Resources and Responses to counter Police Violence and Racism from Obama foundation
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Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America, and Black people are three times more likely to be killed than White people. We can take steps and make reforms to combat police violence and systemic racism within law enforcement.
We’re inspired by those protesting for accountability and change, even in the face of a pandemic. If you’re looking for additional ways to advocate for change, we’ve gathered resources to learn about police violence and antiracism, as well as actions you can take to encourage reform, from organizations who have been working on these issues at the local and national level for years.
While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. It is a time to meet anguish with action.
LEARN ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE AND ANTIRACISM IN AMERICA.
The recommended reforms in this report, which are intended to create accountability and build better relationships between law enforcement and communities of color, stem from President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
A reflection on the current state of police reform with recommendations for progress.
A look at data- and research-informed policy solutions that communities can put in place to end police violence.
This detailed report delves into police administrative data to show disparities in the use of force. You can watch the director of the Center, Phillip Atiba Goff, deliver a TED talk on fighting racism and improving policing here.
Learn how police accountability works, and the four mechanisms—community-based, political, civil, and criminal—for holding law enforcement accountable.
An online portal to help families, individuals, and communities talk about racism and commit to being antiracist.
TAKE STEPS AND LEND SUPPORT TO ENCOURAGE REFORM.
Sign this petition calling for the end of police violence against Black people.
Support George Floyd’s family through this fund designed to cover expenses as well as care for his children and their education.
Help support bail for protestors in your community. For those here in Chicago, you can support the Chicago Community Bond Fund.
CONNECT WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS ON THE FRONT LINES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE.
SEE HOW NEIGHBORS ARE JOINING FORCES TO ADVOCATE, MOBILIZE, CARE, AND HEAL.
—The Obama Foundation