Here we go again. On Monday of this week Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested George Floyd, and used a restraint hold (kneeling on his neck) that either killed him outright, or certainly contributed to his death.
Here’s another great list of books to add to your library — either your public library (if they don’t already have them), your religious institution’s library, and your home library. Let’s support these authors and illustrators as we also lift up Latinx communities.
Here’s a new report out, from the Date&Society folk, on what “racial literacy” could mean within the work of digital tech.
Racial literacy is a new method for addressing the racially disparate impacts of technology. It is a skill that can be developed, a capacity that can be expanded. To advance racial literacy in tech requires three foundations: · An intellectual understanding of how structural racism oper- ates in algorithms, social media platforms, and technologies not yet developed; · An emotional intelligence concerning how to resolve racially stressful situations within organizations; and · A commitment to take action to reduce harms to communities of color.
A work of the Racial Justice Collaborative in Theological Education