RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES
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There are so many resources about Race, Racism, Systemic Racism, How to be a White Ally, How to be an Anti-racist Activist and so many other topics related to Racial Justice. We have attempted to share with you information and links to other resources that you might want to check out. As of yet, Your Racial Justice Coordination Team has not vetted all of these resources that have come to us via viable sources, but, we wanted to share. This page will be updated frequently. If you have any comments on this or the other Racial Justice pages, please contact one of the Racial Justice Coordination Team Members.
Caste, the origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson- In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi.- Mr. Kendi's concept of anti-racism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
How to be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Fleming, PhD- " Dr. Fleming offers a straight-no-chaser critique of our collective complicit ignorance regarding the state of race in the United States....This book will leave you thinking, offended, and transformed."- Nina Turner, former Ohio state senator.
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad- Structured as a 28-day guide targeted at white readers, the book aims to aid readers in identifying the impact of white privilege and white supremacy over their lives.
Waking Up White by Debby Irving-Irving writes about her discoveries about herself after taking a graduate school course in "Race and Cultural Identity" and how she began to question her long held assumptions about race and culture in her book, "Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race." "I see what I am spared day in and day out and I am focused on how easy it is for me to just wake up and go about in a world that was constructed for me."
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo- Robin DiAngelo Ph.D., a New York Times bestselling author and racial justice educator, fleshes out what it means to be white and why the majority of people in the United States take grave offense at the mere discussion of racism in her book “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People
White Rage by Carol Anderson- From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.