Asphalt Green has always stood for racial equality. We encourage members of our community to use their voices, learn, and get involved. Here are some resources to get started:
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: The NAACP Legal Defense and Education fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education. This national civil rights organization has been leading the fight for equality since 1940.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Racial Justice Program: Founded in 1920, the ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU Racial Justice Program aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race.
The Conscious Kid: The Conscious Kid is a nonprofit that equips parents and educators with tools they can use to support racial identity development, critical literacy, and equitable practices in their homes and classrooms. Follow its Instagram or contribute to its Patreon for free and reduced-cost “parenting and education resources through a critical race lens.”
1619: 1619 is an audio series from The New York Times. Hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, this podcast examines the long shadow of American slavery, connecting the past and present through storytelling.
How to Be an Anti-Racist: This New York Times bestseller by Ibram X. Kendi explains that the opposite of racist isn’t simply not racist. Instead, it’s anti-racist—someone who actively fights racial injustice.
Just Mercy: Just Mercy, a memoir by lawyer and activist Bryan Stephenson, explores the system of justice in America. Stephenson is the co-founder of The Equal Justice Initiative in Atlanta, GA., and the memoir details his experiences defending those most desperately in need.
Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement: This series explains the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement and its mission. Watch it for free at Films for Action.
Content warning: contains violent imagery and video footage.