White Musicians for Black Lives
My thoughts on what this moment and movement surrounding Black Lives Matter, #DefundThePolice and the death of George Floyd requires of white people. Namely musicians.
1:20 - About the Black Lives Matter movement and the system that has been setup to strongly favor white people
3:30 - Attending the Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood, California and the work the black America needs us to do
10:45 - What does defunding the police actually mean?
14:00 - Alicia Garza's interview on Meet The Press about defunding the police
15:24 - Patrisse Cullors on defunding the police
17:09 - "But all lives matter!"
20:18 - Trevor Noah on the right way to handle things
24:06 - This not a time to tune out and why the show had to be paused on June 2nd
30:00 - Two actionable things you can do to educate yourself
31:18 - Ta-Nehisi Coates testifying in Congress about reparations for HR-40
Who in Music is Supporting the Black Community (spreadsheet): https://aristake.com/post/music-supporting-black-community
The Case for Reparations: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
Rolling Stone: The Music Industry Was Built on Racism: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/music-industry-racism-1010001/
Sonya Renee Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/sonyareneetaylor/
The Show Must Be Paused: https://www.theshowmustbepaused.com/
Trevor Noah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c
Ta-Nehisi Coates testimony on reparations at House hearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcCnQ3iRkys
Meet the Press interview with BLM’s Alicia Garza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxwFJIQUWfg&t=1424s
BLM’s Patrisse Cullors on Defunding the Police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYa1WjHtzKc&t=119s
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