On this week's episode of The Dropcast, hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon change things up and get serious about the Black Lives Matter movement, social justice, and holding ourselves, our friends, our co-workers, and damn near everyone we know accountable. We understand the importance of keeping this energy not just 'til the November elections, but every day.
Systematic oppression and institutionalized racism are two complicated forces that are difficult to fight, but we talk about the ways in which we've challenged ourselves to face them head-on. Noah opens up about his experiences as a young black man literally just trying to live, and the kind of fuckery people put up with on a regular basis just to ensure other people's comfort. And yeah — those days are done.
Check out the full episode for a discussion on why it makes sense to defund the police, and check out the links below not only for some actionable articles, but invaluable resources like a guide to dismantling systemic racism compiled by @patiasfantasyworld.
Here Are the Ways You Can Help Support Protesters in Minneapolis and Beyond
How to Protest Safely
How Brands Can Take Anti-Racist Action
How to Donate to Black Lives Matter if You’re Broke
George Floyd’s Brother Wants You to Vote in the Primaries Today
This Is Why People Are Calling to Defund the Police
Free Digital E-Book: Verso Books' End of Policing
The Fantasy World Guide to Dismantling Systemic Racism
Buy These T-Shirts to Support Charities Against Racism & Police Brutality
James Whitner On How Companies & People Can Step Up for the Black Community
UNION’s Chris Gibbs Wants to Put the ‘Culture’ Back In Streetwear