Learn it, Live it, Love it: The Black Lives Matter Edition
The events of the last two weeks have brought police brutality, racial history and freedom of expression to the minds and lips of nearly every American. As we work to find solutions that will bring us closer to the mission statement espoused in our founding documents, we’ve compiled a list of useful resources to help inform your thinking. Please note, these resources are not exhaustive, and not meant to promote any particular side of these discussions. These resources are simply a collection of content from across AF’s community, please share yours with us.
Read Thomas Sowell’s Race and Culture which spans centuries and continents to expand our thinking on this issue.
Catch up on Zuri Davis’s columns over at Reason
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute shares a list of Black Conservative Thinkers to Follow Ed. Note: John McWhorter’s Great Courses class on the history of language is not to be missed.
A collection of fantastic posts:
If you are looking for organizations to support, we asked Clark Neily of the Cato Foundation to recommend a few places:
And a recommendation from Patti Rausch at Leadership Institute: the Gloucester Institute.
AF Chapters around the country have jumped to action and are putting together a variety of events that tackle Criminal Justice Reform. Watch this post for the latest events.
I had the opportunity to see the Migration series by Jacob Lawrence at the Phillips Collection year, and it was eye-opening to learn about the experience of former slaves as they fled the south, and sought new, freer lives in the north. I encourage you to dive in.