The Shriver Center has compiled a non-comprehensive collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of the history of racism and structural racism, as well as the ways to dismantle systems and become an anti-racist individual and institution.
July 1, 2020
Here is an evolving collection of anti-racism resources.
The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee
Code Switch, National Public Radio
How to Be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi
Slavery in America, Equal Justice Initiative
The Racist History of Tipping, Politico
Out of the Shadows: The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights, New York Times Magazine
How Racism Has Shaped Welfare Policy in America Since 1935, The Conversation
Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity, Center for American Progress
The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950, The New York Times
Applying Racial Equity to U.S. Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: SNAP. WIC, and Child Nutrition, Bread for the World Institute
We Need to Talk About an Injustice, Bryan Stevenson, TED Talk
Abolishing Policing Also Means Abolishing Family Regulation, The Chronicle of Social Change
Black Families Matter: How the Child Welfare System Punishes Poor Families of Color, Dorothy Roberts & Lisa Sangoi, The Appeal
Toward the Abolition of the Foster System, Erin Miles Cloud, The Scholar & Feminist Online
Reform vs. Abolition, Critical Resistance
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Disparities in Health and Health Care: Five Key Questions and Answers, Kaiser Family Foundation
Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust, New York Times
The Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation: How America’s Housing System Undermines Wealth Building in Communities of Color, Center for American Progress
A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America, National Public Radio
The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, Showing Up for Racial Justice (from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups)
How to Be Anti-Racist: A Social Worker’s Perspective, The MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California
America Is Burning, Vanessa Daniel, Groundswell Fund
How To Be A Strong White Ally, Maxwell Boise
White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy, Teaching Tolerance
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
The Urgency of Intersectionality, Kimberlé Crenshaw, TED Talk
The Intersectionality Wars, Jane Coaston
Women, Race and Class, Angela Davis
Wayward Lives in LA Review of books, Saidiya Hartman
Borderlands/La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldúa
Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde
The Overlooked History of Black Disabled People, Rewire News
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