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.
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.
Learning how to have productive conversations about race is a necessary part of the human experience. Educator Afrika Afeni Mills says the best place to start is in the classroom -- because the earlier these skills are taught, the fewer biases there are to unlearn. She shares four actionable lessons to help people overcome their fear and take on these conversations at any age. 8 min
Everyone has the right to a clean environment -- but major disparities exist when it comes to who faces the consequences of pollution. Environmental justice leader Peggy Shepard points to the disproportionate impact that hazardous environmental conditions have on Black, brown and Indigenous communities and challenges us to build a truly equitable future that turns "sacrifice zones" -- where community health is sacrificed for the sake of development -- into "green zones" that redress the legacy of pollution and harmful policies.
Is there a way to give back that benefits everyone? Citing the success of collective giving practices from around the world, philanthropic advisor Rebecca Darwent asks donors to let communities lead decision-making, ushering in a new era of philanthropy that's rooted in interconnected humanity
Depending on your lot in life, you may see the status quo as a result of unearned privilege or a simple reflection of merit. Backed by statistics and personal stories, lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh offers a much-needed perspective check on the quasi-equality touted in business today, calling for real change in workplace diversity and inclusion that routs out biases rather than replicating them.
Uninvited hair touching, an issue that primarily affects Black women and girls, is an invasion of personal space. To raise awareness of "hair attacks," activist Mena Fombo started the "No, You Cannot Touch My Hair" campaign, showing how unwanted hair touching is an issue that has been and still is rooted in racism. She shares three steps to end this invasive behavior and move toward a world that respects everyone's bodily autonomy.
Did you know Black students in the US attended schools that were more segregated in 2016 than in 1988? Why have schools remain divided, even as the student population has grown more diverse? And how can we intentionally integrate our schools without the burden of the work resting on the few? Sonia Park shares examples of Diverse-by-Design schools that are successfully incorporating the practices of intentionality, inclusivity, and contextuality.