Readings for Adults

From the RAISING RACE CONSCIOUS KIDS IN AND AROUND OAK PARK Facebook Group, shared with permission.

 

I don't Discuss Racism with White People

https://popularresistance.org/i-dont-discuss-racism-with-white-people/ - 

 

I am a White Woman and I must Confront my Racism

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-white-woman-confronts-her-racism_us_58f228bee4b04cae050dc793 - 

 

The Racism Blindfold

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-racism-blindfold_us_58c5a514e4b0a797c1d39e3b

 

“Hands Up, Don't Shoot!”

https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/facing-ferguson-news-literacy-digital-age/hands-dont-shoot

 

Preparing Students for Difficult Conversations

https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/facing-ferguson-news-literacy-digital-age/preparing-students-difficult

 

DVD: Come Walk in My Shoes

https://www.facinghistory.org/books-borrowing/come-walk-my-shoes

 

Your racist friend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFGQdvYIJ0M&feature=youtu.be

 

Whites Only: SURJ And The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice Spaces

https://theestablishment.co/whites-only-the-caucasian-invasion-of-racial-justice-spaces-7e2529ec8314

10 things all allies need to know

http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/11/things-allies-need-to-know/

 

18 things white should do or know before discussing racism

http://www.thefrisky.com/2014-06-12/18-things-white-people-should-knowdo-before-discussing-racism/

 

White privilege

http://whitepriv.blogspot.com/2010/02/10-ways-to-be-and-ally.html

 

"Waking Up White" by Debby Irving

No we wont calm down

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/12/tone-policing-and-privilege/

 

On tone policing

http://groupthink.kinja.com/on-tone-policing-why-its-bullshit-and-why-you-need-to-1148310719

 

How to deal with being called out

https://tooyoungforthelivingdead.tumblr.com/post/147801840146/how-to-deal-with-being-called-out

 

Black people are not here to teach you

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/14/black_people_are_not_here_to_teach_you_what_so_many_white_americans_just_cant_grasp_partner/

 

7 reasons why reverse racism does not exist

https://www.dailydot.com/via/reverse-racism-doesnt-exist/?fb=dd

 

10 quotes to perfectly explain racism to people who claim they are color blind

http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/07/20/10-quotes-perfectly-explain-racism-people-claim-theyre-colorblind/

 

Where is “I am not your negro”?

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-7-2017/Where-is-%27I-Am-Not-Your-Negro%27%3F/

 

White and waking up to a horrible reality

http://awakenedconsciousshift.com/white-and-waking-up-to-a-horrible-reality/

 

We cannot walk alone: the white parent’s role in ending racism

http://www.raceconscious.org/2016/01/1066/

 

The corrupt system that killed laquan mcdonald

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/protesting-the-corrupt-system-that-killed-laquan-mcdonald/417723/

 

You don't have to apologize for being white

https://www.thsppl.com/thsppl-articles/2017/4/27/you-dont-have-to-apologize-for-being-white?rq=white

 

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why Whites Like His Writing

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/10/25/why-do-white-people-love-ta-nehisi-coates-work

 

9 TED talks to help you understand racism in America

https://www.ted.com/playlists/250/talks_to_help_you_understand_r

 

11 common ways white folks avoid taking responsibility for racism in the US

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/white-america-responsibility/

 

No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Racist Against White People – And Here’s Why

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/affirmative-action-isnt-racist/

 

10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools

 http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/10-ways-well-meaning-white-teachers-bring-racism-into-our-schools/

 

Eight Things White Parents Should Teach About Black People

http://politic365.com/2012/04/11/8-things-white-parents-should-teach-about-black-people/

 

How privileged are you?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/how-privileged-are-you?utm_term=.us1GoRmL6#.ff1jXvL5w

 

I just couldn’t trust a diverse suburb [Oak Park] with my Black daughter’s education

 

http://headinthesandblog.org/2016/09/just-couldnt-trust-diverse-suburb-black-childrens-education/

 

Is this how discrimination ends?

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/05/unconscious-bias-training/525405/

 

How not to accidentally raise a racist

http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=523994401:523994403

 

Your five-year-old is already racially-biased. Here’s what you can do about it.

https://medium.com/embrace-race/your-5-year-old-is-already-racially-biased-heres-what-you-can-do-about-it-d72de0480ba3

 

How parents widen or shrink academic gaps

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/04/19/how-parents-widen--or-shrink--academic-gaps.html?cmp=soc-fb-shr

 

How does race affect a student’s math education?

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/04/racist-math-education/524199/

 

How to overcome your bias? Walk boldly towards them

https://www.ted.com/talks/verna_myers_how_to_overcome_our_biases_walk_boldly_toward_them?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tedspread

 

Intent vs impact: why your intentions don't really matter

http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/07/intentions-dont-really-matter/

 

Blind spots: your brain on auto pilot

http://www.pwc.com/us/blindspots

 

White People: I Don’t Want You To Understand Me Better, I Want You To Understand Yourselves

https://theestablishment.co/white-people-i-dont-want-you-to-understand-me-better-i-want-you-to-understand-yourselves-a6fbedd42ddf

 

Letter to Young Sisters of Color

https://medium.com/@nzingambande/letter-to-young-sisters-of-color-on-waking-up-fighting-the-system-and-choosing-allies-7dc2afb536a9

4 Reasons Why Being Pro-Black Isn’t the Same as Being Anti-White

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/11/pro-black-isnt-anti-white/

 

‘Not All White People' and Derailing Conversations

http://www.flowerhorne.com/blog/2013/12/20/not-all-white-people-and-derailing-conversations

 

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_reduce_racial_bias_in_your_children

 

17 Books On Race Every White Person Needs To Read

https://www.bustle.com/p/17-books-on-race-every-white-person-needs-to-read-76401