In the Time of George Floyd: A List of online resources

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)

Compiled Lists

  • Anti-Racism Resources for White People

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic

  • Anti-Racist Library and Archival Resources

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yOj7t1A8hUwrCz9rFLAQIymbq-ttiuYHoQWC-p9Shcw/edit?usp=sharing

  • University of Puget Sound’s School of Music Resource page

https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/music/blacklivesmatter/get-involved/

Teaching Resources

  • A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising
    Michael Harriot

https://www.theroot.com/a-timeline-of-events-that-led-to-the-2020-fed-up-rising-1843780800?utm_campaign=The+Root&utm_content=1590862085&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR100V7KaIQp1yg-wXfOnEE_ckNz9T2qmlIO1H0gCKrl7VL9hYm8kvvp7KE

  • 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

https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/reflecting-george-floyds-death-police-violence-towards-black-americans?utm_campaign=COVID19&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=88865794&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–g-9KTConhiXXvK3zoran6O9pROs-yIdAofHAnGhN8j6vg9mgQaPl_FiyFIcGxCMBVTp_fe2rH4xuxG52bPuadStXCVg&utm_content=88865794&utm_source=hs_email

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture:  Talking about Race:  I am an Educator

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/audiences/educator

  • ‘Teaching for Black Lives’ – a handbook to fight America’s ferocious racism in (virtual or face-too-face) classrooms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/06/01/teaching-black-lives-handbook-fight-americas-ferocious-racism-virtual-or-face-to-face-classrooms/

  • Police Use of Force Report

http://useofforceproject.org/#project

  • Black Past
  • Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus — How can we help students understand George Floyd’s death in the context of institutionalized racism?

https://daily.jstor.org/institutionalized-racism-a-syllabus/

Articles/Commentary

  • Risk of being killed by police use of force in the United States by age, race–ethnicity, and sex

https://www.pnas.org/content/116/34/16793

  • Research-based Solutions to Stop Police Violence

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1180655701271732224.html

  • Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9841376/black-trauma-george-floyd-dear-white-people

  • The Real Reason White People Say ‘All Lives Matter’

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dear-fellow-white-people-_b_11109842?fbclid=IwAR15n1ighNdf0LE6n1DXl_49w41j7r3rUh-uk8IHXclHBRnIWodiQcHEBFc

  • 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
    Shenequa Golding

https://medium.com/@shenequagolding/maintaining-professionalism-in-the-age-of-black-death-is-a-lot-5eaec5e17585

  • Everything Is Political, and Always Has Been
    Beth Skwarecki

https://lifehacker.com/everything-is-political-and-always-has-been-1818724298?fbclid=IwAR2GMKpNW3o6iHa5W1MlOmOmRX5SfJaVuk3DmPfHc3rD6KK5uD2N6s__A10

  • How not to raise a racist white kid

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/health/parents-raising-white-children-racism-wellness/index.html

  • The “I’m not a racist” defense

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/opinions/amy-cooper-apology-opinion-williams/index.html

  • A Brief History of the “Black Friend”

https://www.aaihs.org/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

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minority-report/201602/i-dont-see-color

  • White People Are Noticing Something New:  Their Own Whiteness
  • Becoming Trustworthy White Allies

https://reflections.yale.edu/article/future-race/becoming-trustworthy-white-allies

  • Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:  Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-30/dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge

  • What we’re missing when we condemn “violence” at protests

https://www.vox.com/first-person/2020/5/29/21274891/george-floyd-cop-arrested-minneapolis-breonna-taylor

  • 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

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/keeanga_yamahtta_taylor_defund_us_police

  • Melvin Rogers:  We Should Be Afraid, but Not of Protestors

http://bostonreview.net/race/melvin-rogers-we-should-be-afraid-not-protesters

  • 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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/31/situation-is-dire-we-need-better-normal-end-this-peace/

  • Cornel West:  America is a Failed Social Experiment, Neoliberal Wing of Democratic Party Must be Fought

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/05/29/cornel_west_america_is_a_failed_social_experiment_neoliberal_wing_of_democratic_party_must_be_fought.html

  • History Will Judge the Complicit:  Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/07/trumps-collaborators/612250/?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share

  • Accelerationism:  the obscure idea inspiring white supremacist killers around the world

https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/11/11/20882005/accelerationism-white-supremacy-christchurch?fbclid=IwAR3GDm1g6ImXp0JFL7nHZdsd-wLCi9jXkm4CAby-O7ZMbdSRF10Kp2BGUGk

  • Masculinity As Radical Selfishness: Rebecca Solnit on the Maskless Men of the Pandemic

Recommended Books/Reading Lists

  • An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism
    Arianna Rebolini

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/george-floyd-amy-cooper-antiracist-books-reading-resources?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bffbbuzzfeedbooks&ref=bffbbuzzfeedbooks&fbclid=IwAR3U-HaD0K1URqX3Jg0dBRxa9ElBgr4ltWJ7N17PrCmbU1pPXjpYqWQ1lHU

  • Anti-Racism Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi

https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/204842963/1357692923?page=1&fbclid=IwAR2J1s2GabVs8O0g6RQCsJ1upmvT4vg57DCSwEkTGAAjkD7R5Q9XXogd_Mk

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

The End of Policing by Alex Vitale (available free electronically here and recent author piece here)

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

Recommended Films

 I Am Not Your Negro

13th and When They See Us – Both available on Netflix

Tulsa Massacre 

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

https://jeffreycisaacdesign.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/trumps-reichstag-moment-may-have-just-arrived/?fbclid=IwAR1dc9T_K8URG-8N98Kryldc9oJRa8pwcZG023T2kiQFwoMAky8-J5DDbsg

The Root

Color Lines

Public Seminar

The Monkey Cage (WaPo)

The Stone (NYT)

Boston Review

Organizations

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice

https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/

  • The Conversation

https://www.facebook.com/TalkandAction/about/?ref=page_internal

  • The People’s Assembly

https://www.tacomapeoplesassembly.com/

Other Resources

  • 7 Virtual Mental Health Resources Supporting Black People Right Now

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/virtual-mental-health-resources

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