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Black Lives Matter: Antiracism Resources: EDUCATE
A collection of resources to help individuals understand anti-Black racism and begin antiracist work.
Professor, activist, and scholar Regina Shands Stoltzfus reminds us that we are in the midst of a long-term struggle to dismantle racism. The Urban Rebellions of 2020 in response to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others witness to the ongoing reality of systemic racism. We will need all the resources we can to continue to act in anti-racist ways.
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives. "In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." - Angela Y. Davis
Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more.
It combines essential resources for research and teaching in Black Studies, including The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, Index to Black Periodicals Full Text, Black Literature Index, and the Chicago Defender historical newspaper from 1912-1975.
PBS LearningMedia presents an overview of anti-Black racism in America. While it's designed for use in classrooms, the materials here can help anyone gain deeper insights into anti-Black racism and what they might do about it in their communities.
Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
These women played significant leadership roles leading up to and during the United States Women’s Suffrage Movement and beyond, yet their stories and contributions are not widely known and the critical roles Black women played at the forefront of the campaign for women’s rights are too often forgotten.
"Sadly, too often when we talk about Black Lives Matter, all Black lives are not centered. That’s especially true when it comes to Black trans people, who are killed and incarcerated at disproportionate rates and don’t feel totally included and represented by the BLM movement. But as so many scholars and activists have previously said in one form or another, if your activism isn’t intersectional and doesn’t include the most at-risk communities, then you’re not fighting for true equality."
"Intersectionality is a theoretical framework that suggests that multiple social identities – e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation – intersect at the individual or micro level of experience and reflects larger social-structural inequities experienced on the macro level. This article uses an intersectionality framework to describe how multiple stigmatized social identities can create unique challenges for Young Black gay and bisexual men (YBGBM) as an example."
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia.
"It is daunting to come out only to face the fear and misunderstanding of society in general, but many LGBTQ African Americans must face that same ignorance within the very institution that has for so many been the centerpiece of their community. Although no largely African-American denomination has issued a public statement outlining its position on homosexuality, the stances of individual churches and ministers are revealed on Sundays."
Generally, it’s assumed that asexuality makes up a tiny percentage of the LGBTQ community. Now imagine that small percentage of people, who do not get enough visibility as it is, and replace every possible person with a non-POC. Taking this into perspective, what the media sees is just the tip of the iceberg, and that iceberg is overwhelmingly white.
Zuna Institute is a National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians that was created to address the needs of black lesbians in the areas of Health, Public Policy, Economic Development, and Education.
Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
The Prison Policy Initiative’s research and advocacy is at the center of the national conversation about criminal justice reform and over-criminalization. Because essential national and state level data is often completely inaccessible, the Prison Policy Initiative’s insightful data analysis and powerful graphics help fill these gaps to bring in new supporters and help other movement leaders achieve their goals.
"Though communities of color, because of socioeconomic challenges, may be at higher risk for poor mental health. . . stigma contributes to a reluctance to recognize the need for the help of a physician or therapist."
Overall, mental health conditions occur in Black and African American (B/AA) people in America at about the same or less frequency than in White Americans. However, the historical Black and African American experience in America has and continues to be characterized by trauma and violence more often than for their White counterparts and impacts emotional and mental health of both youth and adults.
We can live in a world where the police don't kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability. Website outlines actionable goals, including the demilitarization of the police.
This information has been meticulously sourced from the three largest, most comprehensive and impartial crowdsourced databases on police killings in the country: FatalEncounters.org, the U.S. Police Shootings Database and KilledbyPolice.net. We've also done extensive original research to further improve the quality and completeness of the data; searching social media, obituaries, criminal records databases, police reports and other sources to identify the race of 90 percent of all victims in the database.
Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. They organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments.
The interdisciplinary Black Studies Program is designed to investigate the black experience in Africa, North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and in other parts of the African diaspora. The program draws on the expertise of faculty members in all four academic divisions of the college: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the fine arts. It is consistent with the liberal arts philosophy of exploring issues fundamental to the development of a broadly educated person and the creation of a humane spirit.
To view a list of Black Studies courses that Denison offers, click here.
Denison must reaffirm the notion that an antiracist, diverse living, learning, and working community is essential to its educational mission. We have both an opportunity and an obligation to address long-standing issues on our campus.
ColumbusBlack.com serves to be the primary online source of news, events, and entertainment for the Black community in Columbus, Ohio. We are focused on keeping the Black community abreast of social activities and lifestyle interests to increase community engagement.
A brilliant dramatization of Black life in America during the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Taylor is unsparing in her depiction of the years of segregation and of the Black experience of white racism, bigotry, and injustice.
Following Shae’s murder, unrest mounts in her community, and protesters bearing the message that Black Lives Matter clash with white-supremacist demonstrators. . . Each voice tells of the personal impact wrought by Shae’s death, while giving readers a gut-wrenching, viscerally true portrait of the light, hope, and promise that are snuffed out whenever another young Black life is taken by police violence.
The debut title from Christopher Myers’ imprint, Make Me a World, tells the story of a Black trans girl named Jam who lives in a world without evil—or so she’s told. In the town of Lucille, monsters were overcome in a long-past revolution, so Jam is more than a little surprised when Pet, a creature her mom paints, comes to life and declares that he has come to hunt a monster—and he needs her help.
If you’re looking for your next deep dive into sf and speculative fiction, look no further. Editor Caldwell here collects 16 stories that embrace and reimagine the histories of Black women and their resistance, hope, and liberation.
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