• Resources

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Books

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

Joy DeGruy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Debby Irving, Waking Up White, And Finding Myself in the Story of Race 

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an AntiRacist

David Madden, The Constitution and American Racism: Setting a Course for Lasting Injustice

Latasha Morrison, Be The Bridge

Melvin Oliver & Thomas Shapiro, Black Wealth, White Wealth

Scott Peck, MD, A Different Drum

Scott Peck, MD, A World Waiting to be Born

Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law – great resource on redlining

Dr. Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited

Jim Wallis, America’s Original Sin:  Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson, Warmth of Another Sun: An Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Music Videos

Both Sides Now — Seal

Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TDfPgd3Kyc

I Remember, I Believe – Sweet Honey in The Rock at Carpenter Center  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRkRyK5p47w

The President Sang Amazing Grace by Meklit — https://youtu.be/lBQOQVsdzbE

Sisters in the Name of Love (1986) Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick — Sisters in the Name of Love

The Beatles – Revolution #1

Nina Simone – Revolutions 1 and 2 

Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam

People Get Ready – Eva Cassidy – https://youtu.be/bzLd2MDAHK8

Pandemic – words by Rev. Lynn Ungar — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWsRMYLT11Y&feature=youtu.be

Power of Love by Luther Vandross — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlLsbL2LJKw

Video

Laverne Cox Talks about Intersectionality at Harvard (Video clips) (March 11, 2014)

Megan Ming Francis, Let’s get to the root of racial injustice, TEDTalks (March 21, 2016)

Amanda Gorman, Inaugural poet delivers a poem at Biden’s inauguration https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp9pyMqnBzk

Hair Love, Oscar®—Winning Short Film (Full), Sony Pictures Animation, YouTube (Dec. 5, 2019)

David Jones video —How Can We Win — with Kimberly Jones https://youtu.be/sb9_qGOa9Go

Verna Myers, How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them, TED Talk (video)

Christian Picciolini | My Descent Into America’s Neo-Nazi Movement & How I Got Out | TEDxMileHigh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSH5EY-W5oM

Bryan Stevenson ’85, “We can’t recover from this history until we deal with it.” legacy of slavery and the vision for creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum, Harvard Law School YouTube (Jan 30, 2019)

D-L Stewart, Black Trans* Lives Matter (TEDxTalks) (April 22, 2019)

Justin Michael Williams — Day 26: Authentic Activism Meditation https://youtu.be/GidHD-ofOYw

Justin Michael Williams – Ending Racism:  How to Change the World in One Generation

Articles and Podcasts

Akbar, Amna A., An Abolitionist Horizon for (Police) Reform (August 10, 2020). California Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 6, 2020, Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 560, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3670952 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3670952

Natasha S. Alford, Why Some Black Puerto Ricans Choose ‘White’ on the Census: The island has a long history of encouraging residents to identify as white, but there are growing efforts to raise awareness about racism, The New York Times (Feb. 9, 2020)

Karma Allen, More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds, ABCNews (Jan. 22, 2020)

John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E14: Transformation (44 minutes, 10 seconds)

John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E1: Turning the Lens (16 minutes, 30 seconds)

David Brooks, Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations, November 19, 2020, https://nyti.ms/3m0J77n

Danielle Cadet, Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They Are Okay – Chances Are They Are Not (May 2020)

Grace A. Chen, et al., Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/healing-through-social-justice/201911/radical-self-care-in-the-face-mounting-racial-stress?eml

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations, The Atlantic (May 21, 2014)

Jolie A. Doggett, 4 Questions About Hair that Black Girls Are Tired of Answering, HuffPost (Feb. 14, 2020)

Leigh Donaldson, “When the media misrepresents black men, the effects are felt in the real world,” The Guardian (Aug. 12, 2015):

Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, and Thalia González, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality

Sam Dylan Finch, 9 Phrases Allies Can Say When Called Out Instead of Getting Defensive, Everyday Feminism (May 29, 2017)

Janice Gassam, Your Unconscious Bias Trainings Keep Failing Because You’re Not Addressing Systemic Bias (Forbes, Dec. 29, 2019)

Hannah Giorgis, Black Art is dangerous because it marries the personal and the political, The Guardian (Feb. 22, 2015)

Adrienne Green, How Black Girls Aren’t Presumed to Be Innocent: A new study finds that adults view them as less child-like and less in need of protection than their white peers, The Atlantic (June 29, 2017)

Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald, “Iowa Tribe creates 444 acre national park on Nebraska-Kansas border” November 26, 2020 https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa-tribe-creates-444-acre-tribal-national-park-on-nebraska-kansas-border/article_ad481bf0-5f00-5cd3-85d9-ebdf18ec0970.html

Nikole Hannah-Jones, America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One, The New York Times (Aug. 14, 2019)

Michael Harriott, How to Be a Better White Person in 2020, The Root (Jan 9, 2020)

Cheryl I. Harris, Whiteness As Property, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 106 No. 8 (June 1993)

K. Jemisin, How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? The Toxins of Speculative Fiction, and the Antidote that is Janelle Monae, Blog (Sept. 30, 2013)

George Johnson, White gay privilege exists all year, but it is particularly hurtful during Pride, NBC News (June 30, 2019)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” – https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

Karyn LacyHow to Convince a White Realtor You’re Middle Class, The New York Times (Jan 21, 2020)

How to Not (Accidentally) Raise a Racist, Longest Shortest Time Podcast

Peggy McIntosh, Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege

Allegra McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounding Justice, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1156-1239 (2015),https://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2502&context=facpub

James McWilliams, Bryan Stevenson On What Well Meaning White People Need To Know About Race: An interview with Harvard University-trained public defense lawyer Bryan Stevenson on racial trauma, segregation, and listening to marginalized voices, Pacific Standard (updated Feb 18, 2019)

Media portrayals of black men contribute to police violence, Rutgers study says,” EurekAlert! Science News (Nov. 29, 2018)

Jessica Moulite, Exclusive: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Reveals Beautiful Bald Head and Discusses Alopecia for the First Time, The Root (Jan. 16, 2020)

National Conference for Community and Justice, Colorism 

Rev. David Pettee and Susan Hutchison,Ghosts of the Masters: Descendants of Silaveholders Reckon with History

Thomas Rhiel, “All the Stops” a visualization of stop and frisk in Brooklyn 2012, https://www.bklynr.com/all-the-stops/

Kristen Rogers, Dear anti-racist allies: Here’s how to respond to microaggressionsCNN

Gregory Rodriguez, “Whiteness: An American Tragedy” at https://contra-mundum.com/whiteness-an-american-tragedy

Richard Rothstein, The Making of Ferguson Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles, https://www.epi.org/publication/making-ferguson/ October 15, 2014

Matthew Rozsa, The Affluent are in Denial about their Class Privilege

Bryan Stevenson Interview – On Being –  https://onbeing.org/programs/bryan-stevenson-love-is-the-motive/

Thom El-Amin, Enkeshi, “Chocolate City Way Up South in Appalachia: Black Knoxville at the Intersection of Race, Place, and Region. ” PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2019. https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/5340

Reggie Ugwu, Lena Waitheʼs Art of Protest: The “Queen & Slim” writer on mixing art and politics, the key to collaboration and those infamous comments about Will Smith and Denzel Washington, The New York Times (Dec. 2, 2019)

Ali Vingiano, 63 Black Harvard Students Share Their Experiences In A Powerful Photo Project, BuzzFeed (March 3, 2014)

Katy Waldman, A Sociologist Examines The “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans From Confronting Racism, New Yorker (July 23, 2018)

Who is “Karen” and Why Does She Keep Calling the Police on Black Men?, On the Media (Podcast) (May 29, 2020)

Scott Winship, Richard V. Reeves, and Katherine Guyot, The Inheritance of Black Poverty: It’s All About the Men, Brookings (March 22, 2018),

Poetry

Websites

Websites, Organizations, Course Offerings

The Episcopal Church – https://www.episcopalchurch.org

Justin Michael Williams – 40 Days to Transformation

http://justinmichaelwilliams.com/transform

More To Life US – https://mailchi.mp/moretolife.org/us-jan-29-2021-webinar-hightlights?e=8a0481b5f6

More to Life International – https://moretolife.org/courses/

Sounds True – a resource of teachings for social change activists

Web Sites

The Bottom — Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin, a local sociologist studying race and place and Black communities, was inspired to build The Bottom after her research on Black Knoxville revealed resounding feelings of displacement and loss of space as dominant themes for participants. https://www.thebottomknox.com/our-story

Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D, Critical Racial and Social Justice EducationList of Resources

Project Implicit, Implicit Association Test (IAT), (This exercise requires navigating the sign-up for the tests, which includes answering a series of questions for the researchers, but it is recommended that everyone do at least these tests: RaceSkin Tone, and Weapons-Race. Also, everyone is encouraged to add these tests if you are able: Asian American, Native American, and Arab-Muslim.)

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.

Social Justice News Stories 2020 from Apple News https://apple.news/AdDr-01m-SEfCD06Z5CkLow