To assist our community to be active in identifying and calling out racism (even if inadvertent) and to make ourselves and our community aware of our biases both conscious and unconscious, begin your search here with these resources.
This six-part audio series produced by The New York Times studies the 400th anniversary of American slavery. Nikole Hannah-Jones embeds the history of enslavement in personal narratives that question the meaning of "freedom" and Black political equality.
The author of the best-seller "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race," Reni Eddo-Lodge, confronts the ideas rooted in colonialism—homophobia, classism, sexism, racism and many other "isms" -- and examines how they are actively harmful in the politics of today.
A group of multi-racial, multi-generational journalists examine the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, and how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
Host Bethaney Wilkinson delicately explains that the diversity gap emerges as "the gap between our good intentions and the outcomes we hope for" because of the systemic racism woven into the fabric of society.
The author of "Me and White Supremacy" shares her perspective as a Black Muslim woman on Good Ancestor Podcast. Layla Saad is creating a legacy of healing and change that will impact the future of Black culture. She repeatedly asks her listeners, “How can I become a good ancestor?”
There's no such thing as a monolithic Black American experience - there are many cultures, religions, and, of course, individual personalities. Hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali break down binary modes of thinking while exploring how to reclaim one’s spiritual practices, authenticity, and perspectives on pop culture.
From the American lawyer and scholar of critical race theory who coined the phrase "intersectionality." Kimberle Crenshaw speaks with candor rooted in her own academic and professional research. Her work simultaneously sheds light on and rejects America’s tendency to isolate issues of racial oppression from other issues confronting society.
The hosts, Wesley Morris and Jenna Wrotham, are often compared to two best friends gossiping playfully at a dinner party, each finding legitimate ways to process the pleasurable and painful tropes of individual authenticity as Black Americans.
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. 18 minutes
As America becomes more and more multicultural, Rich Benjamin noticed a phenomenon: Some communities were actually getting less diverse. So he got out a map, found the whitest towns in the USA -- and moved in. In this funny, honest, human talk, he shares what he learned as a black man in Whitopia (the name of his book). 13 minutes
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 murder of George Floyd and explore how the US can start to live up to its ideals. 66 minutes
Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color, says public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. From her research and travels across the US, McGhee shares startling insights into how racism fuels bad policymaking and drains our economic potential -- and offers a crucial rethink on what we can do to create a more prosperous nation for all. 14 minutes
Black history taught in US schools is often watered-down, riddled with inaccuracies and stripped of its context and rich, full-bodied historical figures. Equipped with the real story of Rosa Parks, professor David Ikard highlights how making the realities of race more benign and digestible harms us all -- and emphasizes the power and importance of historical accuracy. 18 minutes
Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. 19 minutes
Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo traveled to all 50 US states, collecting personal stories about race and intersectionality. Now they're on a mission to equip every American with the tools to understand, navigate and improve a world structured by racial division. 12 minutes
In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. 16 minutes
Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walking or generally "living while black." In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing -- while challenging us all to level up. 16 minutes
When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it -- and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one, says justice scientist Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff. In an actionable talk, he shares his work at the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that helps police departments diagnose and track racial gaps in policing in order to eliminate them. 12 minutes