“The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave.”–SERENA WILLIAMS
Now more than ever, the fight for racial justice requires all of us to participate, not just during Black History Month, but every day of the year.
This collection of stirring quotes from anti-racist activists is a call to action and a blast of truth. In these pages readers will find understanding and inspiration to end racial injustice.
Journalist and activist Kenrya Rankin’s powerful introduction explains how systemic racism poisons the atmosphere for everyone, while her selection of vibrant quotes illuminates and honors the work of anti-racist leaders past and present. Beautifully presented quotes and capsule biographies of the activists make this book a perfect gift or resource for students, educators, librarians, advocates, and allies who seek social justice and promote anti-racism.
Voices include: Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Adrienne Maree Brown, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amandla Stenberg, Elaine Welteroth, Franchesca Ramsey, Rosa Clemente, Robin DiAngelo, Darnell Moore, W.Kamau Bell, Lizzo, Opal Tometi, Audre Lorde, Malcolm X, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Frederick Douglass, Megan Rapinoe, Laverne Cox, and many more!
“White people who truly want to be allies can find their path to ally-ship without Black validation and without us having to take time out of our days to educate them. They can find their own curriculum and figure out for themselves how they can do their part in fighting the good fight. And they can do it without the promise of Black praise.”–ZACK LINLY
Partial proceeds to benefit The Movement for Black Lives Fund.