So You Want to Talk About Race
Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk About Race. New York, NY: Seal Press, 2018.
An actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Police brutality trials, white supremacist rallies, Black Lives Matter protests. Race is the story behind many of the issues that make headlines every day. But to talk about race itself--to examine the way it shapes our society, visibly and invisibly--can feel frightening and overwhelming, and even dangerous. In [this book], Ijeoma Oluo offers a clarifying discussion of the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on the issues that divide us. Positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans, and answers the questions readers don't dare ask, like 'What is cultural appropriation?' 'Why do I keep being told to check my privilege?' and 'If I don't support affirmative action, does that make me racist?'
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.
Topics include: being anti-racist, bias, community building, historical foundations of race, race and racial identity, self-care, social identities and systems of oppression, and whiteness.
How to Express Care with a Focus on Racial Equity
Harris, Frank and J. Luke Wood. "How to Express Care with a Focus on Racial Equity.” Webinar presented for the Center for Urban Education, May 28, 2020. https://app.box.com/s/0qg9vbq0bzvsy8k5gu7sxwy0us3fbs5o
This session is informed by common assumptions that racially minoritized students are deficient. Often times instructor’s and administrators’ responses imply that “racial equity” means to provide interventions that “fix students”. This session will critically address how to provide authentic care to students with a focus on racial equity.
Lanham, Andrew, Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, et al. Just Mercy. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2020.