It is your responsibility to do the work, even when it gets uncomfortable. But, you can do this! You are not the only one.
Have grace with yourself and those around you. Everyone starts somewhere. Find someone to learn together.
Pick one resource and start there. It is easy to get overwhelmed and then not do anything at all.
If you can (and I know time is of the essence here), please do not buy your books on Amazon, but rather support a local and/or Black/Brown-owned shop at this time.
Interkontinental, Berlin-based bookshop that specialises in African literature and amplifies Black voices through events like the African Book festival – many racism-focused hard copies are sold out, but they provide E-book versions. An excellent Amazon alternative because they have a vast range of books on all kinds of topics.
Tebalou is a Black&Brown-owned online shop for children’s books & crafts materials that show diverse children and experiences.
BlackRockTalk (formerly Karakaya Talk) is a German-speaking YouTube channel that provides a platform for BIPoC to share their own experiences and debate. They cover current topics and general debates such as cultural appropriation.
German/Berlin organisation you can support (financially)
Links to other resource lists
Please note, the contexts in Germany are different from the USA/UK or other areas. So if you can, try to read resources that speak to the issues in the country you live in.
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/# A list curated by Black Lives Matter with more of a USA focus.