Brene Brown on shame

White people working with white people on racism often encounter feelings of deep shame, and it can be important to help them work through the feelings — and note the differences between guilt (I did something wrong), and shame (I am wrong). This is a TED talk by Brene Brown that many of us have found useful in this process.

Resources on Ferguson

There’s nearly an avalanche of useful information on racial justice issues rushing through social media these days, as people try to come to grips with the death by police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. We’re going to try and collect some of it in this post (which we’ll update periodically). Please use the comments to suggest more to us.

Start with the #FergusonSyllabus hashtag, where many people are sending resources.

Here’s the Wabash Center’s list of resources and their list of articles in the Wabash journal

The NYTimes has collected a set of resources

Then the OdysseyNetwork is starting to put together a series of videos and essay reflections.

There are summaries of news pieces, set into context.

And there are reflections by MN educators.

What else are you sharing?