Following worldwide protests empowering black and indigenous lives, corporations have attempted catering to the masses by sporting temporary Black Lives Matter logos, altering racially insensitive brand names, and so on. Corporate media is another participator of such performative allyship, with white voice actors collectively stepping down from black roles. But why are shows like The Simpsons, Big Mouth, and Family Guy releasing statements of regret, conveniently after several season releases and a time of mass civil unrest?
While victories small and large are being won as a direct result of the Black Lives Matter protests, it is imperative that members of the non-Black community make their support a life-long commitment even after the protests become less frequent. Educating oneself is one of the most important parts of long-term activism, so here is a list of books related to the BLM movement to get you started: