Resources to Watch, Read, Listen, & Notice
- This is Us – Dr. Eddie Glaude explains why blaming current racial tensions on Donald Trump misses the point. (3 minutes)
- Racism is Real – A split-screen video depicting the differential in the white and black lived experience. (3 minutes)
- Confronting ‘intergroup anxiety’: Can you try too hard to be fair? – Explores why we may get tongue tied and blunder when we encounter people from groups unfamiliar to us. (5 minutes)
- CBS News Analysis: 50 states, 50 different ways of teaching America’s past – Ibram X. Kendi reviews current history curriculum production and use across the U.S. (5 minutes)
- The Disturbing History of the Suburbs – An “Adam Ruins Everything” episode that quickly and humorously educates how redlining came to be. (6 minutes)
- What Kind of Asian Are You? – Humorous two minute YouTube video that illustrates the utter silliness of the way many white Americans interact with Asian Americans. (2 minutes)
- Birth of a White Nation – Keynote speech by legal scholar Jacqueline Battalora, offers a blow-by-blow description of the moment the idea of, and word for, “white” people entered U.S. legal code. (36 minutes)
- 13th – Netflix documentary by Ava DuVernay about the connection between US Slavery and the present day mass incarceration system. (1 hour, 40 minutes)
- How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them – TED Talk by Vernā Myers, encourages work vigorously to counter balance bias by connecting with and learning about and from the groups we fear. (19 minutes)
- The danger of a single story – TED Talk by Chimamanda Adiche, offers insight to the phenomenon of using small bits of information to imagine who a person is. (18 minutes)
- How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time – TED Talk by Baratunde Thurston that explores patterns revealing our racist framing, language, and behaviors. (10 minutes)
- Indigenous People React to Indigenous Representation in Film And TV – Conversation with a diverse range of Indigenous people by FBE about media depictions of Indigenous people, Columbus day, and Indigenous identity. (15 minutes)
- What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States – Fernanda Ponce shares what she’s learning about the misunderstanding and related mistreatment of the incredibly diverse ethnic category people in U.S. call Hispanic. (12 minutes)
- Tyler Merrit Project: Before You Call (3 minutes)
- How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Color of Love by Mara Gad ( Jewish Leader)
- White Fragility by Robin Deangelo
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson
- Why Are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Tatum
- 10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools, by Jamie Utt
- 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear on a Daily Basis, by Heben Nigatu
- Climbing the White Escalator by Betsy Leondar-Wright
- Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person by Gina Crosley-Corcoran
- Guide to Allyship by Amélie Lamont
- It’s Not Just the South: Here’s How Everyone Can Resist White Supremacy by Sarah van Gelder
- Making America White Again by Toni Morrison
- Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Mescheded, & Tom Shapiro
- What White Children Need to Know About Race by Ali MIchael and Elenora Bartoli
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
- Presbytery of Charlotte letter from Antiracism Team
- My President Was Black by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Caught Up In God by Willie James Jennings
- Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? by Ibram X Kendi
- Code Switch – hosted by Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji
- Black Like Me – hosted by Dr. Alex Gee
- Scene on Radio – Seeing White Series – hosted by John Biewen and collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika
- TED Radio Hour – Mary Bassett: How Does Racism Affect Your Health? – hosted by Guy Raz, who speaks with Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University
- Here & Now – Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power? – hosted by Jeremy Hobson and author Edward Baptist
- NPR Morning Edition – You Cannot Divorce Race From Immigration – hosted by journalist Rachel Martin, who talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas
- Pod Save the People – Activism. Social Justice. Culture. Politics. On Pod Save the People, hosted by organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson
Test Your Awareness: Do The Test, This video shows us the importance of paying attention, and how much more we see when we are looking for particular things around us.
- Who is and is not represented in ads for products and services?
- What are the last five books you read? What is the racial mix of the authors?
- What is the racial mix of the main characters in your favorite TV shows? Movies?
- Who is filling what kinds of jobs/social roles in your world? Can you correlate any of this to racial identity?
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