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In a time of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the US and the lack of accountability from national leadership, what is the path forward? Sharing urgent insights into this historic moment, Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King and Anthony D. Romero discuss dismantling the systems of oppression and racism responsible for tragedies like the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and far too many others -- and explore how the US can start to live up to its ideals. (This discussion, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was recorded on June 3, 2020.)
Racial Justice Activism
Black Lives Matter
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Color Of Change
Color Of Change helps you do something real about injustice.
We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people.
NAACP "We Are Done Dying"
Business as usual is costing Black Americans their lives. The NAACP has started a social movement and we need your voice to make one thing clear: We Are Done Dying. Join us, as we urge Congress to take every measure in ensuring we protect Black lives.
BCA Global ~ The Black Culinarian Alliance
BCAGlobal empowers people of color across diverse cultures through a mindfulness approach to food, coupled with practical skills in the hospitality & culinary industries, leading to meaningful connections that further a vision of a beloved community.
The Black Culinarian Alliance was born in 1998 when co-founder Alex Askew and Jason Wallace met with fellow graduates of the Culinary Institute of America to discuss the status of African Americans in the culinary and hospitality industries. A few years later, the First Black Culinarian Alumni Chapter at the Culinary Institute of America was formed as an organization tasked with analyzing and addressing the lack of education and exposure for African Americans in the industry.
The National Black Justice Coalition
The NBJC is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
YWCA and Racial Justice
At YWCA, we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of racial justice. We will get up and continue to do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.
Race & Racial Justice ~ Anti-Defamation League
ADL stands in solidarity with the Black community to call for accountability and reform among law enforcement and commit to ending systemic racism. It is by listening, learning and teaching about bias, systemic racism and discrimination, that we will find a path forward. We are stronger if we fight racism together and call out for justice. Join us in combatting bigotry, racism and discrimination.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training
Racism dehumanizes us all - Dismantling racism heals us all. Recognizing that racism goes beyond personal prejudice, Crossroads offers a distinctive Power Analysis of how racism functions in institutions, and offers tools to create antiracist transformation.
The BIPOC Project
The BIPOC Project aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice.
We use the term BIPOC to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black (African Americans) people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context.
Talking About Race ~ National Museum of African American History and Culture
Web Portal to help people explore issues of Race, Racism and Racial Identity.
Being Antiracist ~ To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. Here are tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
Why talking about race matters ~
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness was organized by a group of Black counseling psychologists and their colleagues who practice Black allyship. Guided by a Black feminist frame, we hope to foster accountability and growth for non-Black people and enhance healing and wellness for Black people.
Academics cannot stay silent about anti-Black racism. Academics cannot remain silent in the face of racial injustice. Everyone needs to do their part.
Structural Racism in America ~ The Urban Institute
Interactives, stories, and collections that go beyond the data. The deep racial and ethnic inequities that exist today are a direct result of structural racism: the historical and contemporary policies, practices, and norms that create and maintain white supremacy. Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions for how to address these inequities to elevate the public discourse around race and racism in America.
The Racial Equity Resource Guide ~ W.K. Kellogg Foundation's America Healing
The directory of materials found on this site have been prepared as a shared tool for building a community of connected, informed and engaged practitioners. With the ability to generate a Resource Guide tailored to their own goals, these materials are practical resources that will assist organizations working within the racial healing and racial equity field.
As part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's America Healing work, we want to share the collective insights, resources and tools of individuals and organizations that have been working to foster racial healing and racial equity in communities within our nation. The materials found on this website have been developed with the help of the America Healing community and racial equity field. You will find practical resources including articles, organizations, research, books, media strategies and training curricula for organizations and individuals working to achieve racial healing and equity in their communities.
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus ~ JSTOR Daily
The context of the broader pattern of institutionalized racism is vital for discussions both inside and outside the classroom. These articles, published over the course of JSTOR Daily’s five years try to provide such context. The underlying scholarship is free for all readers.
Structural Racism and Police Violence ~ SAGE Publishing
~ Social Science Research articles
~ Teach, Talk, Learn resources and tools to help initiate discussions on racism
~ Social Science Space Community articles, podcasts and webinars
Scholarship Supporting the Fight Against Racism and Inequality ~ Taylor & Francis
Curated list of scholarly content, books and articles on racism and its prevention, on social and economic justice, on related educational resources and on their effects on society as a whole, much of it free to view or open access.
Reading for Racial Justice ~ University of Minnesota Press
The University of Minnesota Press is committed to challenging white supremacy, police violence, and unequal access to criminal justice, education, and resources in Minnesota, the United States, and throughout the world. To promote understanding and action for change, this collection of antiracist ebooks is available to all to read online for free through August 31, 2020.
MUSE in Focus: Confronting Structural Racism
A selection of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the history of structural racism in the United States and how the country can realize anti-racist reform.
Boston University Center for Antiracist Research
The mission of the BU Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.
"We must believe change is possible in order to bring about change. We must be willing to do the hard research and policy and narrative and advocacy work to bring about change. " Ibram X. Kendi, founder and director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research.
Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism
ADL Anti-Bias Education for Race & Racial Justice suggestions and strategies for having classroom conversations about race and racism. With links to more resources.
Anti-BIPOC Racism Resources for Teaching & Learning~ American Anthropological Association
AAA reaffirms its commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and human rights. We call on our colleagues to apply their professional research, scholarship, practice, and teaching to overturning the deeply entrenched institutional sources of race-based inequality that are barriers to a more just and sustainable world. The resources collected from various publications, websites, and news outlets to provide tools to have open and fact-based conversations about race in their communities.
Food System Racial Equity Assessment tool : a facilitation guide
Created by: Lexa Dundore, Community Food Systems Assistant, University of Wisconsin Extension – Dane County
Description: Racial inequities in the food system create unfair differences in access to fresh and culturally appropriate foods, increase the disproportionate prevalence of diet-related diseases, create barriers to owning land and starting food or farm businesses, and limit the voice and power of those most impacted in policy-making processes.
By using the Food System Racial Equity Assessment tool in planning, groups can look carefully at how their decision-making processes can advance racial equity in the food system (6 pages; 2017). The Facilitation Guide provides step by step instructions for organizational groups to use the tool to evaluate programs, policies, and plans for their alignment with racial equity principles.
An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System, Seventh Edition
January 23, 2020 Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University.
This annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system for the food system practitioner, researcher, and educator.
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