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Black Lives Matter: Challenging Racism in Ourselves, Our Community and Our Country: Home
In this guide, you'll find a wide range of information and resources looking at, and addressing, racism and privilege, plus resources on anti-racism and inclusion. This may make you uncomfortable, and that's okay.
This webpage from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops includes videos addressing racism from Pope Francis and Bishop Shelton Fabre, the Conference's official anti-racist statement, and other helpful links.
"Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated."
Reflection: Facing Racism
Books, videos and articles for identifying and understanding systemic racism and its manifestation in one's self and society, and changing it. For more resources addressing systemic racism, click the tab, "More Food For Thought". For more resources on looking at white privilege, click the tab, "Understanding White Privilege".
Biased: uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Call Number: 303.38 EBE
Publication Date: 2019
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
Call Number: 305.89 FIR
Publication Date: 2016
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Call Number: 305.8 KEN
Publication Date: 2019
Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
Publication Date: 2020
Ordered and in process for the Lucas Library.
"On White Privilege: The Creation of Whiteness", Tim Wise (short video)
About The Code Switch Team:
"Remember when folks used to talk about being "post-racial"? Well, we're definitely not that. We're a multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting."
"Why We Need To Talk About Race", brief interview with author and activist Ijeoma Oluo
"Are You A Racist? 'No' Isn't a Good Enough Answer" states prize-winning author Marlon James.
"What Matters" features short documentaries and interviews made by BLM, with the goal "to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. 'What Matters' is... a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world." See Episode 2 of "What Matters" below.