentary and fiction, that may facilitate a journey to a deeper understanding. Inspired by Ava DuVernay’s recent initiative to supplement her projects tackling race and racism—beginning with educational materials adjacent to her searing Netflix miniseries there are additional suggestions for further watching, listening, and reading. This is not a comprehensive list by any means. For some, it is the base of an enormous mountain that is long overdue for climbing. For more resources, please visit eji.org, blacklivesmatter.com, colorofchange.org, and nmaahc.si.edu. THIS STORY WILL NOT SOLVE RACISM. Enlightenment is an evolution, not a checklist. Hundreds of years of systemic oppression can’t be undone by watching a single film, reading a single book, listening to a single podcast—or making a single list in a magazine. But daily headlines and adrenaline taper off. Social media posts fade. For those seeking insight into what African-Americans face on a daily basis from both institutions and individuals, and how those challenges have been and continue to be depicted in the media and popular entertainment, here are a few projects, both When They See Us— EW ● COM 7 JULY 2020
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