ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES: EDUCATE YOURSELF
We compiled some suggestions from our YWLC staff and network, as well as from our incredible August meeting speaker Naomi Carrier for educational resources.
BLACK LIVES MATTER READING LISTS
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
“[Explores] the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality” – OCLC.
White Rage by Carol Anderson
From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.
YES! We are aware that it is well past June. However, this is still an incredible resource for the “purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies.” You can choose how much time you have each day to become more informed. Visit: https://justiceinjune.org/
Linked is great document which is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen anti-racism work. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues. Short link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/edit
MORE ANTI-RACISM ARTICLES, BOOKS, AND MOVIES:
BLACK LIVES MATTER
BY NAOMI CARRIER
Think of Go Down, Old Hannah as a bridge for cross-cultural communication…it shows the interdependence of Texas pioneers and their enslaved; and the intelligence and dignity of those denied the freedom of humanity.
Educators are racing to sort through reform initiatives for solutions to cross-cultural communication, multicultural education, and diversity management, better still, solutions to race and racism. For African Americans it always goes back to “What shall we do about that ugly history of slavery?” that makes blacks feel angry and sad and causes whites to exhibit shame and guilt. Overcoming slavery, however, is a victory for black people and for the USA that should be continually embraced, confronted, and fulfilled. This past experience is a victory that paves the way for the future.
HELP NAOMI WRITE LETTERS TO SEN. ROYCE WEST TO SUPPORT EQUITABLE EDUCATION!
Write your Letters to Senator Royce West and she will include them in a package to him and keep you updated on his response.
The following resources were put together by our August meeting speaker, Naomi Carrier, M.Ed. – an educator, historian, performing artist and author with a background in Black Music, Texas History, and heritage tourism. Click below for your resources.
- Naomi Carrier Media Presence: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N0mNXPzCZARHmvfbdhwz-grUDUeO-LlxG15lL_rSJ5I/edit
- Texas Crisis Unheeded: https://mcusercontent.com/49eb33baba64597d5e0be0b1e/files/27c0accb-36d7-46ca-bd65-61b370490ffd/Texas_Crisis_Unheeded_A.pdf
- Recommended Education Practices for Standard English Learners: https://mcusercontent.com/49eb33baba64597d5e0be0b1e/files/27dc42e0-e536-44b9-a0e9-1074e3037bd8/Standard_English_Learners_Final.pdf