RESOURCES - Older written ones

NOTE:  On February 6, 2022 - a new - listing - including all that is below entitled: "Resources (Again)" was begun:

Resources - added beyond 2/6/2022 - are not listed below

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At the Dark End of the Street – Danielle McGuire
How to be an Anti-Racist - Ibram X Kendi
Say Their Names:  How Black Lives Came to Matter in America - Curtis Bunn, Michael H Cottman, Patrice Gaines, Nick Charles, Keith Harriston
So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo - great "starter book"
Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism– James W Loewen - A book that totally made me aware of how little I know and understand.  This book added greatly to my understanding of the history of horrific racism outside of the South as well as one reason why big city ghettos developed with few black people in smaller cities and towns in the North.   I had never heard of "Sundown Towns" before I read this book (since then made visible in he movie Green Book - see below).
White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo - Excellent
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing – Gail Lukasik - the story of a woman finding out that her mother has "passed" as white for many years - very, very good!
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?"  Beverly Daniel Tatum, PH.D
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us - Paul Tough- Excellent

----    BLOG WRITINGS:  Working Towards Ending Racism

Can I Believe - Regarding White Fragility -  - Irony galore -  a poem - the creator of this blog brought up "White Fragility" at a gathering he organized where three other (white) members of his high school class - responded to his suggestion that they see the video White Fragility - very disheartening (proving some of the points Robin DiAngelo made in the video)

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The Hate U Give - I don't like to say one "must" see a movie, however this is a movie - that ALL - white people, who profess to care about racism issues at all - should definitely see!   The movie is intense, sad, deep and also uplifting - wonderful - shows how black and white people often see things very differently

Green Book - Oscar winner - has been justly criticized, but is still helpful for white people, particularly

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THE BIAS DETECTIVE:  Psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt explores the roots of unconscious bias- and its tragic consequences for U.S. society - an incredible researcher on bias's effects supporting racism

Lace on Race (on Facebook)- An interesting source for white people particularly, who want to work on their racism  It presents its perspective forcefully, not tolerating dissent (which is a weakness from my perspective).

Organizing White Men for Collective Liberation (OWMCL) – A national network mobilizing white men to learn, grow and take action against white supremacy and patriarchy.

Showing Up For Racial Justice  (SURJ) - SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.


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