Here are books, videos, podcasts and articles we’re consuming and sharing among our team as we strive for understanding, education and inspiration. Please, dig in.
What We’re Reading
The Warmth of Other Suns
Author: Isabel Wilkerson
So You Want to Talk About Race
Author: Ijeoma Oluo
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Author: Brittney Cooper
How To Be an Antiracist
Author: Ibram X. Kendi
The Bluest Eye
Author: Toni Morrison
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Grace Lee Boggs
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Me and White Supremacy
Author: Layla F. Saad
What We’re Watching
Let's Talk Dammit: Combating Racism in Charlotte and Beyond
Genre: Panel Discussion
BLKMRKTCLT hosts a panel discussion with Black creatives in Charlotte.
Answering Uncomfortable Questions on Racism in Wake of George Floyd’s Death
Leaders in Arkansas address systemic injustice.
The Danger of Silence
Genre: TED Talk
A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Part of a series of series of thought-provoking films on bias and racism, from P&G.
How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion
Genre: TED Talk
Peggy McIntosh on understanding privilege and compassion.
Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses 'White Fragility'
DiAngelo explains White Fragility and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.
What We’re Sharing
Black Feminism & The Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers
Source: National LGBTQ Task Force
103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Showing Up for Racial Justice: Resources
Source: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
The Intersectionality Wars
20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good
Source: Embrace Race
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Source: Peggy McIntosh