Here’s a lovely short TED talk by two young women that helps to connect personal stories to larger systemic issues around racism.
Here’s a useful piece exploring how to engage white people in dialogue about racism, if you yourself are a white person who’s gotten frustrated by lack of authentic engagement.
Try to remember that the goal is dialogue and transformation, not debate.
Here is a rich set of videos, podcasts, and other resources archived from the Culture/Shift 2018 conference.
There is an upwelling of scholarship recently offering new insights into the depth and pervasive nature of slavery. Here’s a brief visualization that makes clear the enormous number of ships that carried people from the African continent to the Americas.
More and more of us are finding ways to acknowledge the land upon which we meet, when we are beginning events. Here’s a lengthy explanation of why, with a handbook for doing so. And here’s a good set of reminders not to turn it into a “checkbox.” Here’s one other good resource on the practice, and an editorial critiquing some of the ways in which it has been done.
Here is a great initial introduction to the practice of acknowledging the land upon which we live and work, land which was colonized through genocide of native peoples.
Here’s a good brief introduction to Robin DiAngelo’s discussion of white fragility :
Here’s a useful interview with author Margaret Hagerman, who studied a series of upper middle class white families ostensibly committed to ending racism. You can tell from that adjective — “ostensibly” — that the situation is more complex than these families acknowledged.
Here’s a useful reminder of 21 things you can do today to embody respect for Native Americans.