We say their names: Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dreasjon Reed…
Just a few resources (not remotely a comprehensive list but some good starters) We know folks are always look for places to start.
Resource List was organized by Angela Weaver, Puget Sound Librarian, and compiled by various departments across the campus: African American Studies, the Race & Pedagogy Institute, Collins Memorial Library, Politics & Government, School of Education, School of Music, and Environmental Policy and Decision-Making.
From the June 3rd, 2020 Teach In: We Can’t Breathe: 400 Years of Institutionalized Violence
- Renee Simms Presentation: In Plain Sight (PowerPoint) & written words.
- Wind Woods Presentation: On Breath: B(l)ack at the Edge of the Wor(l)d (Word Doc)
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- Anti-Racist Library and Archival Resources
- University of Puget Sound’s School of Music Resource page
- Race and Racism Text Sets for K-12
- Upper Elementary Chapter Books Featuring African American Protagonists
- A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising
- Teachers Must Hold Themselves Accountable for Dismantling Racial Oppression
- Facing History and Ourselves: Reflecting on George Floyd’s Death and Police Violence Towards Black Americans
- National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking about Race: I am an Educator
- ‘Teaching for Black Lives’ – a handbook to fight America’s ferocious racism in (virtual or face-too-face) classrooms
- Police Use of Force Report
- Black Past
- Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus — How can we help students understand George Floyd’s death in the context of institutionalized racism?
- Risk of being killed by police use of force in the United States by age, race–ethnicity, and sex
- Research-based Solutions to Stop Police Violence
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not
- The Real Reason White People Say ‘All Lives Matter’
- Tamika Mallory – The Most Powerful Speech of a Generation- Video
- 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
- Maintaining Professionalism In The Age of Black Death Is….A Lot
- Everything Is Political, and Always Has Been
- How not to raise a racist white kid
- The “I’m not a racist” defense
- A Brief History of the “Black Friend”
- Charles M. Blow: How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror
- “I Don’t See Color.” Then You Don’t See Me
- White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness
- Becoming Trustworthy White Allies
- Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge
- What we’re missing when we condemn “violence” at protests
- Officials See Extremist Groups, Disinformation in Protests
- Keeyanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People.
- Defund Police: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Says Budgets Wrongly Prioritize Cops Over Schools, Hospitals
- Melvin Rogers: We Should Be Afraid, but Not of Protestors
- Roxanne Gay: Remember, No One is Coming to Save Us
- Danielle Allen: The situation is dire. We need a better normal at the end of this – and peace.
- Cornel West: America is a Failed Social Experiment, Neoliberal Wing of Democratic Party Must be Fought
- History Will Judge the Complicit: Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?
- Accelerationism: the obscure idea inspiring white supremacist killers around the world
- Masculinity As Radical Selfishness: Rebecca Solnit on the Maskless Men of the Pandemic
Recommended Books/Reading Lists
- An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism
- Anti-Racism Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race (Seattle-based Author, Ijeoma Oluo)
How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racism in America by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Choke Hold [Policing Black Men]: A Renegade Prosecutor’s Radical Thoughts on How to Disrupt the …by Paul Butler
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Steeped in the Blood of Racism by UPS professor Nancy Bristow
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (also an interview about the current protests with the author)
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis; there are a few facebook groups on abolition and a new journal https://abolitionjournal.org/
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray)
Black Skin, White Masks or Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon
In the Wake by Christina Sharpe
13th and When They See Us – Both available on Netflix
Just Mercy – Free during the month of June on streaming platforms
Blogs, Podcasts, etc.
- Democracy in Dark Times – Jeffrey C. Isaac
Trumps Reichstag Moment May Have Just Arrived
The Monkey Cage (WaPo)
The Stone (NYT)
- Showing Up for Racial Justice
- The Conversation
- The People’s Assembly
- 7 Virtual Mental Health Resources Supporting Black People Right Now