This week Maggie and Harmony read the article “Remember, No One is Coming to Save Us” by Roxane Gay and use the article as a baseline for a discussion on allyship to the Black Lives Matter movement. They also read “For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies,” by Courtney Ariel, “I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People” by Brit Bennett, and use an excerpt from Untamed by Glennon Doyle Melton. In this episode, our hosts, with the help of the aforementioned texts, attempt to tackle white complicity, fragility, and silence and explore anti-racist action.
Links to the texts:
“Remember, No One is Coming to Save Us” by Roxane Gay
“For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies,” by Courtney Ariel
“I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People” by Brit Bennett
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Referenced in the episode:
Are you feeling overwhelmed about racial inequality in the U.S.? We are too! Here’s some resources we’ve found useful. If you have any additional resources you’d like to share feel free to email us at Rebelgirlsbookclub@gmail.com.
What we’re reading:
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery
Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in the Syrian Kurdistan by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach, Ercan Ayboga
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by TERF-who-must-not-be-named
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