There’s been so much already written and said about Black Lives Matter. Rather than raise our own voice, we choose to find ways to support sustainable change over time and to amplify wiser voices than ours (see below for a list of resources recommended by ActiveState staff.)
Towards our first end, our community donations program will focus on free software and open source projects that are fully or partially led by Black people and that seek to address institutionalized racism. At the end of 2020, we’ll broaden our focus again to support free software and open source projects that help create a more inclusive and more just society.
We hope that you’ll also take the long view. The protests matter now, but when the protests are gone, it will again be our everyday actions that make the world better or worse.
~ Zak Greant, VP Community and Marketing
Black Lives Matter Resources
- So you want to talk about race (Book) by Ijeoma Oluo – A practical, personal and passionate guide to understanding and addressing systemic racism and injustice. A must read, not just for the times we are in, but for creating the times that we wish to come.
- A data-centric collection of Black Lives Matter and Racial Equality Resources at Observable
- A list of Racial Equity Resources with an emphasis on action and self-education.
- Statements Made By Top Tech Companies on Racial Justice, BLM, and George Floyd assembled by The Plug