Understanding Racism

7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism Is Real, from Ben & Jerry’s

9 TED Talks To Help You Understand Race in America

30 Articles by POC Everyone Should Read, from the Huffington Post

A Brief History of White Privilege, Racism, and Oppression in America, 5 minute film gives overview of how our government created institutional racism (an excerpt from Legalize Democracy)

The Electoral College Has Its Origins in Slavery, by David Love at the Atlantic Black Star

Five-Minute Film Festival: Talking About Race and Stereotypes, from Edutopia

A Forgotten History of How the U.S. Government Segregated America, an interview with Richard Rothstein on Fresh Air at NPR

Free PDF Books on Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class and Color, from Flannery O’Gonnor

Hate Map from the Southern Poverty Law Center

How Microaggressions Are Like Mosquito Bites, a short video from Fusion Comedy

 

The Myth of Race, Debunked in 3 Minutes, video and article by Jenée Desmond-Harris and Estelle Caswell at Vox

New Voting Restrictions in Place for First Time in 2016, from the Brennan Center for Justice

Race and…: A series of videos from Race Forward exploring the ways race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color.

Race: Are We So Different? is a very accessible 5 minute video on how “race” was created, from the American Anthropological Association.

A resource list from Coming To the Table – books, films, etc.

Talking About Race, a series on Bill Moyers’ website

Unequal: How People of Color Were Kept From Owning A Home, a video from The Root

What Is Systemic Racism? Nine short films on subjects like the wealth gap, education housing, incarceration… with Rinku Sen from Race Forward

When I See Them, I See Us – Lauryn Hill, Danny Glover, DAM, Omar Barghouti, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Yousef Erekat, Annemarke Jacir, Boots Riley, Dr. Cornell West, & more. From Black-Palestinian  Solidarity

Why “People of Color” May Not Be the Best Choice of Words, by Cameron G. at Everyday Feminism

Women of Color in Women’s History, a series from Daily Kos:

– Part 1: Native Americans

– Part 2: Latinas

– Part 3: African Americans

– Part 4: Asian and Asian-Pacific Americans