Brotherly love in a time of hate
Over the last week, we’ve seen individual members and our undergraduate chapters use their voice to advocate for the rights of all individuals. You’ve recommitted yourself to Phi Psi’s Creed, and to the belief that “Phi Kappa Psi is a Brotherhood of honorable men, courteous and cultured, who pledge throughout their lives to be generous, compassionate, and loyal comrades.”
As shared in our initial response to the recent racial incidents across the country; racism and discrimination, at their core, go against everything that Phi Kappa Psi stands for as an organization.
While this is a challenging time, it is also one filled with opportunity. We have the chance to use our voices for good, to honor our Creed and support our brothers, family and friends who are hurting today while working towards a better tomorrow.
If you’re looking to further educate yourself on the Black Lives Matter movement, or to find ways to make an impact in your community, here are some resources to start with.
In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing additional avenues to support our undergraduate brothers and information about the steps we are taking as an organization.
Watch Executive Director Ron Ransom (Butler ’00) share Phi Psi’s response to recent racial incidents here.
How can I be an ally?
Participate in open, honest dialogue about racial injustice and white privilege
Speak up when you see or hear someone using racial bias
Read this list of 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Tim Wise on YouTube
Let’s get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis | Tedx Talk
Just Mercy (Amazon Prime)
The Banker (Apple TV)
ACLU – aclu.org
Black Lives Matter – blacklivesmatter.com
Color of Change – colorofchange.org
NAACP – naacp.org/campaigns/we-are-done-dying
Sign the Petition
We Love Lake Street – welovelakestreet.com
Innocence Project – innocenceproject.org
The Bail Project – bailproject.org
Know Your Rights Camp – knowyourrightscamp.com
And many more…