I have lots of thoughts I could share, but I think the most valuable thing I can do is share black voices. These voices have helped me see a side of America that was largely invisible to me for much of my life:
Malcolm X, the 1992 film.
The History of White People, by Nell Irving Painter.
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Blood Child, and Other Stories, by Octavia E. Butler.
The Broken Earth Trilogy, by N.K. Jemisin.
I’ll be expanding this short list this year and in the coming years. There are lots of lists out there I’ll be pulling from, but I’m also open to recommendations. It always helps to know a friend enjoyed or learned from a movie or book!
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Don’t forget Hidden Figures 🙂 I guess you didn’t read the book, but the movie probably counts.