Educational resources to help you learn about and continue to have important conversations about racism
Recently more and more people have been asking me questions about resources to learn more about topics on race. Now more than ever, people are interested in learning more about what’s going on in the world.
the systematic distribution of resources, power and opportunity in our society to the benefit of people who are white and the exclusion of people of color.
For people of color (POC), constantly having conversations and educating the people around us about these topics can be exhausting. For this reason, I encourage you to do some research and attempt to educate yourself on some of these topics. POC don’t mind having those hard conversations. It’s just not our job to educate you when there is so much information out there.
But don’t worry.
Below I have put together a list of educational links and resources I have found helpful on different topics about systematic racism and oppression.
Here are some helpful educational resources to get you started.
- Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
- BLACK GIRLS MATTER: PUSHED OUT, OVERPOLICED, AND UNDERPROTECTED
- The damaging psychological impact of constantly having to explain racism – Natalie Morris
- I’m exhausted from trying to be the ‘right’ kind of black girl at work – Dr. Shante
- Having white friends comes with trauma I’m not willing to deal with anymore – Erin White
- Renni-Eddo Lodge – Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
- Hood Feminism – Mikki Kendall
- So you want to talk about race – Ijeoma Oluo
- How To Be Black – Baratunde Thurston
- 5 truths about Black History – Jeffery Robinson https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice/five-truths-about-black-history
- White Fragility and Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Dr. Robin DiAngelo https://www.theconsciouskid.org/white-fragility
- The Bias of ‘Professionalism’ Standards
- Code Switch – NPR
- Speaking of Racism – Tina Strawn and Jen Kinney
- Small Doses – Amanda Seales
- Come through – Rebecca Carroll
- Yo, is this racist? – Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome,
- About race – Renni-Eddo Lodge
- Dear White Women – Sara and Mishasha
- ‘Interrupt The Systems’: Robin DiAngelo On ‘White Fragility’ And Anti-Racism
- Bryan Stevenson – We need to talk about injustice
- The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
- Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff – How we can make racism a solvable problem — and improve policing
- The urgency of intersectionality – Kimberle Crenshaw
- How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time – Baratunde Thurston
- Kandice Sumner: How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty
- The bill has come due for the US’s history of racism- Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff
- Melody Hobson: Color Blind or Color Brave
- The real story of Rosa Parks – and why we need to confront myths about black history – David H. Ikard
- Bryan Stevenson – How we arrived here
- Roundtable: Imagining Tomorrow In America
- The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – Civil Rights Under Trump
- We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd | Patriot Act
- Roundtable: Deconstructing White Privilege
- WHAT IS SYSTEMIC RACISM?
- Black Americans in the Workplace
- Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’
- What Does it Mean to Defund or Abolish the Police?
- Copaganda – How Cop Shows Lie to You
Organizations to support
- Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co
- American Civil Liberties Union https://www.aclu.org/
- The Bail projects https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project
- Know Your Rights Camp: https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/
- Million Hoodies https://www.brighterdaysforjustice.org/
- Campaign Zero https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision
- Incite!: Women of Color Against Violence https://incite-national.org/
- Color for change: https://colorofchange.org/
- The Innocence Project https://www.innocenceproject.org/
These are just a few of the many educational resources out there. The first step to advocate or be an alley for these causes is to educate yourself. I encourage you to never stop seeking out information. There is so much power in knowledge. Continue to be uncomfortable and have hard conversations surrounding these topics. Continue to check your bias and challenge yourself and others around you.
Please let me know if you have any favorites you like to share with others. I’m always looking to learn more about these topics.
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