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Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression: Talking about Race

Not a Moment, But a Movement

Resources for Talking About Race


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?'



Talking About Race

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.

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.

Just Mercy

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.

Statement from the filmmakers: "We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US."
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