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Living Room Conversations
The motto of Living Room Conversations is respect, relate, connect. We know that in the pursuit of racial equity, individual conversations are not the final stop in the journey. Conversations can help us better understand individual bias and racism, as well as consider how racism is part of our systems and institutions." For more information, contact email@example.com
by Isabel Wilkerson
A book exploring race in America as shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
by Coshandra Dillard
An article exploring the role of whiteness in schools and examples of how educators can counter impulses to enforce it.
(For Children): Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
Published by Common Sense Media
Titles include Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, Soul Food Sunday, and The People Remember
Created by Nikole Hannah-Jones
A diverse group of authors trace American history from the first arrival of enslaved people, through essays, poems, photographs, and more, in an expanded version of the groundbreaking New York Times Magazine series.
by Michelle Alexander
A New York Times op-ed contextualizing the 2020 state of racism and white supremacy as an inevitable outcome of a collective narrative steeped in denial.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
An Atlantic article explaining how reparations entail much more than enslavement.
by Quinn Norton
A Medium post telling the story of where the term "white people" comes from and which ethnic groups have and have not been able to become "white."
WATCH & LISTEN
Podcast hosted by Brandon Kyle Goodman explores race and relationships. Each episode is an intimate conversation between two people who know each other well, and have had or are still having a struggle to cross the racial barrier. We bring them together so they can finally have a real conversation about race, and we can all learn how to be anti-racist in our daily lives. Debby Irving has a small role in each episode (episodes 30 - 50 mins).
Act.TV animated short illustrates how systemic racism affects every area of U.S. from incarceration to predatory lending, and how we can solve it (4 mins)
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a person of color is like? Listen to this poem, written and spoken by Norma Johnson (7 minutes).
Multiple videos with a range of racial and ethnic perspectives on the lived experience of racism in the US (each video about 6 minutes).
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).
From Serial and The New York Times, reporter Chana Joffe-Walt looks at the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block. Includes reading list and discussion guide.
Rev William Barber explains the challenges and opportunities in the 1st, 2nd, and now possibility 3rd reconstruction period (7 mins).
Ibram X. Kendi reviews current history curriculum production and use across the U.S. (5 minutes).
A split-screen video depicting the differential in the white and black lived experience (3 minutes).
Vox Explained series episode digging into why measuring racial progress must include understanding the roots and dynamics of the Black/white racial wealth gap (16 mins).
A New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling (episodes 30 - 45 mins).
Robin DiAngelo explains what white fragility is and how it functions (5 minutes).
An Adam Ruins Everything episode that quickly and humorously educates how redlining came to be (6 minutes).
Excellent quick intro to how white supremacy shapes white lives and perception (5 minutes).