“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” — Angela Davis
Now that you are inspired by the “Dear Travelers, You can Decolonize Travel Too” post to take active steps that goes beyond performative allyship, where do we go from here?
If you are looking for groups to join supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement (Official IG Handle: @blklivesmatter) or decolonizing travel, check out the following below for different racial groups. I made sure to link an example of a resource each account provides!
For White Allies
White Ally Resource creates resources for white ally education
Connect on Instagram: @whiteallyresource
White Ally Toolkit is created to move the needle on racism by encouraging, empowering, and equipping white anti-racism allies to have more honest and productive conversations about race and racism.
Connect on Instagram: @whiteallytoolkit
White Nonsense Roundup was created by white people, for white people in order to address our inherently racist society by providing resources to call out white friends, relatives, contacts, speakers, and authors who are contributing to structural racism and harming our friends of color
Connect on Instagram: @whitenonsenseroundup
For Latinx Allies
Latino World Travelers empower Latinos to travel the world, break barriers, and change the face of travel. Recently, they hosted a dialogue between Black Americans and Latinos on allyship during the Black Lives Matter movement
Connect on Instagram: @latinoworldtravelers)
The Afro Latin Diaspora is decolonizing & redefining the narrative of AfroLatinidad within the African Diaspora
Connect on Instagram: @theafrolatindiaspora
Incultured Co. curates unique experiences, facilitates intimate gatherings, and designs educational tools and resources to deconstruct the divisions that have defined the diaspora, especially between Haitian and Dominicans
Connect on Instagram: @inculturedco
AfroLatino Travel curates tours centering on Black history, legacy, spirituality, politics & contemporary life in Latin America/Caribbean
Connect on Instagram: @afrolatinotravel
Connect with Afro Latino Travel: Facebook
For Indigenous Allies
Natives for BLM was created for Indigenous people to be in solidarity for Black Lives Matter
Connect on Instagram: @nativesforblm
Natives for Black Lives was created to spread awareness and stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter to help fight oppression and hate against people of color
Connect on Instagram: @natives.for.black.lives
Indigenous Rising is a group that raises awareness about worldwide environmental offenses committed by governments and corporations and galvanizes followers to take action around the premise that the earth is sacred and that their duty is to help protect it. They have been taking an active stance in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Connect on Instagram: @indigenousrising
For Asian Allies
Asians 4 Anti-Racism was created by two NYC teens dedicated to dismantling the Asian perpetuation of racism within the broader Asian community. Their content is geared to dismantle racism in all of its forms i.e. anti-Blackness, healthcare inequities, etc.
Connect on Instagram: @asians4antiracism
Asians 4 Black Lives aims to support the safety, justice & resilience of Black communities—so all communities can prosper. "We aren’t an org—we’re organized."
Connect on Instagram: @asians4blklives
South Asians 4 Black Lives is educating South Asians (SA) on dismantling anti-Blackness and exploring the South Asian identity
Connect on Instagram: @Southasians4blacklives
Connect with South Asians 4 Black Lives: Twitter
Asian Americans for BLM provides resources for Asian-Americans to inform and educate their family members and themselves about institutional and internalized racism
Connect on Instagram: @asianamericansforblm
Black Travel Alliance is fighting for equal opportunities in the travel space and holding the travel industry accountable.
Connect on Instagram: @theblacktravelalliance
Nomadness is an award-winning travel lifestyle brand that shows the world that travel has no racial, gender, religious, economic, or interest limitations through their community representation and relevance
Connect on Instagram: @nomadnesstribe
Travel Noire is a digital media company serving millennials of the African Diaspora by providing inspiring content to help travelers discover, plan, and experience new destinations
Connect on Instagram: @travelnoire
Movement 4 Black Lives is a national network of over 150 leaders and organizations creating a broad political home for Black people to learn, organize, and take action
Connect on Instagram: @mvmnt4blklives