The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, sparked protests all over the world, with hundreds of thousands of people marching in support of Black Lives Matter.
Across America, and in many major cities around the world, thousands of people came out to make their voices heard.
In Rome, a Black Lives Matter protest was held in Piazza del Popolo.
In 2020, it’s no longer enough to not be racist.
We must be actively anti-racist and help try to collectively tackle systematic racism and implicit bias wherever we may find it.
Only vigorous anti-racist action can change things now.
Each of us has a duty to confront our own racial biases and that can be uncomfortable at times.
As a football club, with a powerful platform to reach millions of people all over the world, AS Roma has a duty to act in an anti-racist way.
From suggested articles and books to read, organisations to donate to and films and videos to watch, here is a resource list to help us all to be anti-racist and a better ally to the Black Lives Matter movement…
Recommended articles to read
It’s exhausting. How many hashtags will it take for all of America to see Black people as more than their skin color?: Elle magazine
Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Los Angeles Times
I’m Black. My Mom is White. This Is The Talk We Had To Have About George Floyd’s Killing: Huffington Post
Recommended books to read
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Blindspot by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji
Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates