These are late, but please spend some time reading. Also, if you can’t get to a protest, Wired has a bunch of things you can do to help:
- Can’t Go Out and Protest? Here’s How to Help From Home: Whether you’re trying to maintain your social distance or just looking for other ways to speak up, here are some ideas on how to contribute.
Your weekend reads are below. I ran out of time to read all of these, but I plan to before the weekends up – and you should, too.
Notes – The NY Times, Wired, and Atlantic articles may have paywalls – if you run into them, try a different browser, incognito mode, a different device, or consider a subscription (I am debating subscribing to The Atlantic).
- The Videos That Rocked America. The Song That Knows Our Rage: Awash in the ghastly video mosaic shot by black people’s cameraphones, I found myself doubled over the kitchen sink. Then a lyric gave me strength. (NY Times)
- The Story Has Gotten Away from Us: Six months of life and death in America. (Columbia Journalism Review)
- The American Nightmare: To be black and conscious of anti-black racism is to stare into the mirror of your own extinction. (The Atlantic)
- Rigorous Hand-Washing Will Be Part of Covid-19’s New Normal: The simplest hygiene tasks are the toughest to maintain—take it from the health care experts who have advice about how to make the habit stick. (Wired)
Please stay safe, stay healthy, and defund the police.