Learn more about racism
Why People Are Angry: 18 minutes; Author and filmmaker Phil Vischer (VeggieTales, What's In The Bible?) breaks down the issues of racial injustice that have progressed throughout America's history to put in perspective why racism against Black Americans is not a thing of the past. https://www.100blackmenmadison.org/changing-the-black-reality
Segregated by Design Watch: 17 minuites; Segregation just didn’t happen. This video goes beyond redlining to explain how our cities became segregated; https://boingboing.net/2020/07/29/detailed-explainer-on-how-amer.html If you want to learn more about this process read The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.
These two powerful videos were used in AFSC’s ecourse, Radical Acting in Faith:
- Kimberly Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkedkvNn5V0&feature=youtu.be
- Sonya Renee Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA1HrO1gWyL/?igshid=5dln2rrgn3wm
Seeing White (Podcast)
Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.
Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?
Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem (https://www.resmaa.com/books)
What It Means to be an Anti-Racist: https://www.vox.com/2020/6/3/21278245/antiracist-racism-race-books-resources-antiracism
White Supremacy Culture http://www.cwsworkshop.org/PARC_site_B/dr-culture.html
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
Okay, that sounds like a lot but one White person doesn’t have to do them all. Ideas here for political and person actions, what you can read, what you can watch to educate yourself further. Scan and find someplace to start:
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.