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Resource List: Racism

Gather as if @ Grand Resource List

What follows is a resource list for various ways to learn more, educate yourself, spark conversation all on the theme of Racism—a topic more timely now than ever.

Books

Books Recommended by Brené Brown

From On Being with Krista Tippett

 

Films

From Katie Couric

  • The Hate UGive, a film based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America
  • Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama
  • The 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley
  • My hour on the history of Confederate statues in Nat Geo’s America Inside Out
  • Becoming,a Netflix documentary following Michelle Obama on her book tour
  • Let It Falla documentary looking at racial tensions in Los Angeles and the riots over Rodney King’s death
  • When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five
  • 13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system
  • I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish
  • Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement

Articles

From Katie Couric

  • “The Death of George Floyd, In Context,” by Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker
  • “Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People,” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for the New York Times
  • “This Is How Loved Ones Want Us To Remember George Floyd,” by Alisha Ebrahimji for CNN.
  • The New York Times Magazine’saward-winning The 1619 Project is as important as ever. Take some time to read (or re-read) the entire thing, particularly this essay by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • “You shouldn’t need a Harvard degree to survive birdwatching while black,” by Samuel Getachew, a 17-year-old and the 2019 Oakland youth poet laureate, for the Washington Post
  • “It’s exhausting. How many hashtags will it take for all of America to see Black people as more than their skin color?” by Rita Omokha for Elle
  • “The Case for Reparations,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Atlantic
  • “How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change,” by Barack Obama in Medium
  • “Black Male Writers For Our Time,” by Ayana Mathisin New York Times, T

Podcasts

  • Brené Brown with Austin Channing Brown on I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
  • Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
  • On Being with Krista Tibbett with Isabel Wilkerson, This History is Long; This History Is Deep
  • On Being with Krista Tibbett with Eula Biss, Talking About Whiteness
  • On Being with Krista Tippett with Resmaa Menakem, ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’
  • On Being with Krista Tippett with Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem, In Conversation
  • On Being with Krista Tippett: Annette Gordon-Reed and Titus Kaphar, Are We Actually Citizens Here?
  • Ted Talks Daily: Ibram X. Kendi: The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist

From Katie Couric

  • My podcast episode with Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, and Bryan Stevenson about Just Mercy
  • Still Processing, a New York Timesculture podcast with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morrison
  • Seeing White, a Scene on the Radio podcast
  • Code Switch, an NPR podcast tackling race from all angles
  • Jemele Hill is Unbothered, a podcast with award-winning journalist Jemele Hill
  • Hear To Slay, “the black feminist podcast of your dreams,” with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom

Scholars and People to Follow

From Katie Couric

 

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Resource List: Racism

Gather as if @ Grand Resource List What follows is a resource list for various ways to learn more, educate yourself, spark conversation all on the theme of Racism—a topic more timely now than ever.

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