Educate Yourself!

SUGGESTED BOOKS
I am working my way through Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want To Talk About Race.  It’s an eye-opener & a needed education for me.

I also read Michelle Obama’s book Becoming which I highly recommend.

24 Books for White People to Read Beyond Black History Month

18 books on race and white privilege

ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES TO EDUCATE WHITE PEOPLE
A brilliant educational series by Emmanual Acho called Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

What I Said When My White Friend Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege

Learn about race, inequality, and social justice at coursera.org

Here is a list of Anti-Racism resources:  Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Here is a list of 75 Things White People Can Do

Here is a Scaffold of Anti-Racist Resources

This is a downloadable pdf: 26 ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets

Resmaa Menakem: ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’ on from On Being with Krista Tippett

Where Do We Go From Here Part I

Where Do We Go From Here Part II

158 Resources to Understand Racism in America

4 Ways Racial Inequity Harms American Schoolchildren

DOCUMENTARIES TO WATCH
BDC – Black Documentary Collective on FB

Recommended Documentaries from MarieClaire

10 Documentaries to Watch

HISTORY LESSONS THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN SCHOOL
Ex-Slaves Talk About Slavery

Exploiting black labor after the abolition of slavery

How The US Got Its Police Force

A post from Anderson JC on Facebook regarding the West Philly Bombing in 1985

From The Root:  A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed-Up’-rising

Want a history lesson from a historian who ties the threads from the past to the current events happening?  I would suggest you follow Heather Richardson Cox on  Facebook for history lesson videos and her daily updates.  She has loaded her The American Paradox history lessons on Youtube.  They are eye-opening.  You can also have her daily updates delivered to your email here:  heathercoxrichardson@substack.com

If you are on Facebook, here is an eye-opening history lesson from Nate Morriss.  Greenwood Neighborhood in Tusla, OK

A lesson about Red Summer from National Geographic

Another history lesson from Claire Willett on Twitter regarding COINTELPRO created by J. Edgar Hoover & how it still affects us today (make sure to click on the Show This Thread  link so it brings up the whole thing):  https://twitter.com/clairewillett/status/1266894029498675200?s=20

White Wash of MLK This is a thread by Michael Harriot on Twitter.

Video by AL.com on Juneteenth

Did you know an entire Black Manhattan village was removed to make way for Central Park?

The Long Hot Summer on NPR

When white supremacists overthrew a government by Vox

James Baldwin Was Right All Along from The Atlantic

White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity on NPR

The History of Policing in America video on NPR’s Facebook Page

When British & African-American Soldiers Rioted Against Racist US Military Police