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10 Everyday Ways Charlottesville and White Supremacy Are Still Allowed to HappenArticleSupremacy, Charlottesville, Trump's AmericaChristians, particularly white Christians, must so stand against white supremacy that such views could never be publicly proclaimed.
400 years of head start: Tim WiseVideo ClipWealth GapTim Wise - 400 YEARS HEAD START AND ADVANTAGES
75% of White People Can’t Even Use the ‘I’m Not Racist, I Have a Black Friend’ DefenseArticleSocial BondsA new study from the Public Religion Research Institute has found that despite the fact that terrible white people continue to deploy the phrase “I have a ton of black friends!” to justify casual racism, it’s not actually true for three quarters of white Americans. Go figure!
Adam Foss: A Prosector's Vision for a Better Justice SystemVideo Clip (Ted Talk)Criminal Justice ReformIn an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives.
Against All OddsDocumentaryImpact of Structural RacismAcclaimed journalist Bob Herbert explores the often heroic efforts of black families to pursue the American dream in the face of unrelenting barriers.
Audre Lorde: Poetry is Not a LuxuryEssayPoetry, Arts, Resistance, HealingArt and storytelling as resistance and healing
Back Against The Wall: A Howard Thurman StoryFilm (Documentary)HistoryBacks Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century.
Blog by Kim MclarinBlogCommentary on racism, white supremacy cultureCourage and outrage inform 13 essays about black womanhood.
Boston Busing/Desegregation Project For Truth, Learning, and Change: Key Findings From Data Collection to DateResearch ProjectImpact of Busing and Desegregation efforts in BostonThe Union of Minority Neighborhoods through its program Black People for Better Public Schools (BP4BPS) began a Boston Busing/Desegregation Project that grew out of BP4BPS organizing.
Boston Globe Spotlight series on Racism in Boston Dec 2017ArticlesWhite PrivilegeHere you will find ​our ​full seven-part series, in which we tried to answer a question so critical to the city's identity and future: Does Boston still deserve its reputation as a place unwelcoming to blacks? If so, why - and how c​an the situation be improved?
Bryan Stevenson: We Need to Talk About InjusticeVideo Clip (Ted Talk)Mass Incarceration, White Supremacy, Police Violence, IdentityIn an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives.
Charles M. Blow: The Flag is Drenched with Our BloodArticleU.S. Black History, Black Protest, PatriotismAs the civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer once said, “The flag is drenched with our blood.”
Charlottesville: The Truth About Women and White SupremacyArticleAllyship, Justice, Tools, Women's HistoryUndergirding this troubling belief that women aren’t central to racist movements is another: That racism occurs in a vacuum. Those who think white supremacy is a “white guys’ thing” must ask themselves about the nature of the fantasy they have constructed.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "The danger of a single story" Video Clip (Ted Talk)Narratives, Dominance, RepresentationNovelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding
Clint Smith: "How to raise a black son in America" Video Clip (Ted Talk)Implicit Bias, Police Brutality, Criminalization of Black YouthIn a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father's furious and fearful response.
Code Switch: Race and Identity RemixedPodcastvariousRemember when folks used to talk about being "post-racial"? Well, we're definitely not that. We're a 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.
Color of Wealth in BostonArticleWealth GapThe Color of Wealth in Boston A Joint Publication of Duke University, The New School, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Courageous Conversations About RaceCurriculumStrategies for engaging and deepening interracial dialogue primarily related to education and youthCOURAGEOUS CONVERSATION™ serves as the essential strategy for school systems and other educational organizations to address racial disparities through safe, authentic, and effective cross-racial dialogue.
Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial InequalityVideo ClipVariousThis film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities.
Crystal Valentine: "And the News Reporter Says Jesus is White" (Slam Poetry)Video Clip White Supremacy, Anti-BlacknessWe seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
Daily Show: Roy Wood Jr. Investigates Monthly Subscription for White People Who Want to be WokeVideo ClipFor White FolksAs TDS correspondent Roy Wood Jr. points out, it’s like Blue Apron, but for solving racism, and a substantial portion of the profits go to black, female activists.
Damon Davis: Courage is ContagiousVideo Clip (Ted Talk)Protest (Ferguson), Art as a tool for social justice and to overcome fearWhen artist Damon Davis went to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014, he found not only anger but also a sense of love for self and community. His documentary "Whose Streets?" tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge those who use power to spread fear and hate.
Debby Irving: "Waking Up White" BookWhite PrivilegeAuthor Debby Irving writes recollections of her own experiences of being an American white woman and coming to terms with the complexity of race in the United States.
Dismantling Racism Works Web WorkbookArticlesDismantling Racism, White PrivilegeThis web-based workbook was originally designed to support the Dismantling Racism Works 2-day basic workshop. The workbook is now offered as a resource to the community.
Ed Mabrey - "The Libretto of the Opera: Death Of A Black Boy"Video ClipWhite Supremacy, Anti-blacknessAll Def Poetry is a new channel brought to you by Russell Simmons - a world-renowned champion of the spoken word art form. Fresh, riveting, and featuring some of the best voices in the genre, All Def Poetry brings you the raw power of spoken word! #AllDefPoetry
Farah Stockman's Pulitzer Prize Winning Columns on Bussing in BostonArticlesHistory of segregation and discrimination in Boston.For extensively reported columns that probe the legacy of busing in Boston and its effect on education in the city with a clear eye on ongoing racial contradictions.
Fighting Racism Even and Especially Where We Don't Realize It Exists ArticlesAnti-RacismReview of Ibram X. Kendi's 2019 book How to Be An Antiracist
Georgetown Students Agree to Create Reparations FundArticleReparationsIn a nonbinding referendum, undergraduates at Georgetown University voted to raise their tuition by $27.20 per student per semester in order to benefit descendants of the 272 enslaved Africans that the Jesuits who ran the school sold in 1838.
How to be an AntiracistBookDismantling racismIbram X. Kendi explains how he became one (antiracist), which means explaining how he used to be (as he currently sees it) a racist.
How the racial gap was createdVideo ClipWealth Gap, Housing Discrimination, RedliningThese scenes are excerpted from California Newsreel’s acclaimed three-part documentary series, Race-The Power of an Illusion.
How the US Governement gave white americans advantageVideo ClipWealth GapThe wealth income gap is huge compared to blacks and whites. For every dollar blacks have,whites have $20. Why? The U.S. government gave whites a advantage through 3 programs. The Headright System, Homestead Act of 1862 and FHA & VA Loans with the process of redlining.
How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate RacismArticleFamily, Internalized RacismThe sociologist Margaret Hagerman spent two years embedded in upper-middle-class white households, listening in on conversations about race.
I am Not Your NegroFilm (Documentary)Black HistoryBased on the unfinished essay by James Baldwin, the film is a journey into black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to Black Lives Matter and race in contemporary America.
Ibram X. Kendi -The Fight to Redefine RacismArticleBecoming Anti-racist Review of Kendi’s book released in Aug. 2019 - How to be anti racist
Ise Lyfe: "My Best Friend" (Snap Judgment Live)Video ClipRacism, Biracial families, Personal Narrative In his first appearance on the Snap Judgment stage, Ise Lyfe delivers a devastating portrait of the relationship that made him who he is today.
It's Not Just Starbucks: White Fear is an American ProblemArticleSupremacy, FearTo be black is to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time because, in America, there is never a right place for black people.
It's Time to Get Over Your White Feelings and Start Taking Action for Black LivesArticleAllyship, Justice, ToolsMost of us are letting fear and shame and guilt get in the way of working for change on behalf of black lives. And it doesn’t have to be that way.
Jailing the Wrong Man: Mug Shot Searches Persist in New York, Despite Serious RisksArticleCriminal JusticeMany big police departments will not use open-ended mug shot searches because of the chance of a mistaken identification. But New York City detectives turn to them routinely.
James A. White Sr. The Little Problem I Had Renting a HouseVideo Clip (Ted Talk)Discrimination, Structural Racism, Implicit Bias, Police ViolenceFifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an African American man, he had to go to shocking lengths to find a place for his young family to live nearby. He tells this powerful story about the lived experience of "everyday racism" -- and how it echoes today in the way he's had to teach his grandchildren to interact with police.
Javon Johnson: "Cuz He's Black" (Slam Poetry)Video ClipAnti-Blackness, Police Brutality, Youth "It's not about whether or not the shooter is racist. It's about how poor black boys are treated as problems well before we are treated as people."
Joseph Solomon: "Microaggressions" (Slam Poetry)Video Clip (Slam Poetry)Microagressions“We clearly are not post-racial,” Michele Norris, the celebrated former host of NPR’s All Things Considered, claims in this interview filmed at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. That’s why she created the Race Card Project: to “examine and interrogate America’s racial DNA.”
Kimberlé Crenshaw: Intersectionality NOT IdentityVideo ClipIntersectionality, Institutional Structures / Structural OppressionBlack legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality” in her insightful 1989 essay, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.”
Kimberlé Crenshaw: The Urgency of IntersectionalityVideo Clip (Ted Talk)Police Violence Against Women, IntersectionalityMany years ago, I began to use the term "intersectionality" to deal with the fact that many of our social justice problems like racism and sexism are often overlapping, creating multiple levels of social injustice.
Litany for Those Who Aren't Ready for Healing by Yolanda PiercePrayerSpiritual practice for anti-racist workLet us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular pain being felt in a particular circumstance in a particular historical moment.
Living into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in AmericaBookVariousThis book is a report from the front, combining personal stories and theoretical and theological reflection with examples of the work of dismantling racism and methods for creating the much-needed “safe space.” for dialogue on race to occur
March: A Trilogy by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Nate PowellGraphic Novel SeriesCivil Rights MovementNational Book Award Winning series of graphic novels depicting John Lewis's time in the civil rights movement and race in America today. This would be appropriate for small group discussion between adults and/or middle/high schoolers.
Mellody Hobson: "Color Blind or Color Brave" Video Clip (Ted Talk)Color Blindness, Courageous ConversationsThe subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society.
Michele Norris: How Just Six Words Can Spark a Conversation on RaceVideo ClipCourageous ConversationsThat’s why she created the Race Card Project: to “examine and interrogate America’s racial DNA.”
More to the story: redlining, wildfires, and Trump's mansionPodcastHousing inequalityBy mining data from 31 million records, we discovered a pattern of racial disparities in mortgage lending across 60 U.S. metropolitan areas.
Pages Matam: "The Etymology of an African American" (Slam Poetry)Video ClipXenophobia, Colonization, White Supremacy, Anti-BlacknessWANPOETRY is a community-oriented collective of poets that meet at AvantGarden in Houston, Texas every Wednesday at 7:30 PM with the purpose of providing a multimedia platform for poets to share their work.
Peggy McIntosh: "How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" Video Clip (Ted Talk)White PrivilegeHow Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion
Peggy McIntosh: "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"Article/ListWhite Privilege, I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was "meant" to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools , and blank checks.
Phyllis Unterschuetz: "The Promise: A lesson in White Privilege" Video ClipWhite PrivilegeWhat happens when the warm connection between a black woman and a white woman is broken by insensitivity and unconscious white privilege? Are courage, honesty, forgiveness and hope enough to heal the separation?
Portia Bartley: "I Am Still a Black Woman" (Slam Poetry)Video ClipIntersectionality, Identity Policing, Anti-BlacknessAll Def Poetry is a new channel brought to you by Russell Simmons - a world-renowned champion of the spoken word art form.
Privilege WalkExerciseWhite Privilege
Prosperity Now ScorecardResourceFinancialNational and state level data from the 2019 Prosperity Now Scorecard shows that millions of families are just one emergency away from a financial disaster.
Rich Benjamin: My Road Trip Through the Whitest Towns in AmericaVideo Clip (Ted Talk)Whiteness, White Supremacy and White Separatism, Modern segregation, Interpersonal vs. Structural RacismFor black Americans, the far-reaching effects of racism are felt daily. From passionate pleas for reform to poetic turns of phrase, these speakers take an honest look at everyday realities and illuminate the way forward.
Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video GamersArticleWhite supremacyAnd experts say that while it's by no means common, online games — and the associated chat rooms, livestreams and other channels — have become one avenue for recruitment by right-wing extremist groups.
Ruby Sales: Where Does it Hurt?Podcast"spiritual crisis of White America" At a convening of 20 theologians seeking to reimagine the public good of theology for this century, Ruby Sales unsettles some of what we think we know about the force of religion in civil rights history, and names a “spiritual crisis of white America” as a calling of this time.
Sacred GroundSeriesFaithSacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.
Sethembile Msezane: Living Sculptures that Stand for History's TruthVideo Clip (Ted Talk)Dislocation and invisibility, Healing and Reconciliation, Art as a tool for social commentary and social change, reclaiming and relearning history.In the century-old statues that occupy Cape Town, Sethembile Mzesane didn't see anything that looked like her own reality. So she became a living sculpture herself, standing for hours on end in public spaces dressed in symbolic costumes, to reclaim the city and its public spaces for her community.
Shadows Fall North: A DocumentaryDocumentaryRecovering Black HistoryHow does a state with the motto “Live Free or Die” and a celebrated legacy of abolitionism confront and understand its participation in slavery, segregation, and the neglect of African-American history?
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center: Improving Health Equity with a Racial Justice FrameworkVideoHealth Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center: Improving Health Equity with a Racial Justice Framework
Staying off the Megaphone and in the Movement: Cultivating Solidarity and Contesting Authority Among White Antiracist ActivistsArticleAllyship, Justice, ToolsGrounded theory analysis reveals three distinct activist profiles, each bringing particular strengths—as well as limitations—to antiracist organizing. We explore these profiles in depth, and conclude with recommendations for White activists engaged in BLM.
Still Processing: Anguish and Anger Over ReparationsPodcastWhite SupremacyThe show was on vacation, but we came back early to talk about Charlottesville and why the violence there isn’t surprising, what it means to remove totems of the American Confederacy and what a verbal apology from President Trump is really worth.
Systemic Racism ExplainedVideoSystemic RacismSystemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and MeBookSystemic Racism, White Supremacy, Police Brutality, Mass IncarcerationIn a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for ReparationsLong Form EssayHistory of racism, White Supremacy, Racial "reconciliation"Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
Teaching White Students Showed Me the Difference Between Power and Privilege (Kiese Laymon)ArticleWhite Privilege, Power, ReflectionIn a poignant personal essay, Kiese Laymon examines black intergenerational wealth and class privilege.
Ten Insidious Ways That White Supremacy Shows Up In Our Everyday LivesArticleWhite supremacy, everyday livesTo admit that racism is fundamental to who we are, that it imbues our thinking in ways we wouldn’t and couldn’t believe without the application of the scientific method, is infinitely harder. And yet, there’s endless evidence to prove it.
The 97-Year-Old Park Ranger Who Doesn’t Have Time for FoolishnessArticleHistoryAs the oldest career National Park Service ranger, Betty Soskin is unabashed about revealing all of America's history—and her optimism about our future.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex HaleyBookBlack History, the Black Muslim Movement In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement.
The Disturbing History of the SuburbsVideo ClipWealth GapRedlining: the racist housing policy from the Jim Crow era that still affects us today.
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks on Race BookContemporary Black Writers on Race in AmericaNational Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin’s 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.
The Movement for Black Lives: #vision4blacklives policy bookletPamphletAnti-Blackness, Police Brutality, Systemic Racism, Policymaking and Policy Demands, Economic JusticeIn response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda
The Racial Wealth Gap is Where Yesterday's Injustice Becomes Today's Inequality. And It's Growing. Television EpisodeThe wealth gap, structural racismBut it’s still clear that, as author Mehrsa Baradaran puts it, “past injustices breed present suffering” — especially when it comes to wealth. The median wealth among white households in America is $171,000. Among black households, it’s $17,600.
The Seattle Times: Under Our SkinVideo ClipInstitutional Racism, White Privilege Readers respond to issues of race, policing and equality
The Sentencing ProjectPublicationRacial DisparitiesFounded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
The Whiteness Project: Facing Race in a Changing AmericaPodcastWhite privilege, White supremacy cultureThe voices in the Whiteness Project vary by gender, age and income, but they all candidly express what it is like to be white in an increasingly diverse country.
Tourists Questions about SlaveryArticleBlack HistoryWhat is excluded from the modern day tours of southern plantations?
Toxic Inequality by Thomas ShapiroBookHow America's wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens racial divide and threatens our futureFrom a leading authority on race and public policy, a deeply researched account of how families rise and fall today.
Turn the Tables on Racial Justice: Shabbat Dinner Host GuideConversation GuideInterfaith approaches to anti-racist workThis Host Guide contains several different discussion activities to help you facilitate constructive and meaningful conversations. Please use the activities that most resonate with you and your guests. While some activities are designed to be Shabbat-friendly, feel free to adapt the activities to best meet all customs and personal needs
Unfinished Business: 7 Questions and 7 LessonsResearch ProjectBoston's Busing and Desegregation CrisisThis report is our contribution to the marking of the 40th year of Boston’s Busing/Desegregation crisis. This is not our final report. Many other voices need to be included. What you have here are themes that rose from the last four years of listening and learning.
Urban Residents Demand Recognition in Gun DebateVideo ClipRace and Gun ViolenceGun violence is coming under intense scrutiny as teenage survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School push for stricter gun laws. But for many in urban neighborhoods, deadly violence has come in punishing daily gunshots.
Verna Myers: "You can help stop the violence against young black men"Video Clip (Ted Talk)Implicit BiasFor two decades, Vernā and her team of consultants have helped eradicate barriers of race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation at elite international law firms, Wall Street powerhouses, and the 10,000 member Fire Department of New York, with the aim of establishing a new, more productive and just status quo.
We need to talk about black lives and gun violence after the florida shootingVideo ClipRace and Gun ViolenceFor some black activists who have long been mobilizing around gun violence, the current wave of public attention and outrage over the issue is welcome. But it also invites the question of why there’s been comparatively little attention and outrage focused on the even more common reality of routine gun homicides in the country, which disproportionately affect communities of color, and specifically black Americans.
What riding my bike has taught me about white privilegeArticleWhite PrivilegeI can imagine that for people of color life in a white-majority context feels a bit like being on a bicycle in midst of traffic. They have the right to be on the road, and laws on the books to make it equitable, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are on a bike in a world made for cars.
White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to be WhiteBookWhiteness, White Supremacy Culture, Recognizing inequity and privilegeDaniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: "Daniel, you may be white, but don't let that lull you into thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, it almost always wins.
White Fragility and the Rules of EngagementArticleWhite fragilityA fundamental but very challenging part of my work is moving white people from an individual understanding of racism—i.e. only some people are racist and those people are bad—to a structural understanding.
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About RacismArticleWhite fragilityAny white person living in the United States will develop opinions about race simply by swimming in the water of our culture. But mainstream sources—schools, textbooks, media—don’t provide us with the multiple perspectives we need.
White Supremacy Culture ArticleWhite PrivilegeThis is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify.
Whitey Bulger, Boston Busing, and Southie's Lost Generation by Michael Patrick McDonaldArticleBusing, Boston, HistoryThis year, in the 40th anniversary of the explosion that was Boston busing, it’s time to be clear: busing wasn’t just about black and white. It was also about green—who had some in their pockets, and who didn’t.
WHOSE STREETSFilm (Documentary)Police ViolenceAn account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. The filmmakers look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.
Why "I'm not racist" is only half the story, Robin DiAngeloVideo Clip (YouTube)Race (White Privilege)White fragility is meant to capture the defensiveness that so many white people display when our world views, our identities or our racial positions are challenged.
White Fragility, Why it is so hard for White People to talk about racismBookRacism (White Privilege)Author, Robin DiAngelo, explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged that serve to maintain racial inequality.
ELOQUENT RAGE, a black feminist discovers her superpowerBookRace and feminism Author, Brittney Cooper, keeps us all honest and accountable. She reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less as her grandmother’s wisdom comes out as eloquent rage.
TEARS WE CANNOT STOP, a sermon to white AmericaBookRacismRev. Michael Eric Dyson speaks out in provocative and deeply personal call for change. He argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, and discounted.
TATTOOS ON THE HEART, the power of boundless compassionBOOKSocial reformFather Gregory Boyle, founder of HomeBoy Industries, a gang intervention program, through essays about universal kinship and redemption shows us the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair.
BLACK LIKE MEBookRacismIn his classic from 1961, John Howard Griffin tells his story of darkening his skin and living as a Negro in the Deep South.