Resources available on racial justice

An extensive list of reading, listening and viewing resources on racial justice has been posted at https://sierra2.org/racial-justice/ by SCNA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Justice.

Posted resources include a video of the Sept. 24 webinar on racial exclusion in Curtis Park, and an article from last month’s Viewpoint, “The color lines that divided us,” by Dennis Cusick. Also included are links to Richard Rothstein’s best-selling book, “The Color of Law”; and three short videos, “How the Racial Gap Was Created,” “Redlining” and “Segregated by Design,” that bring to life a historical understanding of the role that redlining played in creating segregated communities and wealth disparity.

The website has materials related to the Oct. 1 webinar on unconscious bias, including the books “So You Want to Talk about Race,” by Ijeoma Oluo; and “Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good

Ancestor,” by Layla F. Saad. Also available are a TED Talk by Kimberle Crenshaw, “The Urgency of Intersectionality”; and the New York Times podcast “Nice White Parents.”

Other resources at the website discuss the history of slavery and its aftermath, racial inequities in the criminal justice system, and how to be anti-racist. A few books are especially for children.

Written by Kathy Les and posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

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