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Race and Inequality

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Many of us spend a lot of time on social media, so if you're not already following some of these recommended organizations and people, you can start now! Social media plays a large role in today's fight for equal rights and to bring awareness to the injustices in our society. The Black Lives Matter movement started because of a hashtag. To learn more about the importance and power of social media, check out the "Social Media Articles" section on this page. 

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Instagram can be more than a place to follow your friends. Below is a list of black activities, authors, directors, and spaces to follow and learn more about race and inequality.

@rachel.cargle

@ava (Ava DuVernay)

@austinchanning (Austine Channing Brown)

@laylafsaad

@mspackyetti (Brittany Packnett Cunningham)

@blklivesmatter

@shaunking 

@dr.yusef.salaam 

@eji_org (Equal Justice Initiative) 

@mpowerchange (Muslim-led grassroots movement)

@bipoc_in_lis (this is an account focusing specifically on libraries, but provides a lot of great and helpful accounts to follow to learn about dismantling racism in other spaces as well) 

@ckyourprivilege (an account that teaches people how their actions impact the mental health of BIPOC)

List of black photographers covering the protests (including their Instagram handles)