There is no excuse for staying silent and uninformed in 2020. Instagram and Twitter are filled with accounts dedicated to keeping you awake and educated, which is now particularly crucial in light of the anti-racism protests sweeping through America and the globe following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police.
Since Floyd's death, celebrities have taken to social media to share statements of disgust and action — but celeb responses, of course, are not enough on their own.
Diversifying your feed to include educational content is easier now than ever. Below you'll find 10 accounts that dedicate their platform to spreading crucial information, empowering messages, and anti-racist content.
Check Your Privilege
A valuable site for community accountability. It focuses on anti-racism and education, aiming to deepen awareness primarily in regards to how your actions "affect the mental health of Black Indigenous People of Color."
No White Saviors
"If you're not uncomfortable, you're not listening." No White Saviors is an advocacy campaign lead by a majority African team of professionals based in Uganda. Their collective experience informs their work, which highlights the need (for white people) to listen before speaking; acting and partnering instead of leading.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter is a global network collecting and building power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe. The activist movement tirelessly campaigns against violence and systemic racism, regularly holding protests and highlighting broader racial issues including police brutality and racial profiling.
Ethel's Club is a social and wellness club that celebrates people of color online and IRL. Next week, they are offering free healing and grieving group sessions for the Black community.
The Conscious Kid
The Conscious Kid is an education, research, and policy-focused organization aimed at promoting positive identity development in youth. It's a great resource for parents looking for tools and advice to approaching everyday racism.
Austin Channing Brown
Brown is the author of I'm Still Here: Black Dignity In a World Made For Whiteness. She is committed to speaking out against racial inequality and regularly shares notes on how we can all combat racism in a manner that fosters love and respect.
Bree Newsome Bass
Bass is a Black female artist who tweets about systematic racism and white power structures. She is best-known for her act of civil disobedience in 2015, which saw her arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house grounds after the Charleston Shooting in which nine African Americans were killed during a Bible study.
Janice's work is community-centric with a focus on Black women, specializing on body ownership, and hip-hop as a tool for sociopolitical and spiritual movement making. Her research "The Free People Project" is entirely dedicated to issues pertaining to blackness, women-ness, and spirituality.
Equality Labs is dedicated to ending gender-based violence, white supremacy, and religious intolerance. It is a South Asian tech organization that offers support for cultural minorities; its Instagram account is full of workshops, information regarding surveillance, and ways you can help support grassroots groups.
Queer author Hayes leads action workshops with a focus on transformative justice. Her social account is full of important information for organizers and protesters alike, in addition to sharing educational resources.