Understanding racism in our country is an essential step in the effort to create a more equitable, safe world for all of us, but especially our black/ African- American community members.
Join us as we take time to learn more about how race has shaped our country and continues to affect us today.
Here are some great resources to get started:
1. With so many great resources out there, it’s easier to feel overwhelmed knowing where to start. We’d recommend starting here. This phenomenal resource, Talking About Race, created by the National Museum of African American history and Culture (NMAAHC) provides tools and guidance for how to talk about race in both historical and cultural contexts. They provide tools for educators, parents, and individual learners.
2. We know many of you miss visiting museums in person as much as we do right now, but whether you are visiting online or in person, museums are wonderful places to learn more about history. To find museums near you focused on Black/ African-American History, check out this directory, created by the Association of African American Museums.
3. As James Baldwin said, “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” To hear individual stories about African American experiences, visit the National Park Service’s African American Heritage Stories page.
4. For an exhaustive list of anti-racism resources, including books, television shows, podcasts, and articles to learn more about anti-racism see this compilation, created by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.
5. Like most of you reading this, we’re having trouble watching the news and trying to understand how the police — groups sworn to protect and serve us — can justify violent, racist actions. For some perspective on how police see race, we recommended starting with this Analysis of a 2016 Pew Research Center Survey by FiveThirtyEight.
6. If you are still feeling overwhelmed, we recommend taking a look at these schedules compiled by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace. These schedules are separated into 10, 25, or 45 min daily and weekly engagements containing articles, podcasts, videos, or actions you can fit into any daily routine.
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