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Some good historical examples of the ways that Black and African Americans have supported Asian and Asian American justice. And how working together can be more effective in challenging White supremacy.
Challenges Asian American marginalization and hghlights solidarity and intersectionality
QUOTE: "“Sometimes I wonder if the Asian-American experience is what it’s like when you’re thinking about everyone else, but nobody else is thinking about you.” Reflection from Steven Yuen and on the movie Minari includes a really thoughtul discusssion of being Asian American and negotiating the tension of invisibility and hyper visibility.
QUOTE: "Since we don’t talk about it and call it out, racism against Asians has become normalized....The world that we exist in tells us that we don’t matter, our family’s words at home also reflect this sentiment, and we begin to internalize these negative core beliefs.  These negative core beliefs then manifest in our daily lives in myriad ways. We come to believe that we don’t matter and behave in ways that reflect this belief.... What other people see is that we are submissive, quiet and reserved. What we actually feel is that we are not as important, therefore we should just follow others’ opinions and desires. Why speak up when no one else cares anyway?"
Very clear and focused description of how to maintain your own accountability, in the face of (inevitable) mistakes and harm.
Addresses the triangulation of Asian Americans and Black people. Captures complexities that are so often missed. QUOTE: "Today in reaction to the series of attacks on our elders, many enraged Asians are calling for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of violence while demanding the most punitive charges be made. 'Send a message,”'they say. And I have to wonder, 'Weren’t we just demanding we defund the police in solidarity with Black Lives Matter?'  //  When asked to support the amplification effort and denounce the heinous attacks on Asians, some Black people criticize the anti-Blackness still prevalent in the Asian community. 'Asians are anti-Black.' 'Asians never show up for us.' 'It’s Black History Month.' And to that I wonder, 'So will you watch us die?'  //  White supremacy wants us to remember the unhealed wounds we inflicted on each other, historical and ongoing anti-Blackness in the Asian community and anti-Asian incidents perpetrated by Black individuals, but not the stories of solidarity that have existed in equal measure, but are somehow left out of our history books and media coverage.
Trailer for film on Navajo rug industry and what weaving means.
Preview for the film about language disappearance, meaning, and recovery.
Brilliant illustrative project showing how Native Americans are not seen. Stereotypes and outreach.
Introduction and background on project 562: Contemporary indigenous representation. Matika Wilbur, 416 days on the road, 58k miles, 161 tribes, stories and photos.
video Latino Or Hispanic?   80
Hispanic as a subset of Latinx, with nuances and perspectives from different regions and backgrounds.
Latinx stereotypes, personal interests, personal meaning development.
Covers a lot of the common situations. Conflation of race, ethnicity, heritage, categories.
Hilarious turnaround covering many of the common stereotypes.
Appreciative stories and thanks to parents.
Personal stories and messages to young people.
Stereotypes, labels, self view and interaction.
Riveting vocal trade off really hammers the ending.
Silencing of black rage and impact spread from childhood through life.
3 minute overview of researched and documented anti-Black systemic racism.
Black Marine Corps veteran Michael Whaley being interviewed on Fox News about how Black Lives Matter promotes racism and why all lives matter.
Hilariously painful two minutes of turnaround. Hits all the obvious ones.
A short collection of short excerpts of black men talking about common stereotypes.
A short and very clear appeal.
First hand accounts of Japanese Americans being driven from their homes and into prison camps. Perspectives from 2017.
article Letters From Camp   60
Young Muslim Americans reading letters from WW2 Japanese American incarceration camps with survivors.
Visually graphic account of the atrocities committed Columbus and his men.
Authenticity comes from being able to speak for and with the street. Need to know what you are talking about.
Introduction to class in the U.S., primarily through vignettes of individuals.  A nation of tribes, and a divided world.
A quick, easy to understand crash orientation for anyone wanting to be an ally. And a good refresher for anyone already involved.
video "Brown Girl"   60
Always missing a word in either language.
Poetry slam blasting through a raft ton of stereotypes with history of some derogatory terms, systems and more. "And I still feel".
Absolutely classic, painful, hilarious, perfect response. Your people's fish and chips are amazing.
2013 spoken word performance blending Muslim and Jewish backgrounds with each other and in the context of Palestine. Emphasizes shared values and continuing struggle against stereotypes and systemic oppression.
This spoken word piece is a great example of racialization at it’s worse as it shows that many people get racialized as MENA right after the 9/11 attacks and to many racist people MENA = Muslim. Being Muslim is a prevalent stereotype of MENA groups, that in turn causes us to create the MENA category to track down instances of hate crimes towards MENA people.
We chose this video because it was a good video to show the role of women in the Arab culture and a good example of the diversity in the Middle East. We are hoping to show one example how women in different cultures get treated and the expectations that are placed upon them based on country and social class.
We chose this video, as we wanted to show another side of the MENA people. There is just more to MENA than Muslim and we wanted to show the lives and struggles of Christian MENA people. This video is to show a different narrative that we are used to getting in the Media as the video shows the struggles of Palestinian Christians who are against the Israeli occupation.
We chose this video due to it providing insight into how Asian American's are portrayed in the media. It talks of the types of movies Asian Americans are cast and why they are cast. Most of the time, Asian Americans are portrayed based upon stereotypes. It is only when Asian Americans have assimilated into American culture and have denied their heritage, according to the speaker. It is only when an Asian American has dismissed their own culture. Asian American women are often portrayed as sex objects to please all men accept Asian American men. They are often the "bad ass" within the movie as well. Rarely are Asian American women, also, shown as being in a romantic relationship with an Asian American man. This video captures the fundamental problem of how America places Asian American within the racial hierarchy in the media. The media is a substantial source of knowledge for Americans, therefore the media is educating Americans about Asian Americans using primarily stereotypes.
We chose this video based upon it highlighting how Asian Americans internalize such stereotypes. It shows how the little moments, the daily oppressions they face, have a tremendous impact on them. Its about the comments others don’t see as racist that such Asian Americans internalize and, as a result, they feel “other” and separate from the rest of the population. The people in this movie are those of the younger generation. We chose this due to it showing how our generation feels about racism and what they would have said if they heard, again, a certain racist comment said to them in the past. It is them standing up against racist comments.
This is another video that talks of Asian American stereotypes, yet it speaks of how they are viewed as this model minority group, as talked of within discussions held in class. It shows how they are poorly represented in the media. Some are positive stereotypes and some negative, yet they are still stereotypes. Even though it may seem positive to be a model minority group, it still is placing them within a category based on labels. This video breaks down this myth. It shows that to place all Asian Americans in this group is factually wrong and controversial. It provides facts on how such stereotypes are not true based on percentages. To debunk this myth is critical and to spread awareness of this is important in breaking the myth. It is damaging to Asian Americans. It makes it so that all other aspects of each individual labeled as Asian American is overlooked based on the myth.
The author, who is in a wheelchair, explains why people "helping" her when she doesn't actually need help is harmful. Helped me to reflect on how to make sure that my actions are affirming and empowering rather than paternalistic.
These open-access toolkits in Spanish and English from the Immigration, Critical Race, and Cultural Equity Lab provide accessible guidelines for surviving and resisting a number of oppressive contexts, including racism and DACA. Includes a new toolkit for people of color surviving COVID-19.
I found this to be a helpful discussion of why white fragility is only a starting place in ally/accomplice development and the importance of recognizing the power inherent in white supremacy and racism and the need for systemic action.
For decades, Americans have debated the place of Asians, Arabs, Latinx, indigenous people, and other interstitial minorities, and each community has waged its own battles over language."Addresses the history of "People of Color" as a term adopted by racially oppressed people in the US as a term of solidarity that"helped define a united front against those in power."  Describes the current move away from PoC and central reasons for this move--the desire to "capture the disproportionate per-capita harm to Blacks" and the ways that "PoC" is used to avoid addressing anti-Blackness: "The practical use of “people of color” has also devolved into “diversity” rhetoric, invoked by a white managerial class that may be willing to hire fair-skinned Latinx or Asian expats but not Black people."  Acknowledges these issues while also noting a fear that the central solidarity needed to address White supremacy could be eroded. Raises the question of how much language will matter, which raises the question for me of how and why that language is used.  
Provides a good historical analysis of both solidarity connections and the ways that the rise of the model minority myth as a wedge with Black Americans, and also as "reinforc[ing] a structure in which assimilation into white society is the primary goal for other ethnic groups."Highlights both solidarity action with Black people and the need for AsAms to take back their own narrative.  
10 suggestions for stronger solidarity.  From Tim Wise
FROM THE ARTICLE: "[T[he success of people of color has brought with it a strong potential for misuse...In many spaces, the term functions now as performative fauxgressive politeness....people of color and its cousins have evolved from a compassionate shift in our linguistic paradigms to tools that people in positions of racial or other kinds of power can use to appear politically sensitive while doing little, if any, of the actual work of social justice.... It’s a term that, in many ways, still centers whiteness and suggests that anti-blackness doesn’t exist in Latino communities or that anti-immigrant sentiments don’t exist in black American ones."NOTE: Language can be important because it creates identities that foster or impede solidarity.  But language of resistance is continually co-opted to maintain the oppressive status quo. Discusses ways that "PoC" is used to obscure racial discrimination for specific radicalized groups.  
Describes how the term/identity "People of Color" relates to solidarity by creating a superordinate identity. And how that solidarity can be fractured if inclusion feels threatened.
Some (e.g. Associated Press) argue against capitalizing White, stating that doing so potentially legitimizes White supremacy.  This article argues for capitalization of White, because to not do so ignores that there is real meaning in Whiteness.  Personally, I wonder whether the argument against capitalizing White relates to a fear of legitimizing White supremacy, or a discomfort with recognizing that the construction of Whiteness and the lived experiences of White privilege actually do connect to White supremacy?
A good source for selections of Native American Poetry
Practical, concrete list of frequent actions of collusion with anti-Blackness. 
Unpacks "defunding the police," emphasizing over reliance on police for public services and ways this undermines safety and justice.  Describes what alternatives for various issues might look like (mental health crises, forensic evidence labs, gun violence, domestic violence and disputes, police in schools).  Concrete and therefore good for folks who default to how police are necessary (perhaps, but are they necessary for everything they currently do?)
Vital distinction between ally and co-conspirator (accomplice, abolitionist): sharing the risk.
Provides useful suggestions for how to humbly receive feedback when you've committed a microaggression.
A pointed poem about the costs to BIPOC folx of holding space. Wih a great associated exercise for personal engagement and reflection. While these experiences are most common for BIPOC folks interacting with White people, I think that White supremacy invites BIPOC folks to collude in our own oppression, and that of other BIPOC and ethnic minorities, by enacting some of these towards each other.
Highlights some of the complexities of trying to be an antiracist ally with a both/and (dialectical) approach - useful for folks new to this work who are struggling with apparent contradictions
Makes links between anti-Blackness and racism, holding the both/and and centering injustice
Reparations are the foundation of justice.  This article makes the case for reparations.  Other authors and other articles have talked about different ways reparations might look but we must first recognize and advocate for the absolute necessity.
article Coalition politics.   100
An important article that differentiates "home" from coalition.  Home being where you go for validation, support, belonging.  And coalition being where you foster coalition and solidarity.  Sometimes there might be connections.  But sometimes not.... FROM THE ARTICLE: [What happens when you let others in, others who are different is] "...it ain’t home no more. It is not a womb no more. And you can’t feel comfortable no more.  And what happens at that point has to do with trying to do too much in it...Coalition work is not work done in your home...And you shouldn’t look for comfort.  Some people will come to a coalition and they rate the success of the coalition on whether they feel good when they get there.  They’re not looking for a coalition; they’re looking for a home!...You don’t get fed a lot in a coalition.  In a coalition you have to give and it is different from your home.  You can’t stay there all the time.  You go to the coalition for a few hours and then you go back [home]...and coalesce some more.”
Directed at White people, but seriously worth reading as an AsAm or other PoC in relation to considering the difference between racism and anti-Blackness
When you get it wrong: "please don’t say, “I am not a racist.”  So what should that person say instead? Glad you asked. Here’s a template for future apologies..."
FROM THE TOOLKIT: This toolkit is a project of love from the grassroots, from and by Asian American communities. As Asian Americans, we believe that our liberation is tied to Black liberation and we continue to dream about a world where all of our people will be free....One of the strategic problems that this toolkit seeks to address is the need to move beyond the politics of inclusion and representation, to address the structural roots of racism. Demographic change is being driven by non-Black people of color – primarily mixedrace people, Asians, and Latinos who for the most part, have not yet found their own language to connect race and white supremacy to the conditions of their lives. This leaves our communities vulnerable to racial wedge issues, and requires us to have courageous conversations about what anti-Black racism is and how it works. NOTES: Absolutely essential. An *amazing* resource providing guidance for trainings and a range of resources.  Deep, critical race analysis from on-the-ground activist orgs and thinking.
ABOUT: The Education for Liberation Network is a national coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents who believe a good education should teach people—particularly low-income youth and youth of color—how to understand and challenge the injustices their communities face. The network aims to help improve the practice of education for liberation by bringing people together to learn from each other’s experiences.
A history timeline focused on racism in the U.S. The default interactive mode combines points from all minority groups. You can access timelines for specific groups (Black, AsAms, Latinx, Indigenous Americans, MENA) through clicking the menu in the upper right corner, choosing "reference mode," clicking on the key icon to the left of the search box, and choosing the specific group. More specific timelines on Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and other topics can be accessed at "pastkey.org"
Considers the ways that higher ed is being co-opted for “free speech” that advances a white supremacist agenda.
What if refugees were integrated and empowered? "All across Europe, oceans of housing lie empty"--why can't we find solutions?
A reminder that change is possible. And that relationships are a major influence on that change. Also that remorse is empty without future action to address the problem.
Higher education is under attack, and the approach of exploiting faculty and devaluing teaching is troubling. An alternative vision is possible.
Not much sympathy for the anxiety of the wealthy, but it is definitely true that excessive wealth is the problem. And its good to have an example of wealthy people trying to address the inequity from which they benefit (https://resourcegeneration.org/)
Students' response to the Parkland school shooting: protest, resist, challenge the system. Courageous. Also presents the normalization of school shootings and gun culture.
Boundaries, triggering, obligation, help, breathe, grounding, self-care.
Some perspectives from some American women who wear hijab.
Inspirational message about how civic engagement works and what people are doing.
The amazing story of Fred Korematsu and others involved in the 1983 decision.
Rare persepective on Israel from someone who lived through all of the history.
A call out of the Chronicle of Higher Education's request to FoC to share experiences, with a great list of ways to undermine White supremacy in the academy through action rather than voyeurism
Constructive and destructive criticism, effective strategies, primarily in a university environment.
Documents glass ceiling for AsAms, providing statistics in research in multiple professions including tech, law, banking, accounting, and generally.
video Reverse Racism   80
Reverse racism de-mystified with historical and systemic context and meaning.
Several suggestions, including a shift from access to abortion towards a movement for bodily autonomy.
Really clear explanation as to why round-robin pronoun introductions are not a good idea.
Some clear perspective on a few common types of statements regarding mentally ill folks and psychiatry.
Compelling personal testimony, perspective and call to action from a white professional basketball player.
Apparently a large percentage of the population perceives attention to problematic racial terms as a display of cultural superiority rather than a concern for social justice.
Introduces implicit bias, why it is so important to address, and how to do that, using black men as the running example.
Four part podcast series exploring Latinx history and experience in the US (link is to first episode in this series). Includes interviews with Latinx scholars and activists, attends to diversity and intersectionality.
This Robin DiAngelo interview provides an excellent introduction to the concept of white fragility and to how white people (and people with privilege in other areas of identity) are never free of their oppressive socialization and have to actively work against it. Includes good, concrete suggestions for increased awareness, action, and repair.
A stellar article that considers defensiveness and White fragility in depth. Helps students understand the central role of ally development in activism.
Beautifully done dance video that captures the range of emotions and tensions, ending with a re-connection.
Resistance to the single story or single vie of what it means to be Muslim in the U.S. Reflects the diversity of Muslims and offers some great initiatives
Good practical advice. "These backlashes against social justice scholarship and activism are a reminder of the pervasive nature of everyday white supremacy in our culture."
What Is an Inclusion Rider? Here’s an Explainer. A way to promote equity and access by using power to ensure change for others.
Excellent overview of longitudinal research showing the effects of race on employment, education, and social class mobility. And protective factors. Disaggregates by gender and immigration.
Offers three concrete ways to respond to oppression. The strategy of asking questions (rather than making statements to convince or argue) is one I have found especially effective.
A good but very basic introduction to why "positive" stereotypes aren't positive.
A direct and accessible discussion of complex racial issues and how to talk about them. Addresses privilege and power, police brutality, microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and other challenging topics.
Playing devil’s advocate in conversations about race is dangerous and counterproductive. Addresses issues related to how "equal" voice is not at all equitable.
Analysis of the attack on “liberal education.” Emphasizes erosion of diversity inititiatives aimed at equity, the co-opting of oppression and minority status, and the detrimental consequences of protecting hate and bigotry in the name of equality, “civility," and free speech.
Thanksgiving—a myth, a day of mourning, a loss, a family connection. A possible reframe to focus on resiliency and survival and a day of truth?
Provides links to mental health resources for POC
Describes how inner work can help with liberation. Explores the intersection of mindfulness and social justice.
Bias in mentoring and response from faculty. "Racial bias was most evident against Asian students, which surprised researchers…”. Depressing, not surprising. Good documentation of congtinued bias, bias which is often denied or overlooked.
The importance of remember, not covering up. Historical analysis and connections: "Justifying and erasing hundreds of years of white-on-black violence has left many Americans ill-equipped to make sense of racist violence today."
Research analysis of free speech "defense" and underlying bias and motivation. "People pull out free speech when they're defending racist speech, but not when they're defending simply aggressive, or negative speech." And about how language normalizes social attitudes: "norms for prejudice are becoming more tolerant of prejudice even beyond what Trump targeted. So the bad news is that it seems that all prejudices are becoming somewhat more acceptable as the course goes on."
24 Books That Teach About Social Justice. Picture to chapter books. Picture books are great for reading aloud in college, too!
teaching social justice: resources, blog, video interviews, etc. Strategies and content
A guide for selecting social justice books for all ages. Reviews with social justice criteria
Concise and clear relation of specific current events to the need for a moral movement.
"You cannot have a little injustice and call it justice." Calling for actual accountability for racism and White privilege and supremacy. Now.
Sexual torture: American policing and the harassment of black men. "stop-and-frisks are brutal assertions of police dominance of the streets."
A South Asian activists writes about the personal impact of her activism work post 9/11. Provides important validation and support for activists from marginalized communities and highlights the need for community care.
Legally resisting the fight against ethnic studies Includes history of ethnic studies classes and evidence of their positive impact
A brief demonstration of how bias is embedded in our lives in subtle, disturbing ways and why diversity is needed in engineering. An automatic soap dispenser that only responds to white stimuli.
Rhonda Magee reflects on how she uses contemplative practice to find grounding while seeing the painful realities of systemic, institutional, and interpersonal oppression (specifically police killings of Black men in the summer of 2016). These practices may be helpful for folks trying to find ways to be aware and engaged without burnout.
Anti-Nazi film from 1947. Major connections with current 2017 times. Addresses the central strategy of divide and conquer, centers the manipulation of information and the consequences of race. See also: https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/dont-be-a-sucker-anti-nazi-film-charlottesville
Well researched response to the resurgence of tired arguments trying to divide Asians and Blacks. Good point about avoiding responsibility for addressing racism.
A really incisive, thoughtful analysis of Rachel Dolezal and how her claimed racial identity is a product of her white privilege.
Some good points and framing perspective when working together in resistance.
Great imagery over an amazing speech. Absolutely worth two minutes of your time to watch and listen.
Great to see this level of international support for indigenous rights and the environment.
Great to see major philanthropic foundations stepping up to fill the holes being torn into the fabric of humanity. They shouldn't have to do this, but very glad that they are.
Well stated points on hard science and racism, with some great background summaries.
Validates distress of racism. Provides coping strategies.
article The Case for Reparations   100
A good, detailed, fact based case for reparations as justice, demonstrating the multiple and cumulative losses of racism. And the history of the precedent. "It is as though we have run up a credit-card bill and, having pledged to charge no more, remain befuddled that the balance does not disappear. The effects of that balance, interest accruing daily, are all around us."
Good overview of research on implicit bias, how to overcome it, and implications for police violence and bias
"The problem is not with the science per se, but with the set of an underlying assumptions about race that we always imprint on the latest science."
Useful guide to everyday intervention for all people who are able to help.
article Becoming Ugly   80
Powerful essay on how sexism and rape culture are normalized and on anger and resistance.
Useful summary categorizations, geolocation, and size numbers although "Hate groups aren’t truly declining — they’re just becoming more covert and secretive."
We need to make the connections, not dismissing the intellectualism or the lived experience that is not couched in jargon with citations. "We deserve justice, and in order to win it we need to understand the complexities and nuances of power, of structural inequality, cultural production and hegemony, and every other concept and theory and abstraction that we need to claim our place as prophets of a new world."
Deeper points on radicalization process analysis, framing of terrorists acts by race, and incitement to violence by leaders.
Highly relevant perspectives from Japanese-Americans incarcerated during World War II.
Dialogues about why to buy (or not) and keep (or not) racist objects. "'I think it's important to see how a seemingly harmless toy can affect the way we see people who are not like us.'”
Challenging images of mammy, jezebel, and sapphire. Reclaiming voice and vision.
History maker, freedom fighter. See also: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p39.html
I'm not racist, but.... Examples of non-subtle racism that is explained away as not racist because it wasn't meant to be explicitly hateful....or was it?
article whiteaccomplices   90
Actions for white folks, broken down by category and level (Actor/Ally/Accomplice)
"My response to racism is anger. I have lived with that anger, ignoring it, feeding upon it, learning to use it before it laid my visions to waste, for most of my life..."
Anger is rational, and the foundation of outrage. "we live in a country that is so deeply emotionally dishonest about both race and racism....I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. "
Not a fan of advertising generally, but I love it when what is marginal becomes mainstream.
award winning, issues facing children and parents supporting.
video Letters From Camp   80
Amazing video of young Muslim Americans reading letters from WWII JA concentration camps with camp survivors. The connection of history to now is so important.
Addresses some of the issues in placing "Blue lives matter" as the response to "Black lives matter" naming the central issues of racism and power differentials
Not really news, but good to have the data about students' experience of safety (or not).
"I’m white. I’ve seen and heard other white people say and do racist things.... I won’t stand by and keep your secrets any longer."
We need to show that we can be angry.... We can be human. Because only when we do, can we resurrect from the grave, pump blood back into our systems, have our skins grow back and become visible once again.
Good suggestions for specific things to say in interactions with family, friends, strangers, public, and others.
A great list of web popular resources, (blog posts and news articles), etc for White people seeking to build a foundation of understanding about race and racism.
Names specific ways that well intentioned White people enact racism even as they are trying to not do so.
holding onto hope post-Trump, but recognizing how privilege informs that to understand the fear and the pain
Thought provoking blog, considers tensions of sharing culture and culture as changing with issues of power and appropriation
The personal reality of racism that is so rarely faced and acknowledged. "Because there isn’t a place in the world White Supremacy hasn’t touched."
"People of Color aren’t asking for an apology. They are asking for acknowledgement of their reality." With some good connections
Addresses how "all lives matter" is not "neutral" and why colorblindness is harmful.
short video of AsAms about racism they experience. poignant
"United States was slammed over its rights record Monday at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with member nations criticizing the country for police violence and racial discrimination,...Among the various concerns raised by U.N. member states was the failure to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, the continued use of the death penalty, the need for adequate protections for migrant workers and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples."
UPenn prof and national consultant on diversifying faculty names central issues of lack of will and commitment that relate to why faculty are not diverse.
What does transformative advocacy really look like (and what doesn't it look like?). Calls attention to how protests against racism may actually support White supremacy. "Neoliberalism..seeks to manage the social order and ensure the continued political dominance of the ruling class by absorbing social threats." Challenges "knowledge and awareness" as transformational.
Not only not enough, non-existent. There is no such thing as passive anti-racism. Step up.
More on white fragility. Appreciate the ongoing differentiation between pain from seeing privilege (inherently privileged itself) and pain from oppression.
Questions education as maintainer of status quo rather than contributor to justice
Quilting for activism.
"comic" of what Columbus Day is about and what Columbus and other European colonizers/invaders actually did and said
Very graphic. Hard to watch, deeply disturbing. And all of this is how it actually should be. Worth thinking, though, of the ways that it might create resistance because it is so hard to confront.
Columbus Day activism, productive alternatives that can contribute to social justice and race education
Explores the history of language in relation to multiracial or mixed people. Provides context in relation to history and race relations.
Thoughtful reflection on meanings and responses to oppression and power..."Maybe the reality is that all groups are at war for power, and that to adopt an ethic of common humanity is a grave disadvantage."
More on racism without racists. Importance of language and power of defining. Stellar in describing how defining racism as individual deliberate hatred enables maintaining oppression. "whites have been able to appropriate the victimhood of minorities and, in an audacious reversal, insist that an obvious thing isn’t real."
Equal does not mean equitable. Initial access is not enough. What makes something the best option?
"...we surround ourselves with comforting words. Words that feel neutral. Words that don’t point fingers (at us). Words that center Whiteness, while erasing the harshness of discrimination and segregation." Related to racism without racists. Calls out the avoidance and the mystification. Yes...and what's next (where's the action call?)
activity COVER   80
Art for political engagement. Art as activism. Haven't seen the exhibit other than online.
New study on delayed gratification and social class effects. ""It changes the nature of the question from one asking is this a 'bad' or a 'good' behavior to asking, 'What is the function of this behavior for survival and thriving in a resource-poor environment?'"
diversity and multiculturalism vs social justice and power analysis in education. Good links to examples and resources.
powerful, poignant video addressing Islamophobia and racial profiling post 9/11
Havent read these yet, but want to remember where to find them. So hard to find LGBTQ protagonists of color!
Addresses diversity within people who identify as Black, names and challenges stereotypes. Chosen by RCR students.
This article provides a point-by-point rebuttal for the arguments that Guerra & Orbea (2015) put forward in their article, "The Argument Against the Term 'Latinx'" (http://swarthmorephoenix.com/2015/11/19/the-argument-against-the-use-of-the-term-latinx/). They highlight the importance of recognizing intersectionality and inclusiveneses (particularly for people who are gender queer, gender fluid, or otherwise non-binary with regard to gender) and argue that use of the term "Latinx" allows for this inclusivity.
The brief video (about 7 min) depicts narratives of Asian Americans of varying ethnicities describing their personal experiences of racism, the model minority myth, what it means to be Asian American, and solidarity with other PoC in the fight against White supremacy. This is part of a larger short documentary series on race done by the NYTimes.
Analysis and critique of pop privilege, and the ways that acknowledging one's own privilege may be necesssary but certainly not sufficient.
Privilege and oppression are imposed, and we get caught regardless of intentions. Working for social justice means taking the risk of making mistakes. How do we hold each other accountable with compassion? Tran offers "calling in" as a possibility. Update: This *was* a great blog entry and resource for envouraging activism but now only fully available if u pay. Feels like Tran and bgd sold out.
Made me think more carefully about attitudes about fat people and weight. Had some great distinctions between personal offense and oppression related to privilege.
Helpful guidelines and suggestions about how people with class privilege can inadvertently marginalize and silence those from poor and working class backgrounds and how to address those barriers. The context is building coalitions among white people to fight racism, but the ideas transcend this specific context.
Cartoon image: White privilege, the privilege of not seeing racism
A really good cartoon image of history and current blindness to the history that is the foundation of racism.
An insightful article on White fragility and the often impossible "rules" of how to talk about racism. Experiences I've had way too often. Something to think about: “'What would it be like if you [people of color] could simply give us [White people] feedback, have us graciously receive it, reflect, and work to change the behavior?' Recently a man of color sighed and said 'It would be revolutionary.”
So many stories not told often enough. I appreciate this series for Black History month. I love the variability, and the reminders of things we don't hear enough about in history books and narratives.
Amid a groundswell in campus anti-racist activism, Robin Kelley urges students to see universities as obstacles to social change, not engines of it.
Video from Chronicle of Education about trans college students and what profs should know.
LGBT rights, advocacy. A good source also for news and advocacy updates
I cried a lot reading this. And appreciated the multiple perspectives. And the opportunity to honor Matthew Shephard. In memory of his death...
powerful critique, names what is often hidden.
What makes us stereotype each other and see others so narrowly? How might we think about ourselves and others to change these tendencies and see each other more fully? I'm feeling increasingly ambivalent about TED talks, but sometimes there's a really good one, like this one. I'd love to hang out with her...
Article discussing how some evangelical Christians are re-thinking lgbtq issues. 06/08/15
Powerful, moving, inspiring. Personal stories and statements from people of faith who are LGBT or their allies.
Thoughtful, applicable, and straightforward. Less about issues related to divisiveness and relative or ascribed privilege and more about what AsAms who want to be allies can do within their own communities.
allies development
This is such a complex issue. This video picks up some of the complexities, and possibly raises some others. The additonl posting from in the comments is really helpful. And other comments are good, disturbing, educational, etc. Worth thinking on
Bias in academia, from the point of a racial minority academic/professor. Addresses microaggressions at institutional levels: "what do you value more — your success or your survival?" "In academia...there is a tendency to overlook that discrimination, harassment, and violence occurs..." Not profound, but a necessary perspective of experiences are all too common.
An article that speaks about how publishing industry institutionalizes bias. A good example of how gatekeeping is enacted and attributed to market or the responsibility of those who are excluded. "Lack of racial diversity is a symptom. The underlying illness is institutional racism."
video The Lunch Date   50
1989 short film. Possibly good for current conversations about assumptions and whether the underlying issues are still current. But pretty predictable.
"There’s a sad irony in the fact that the solutions offered by those confused by student aggression often expect black students to utilize more grit, more resilience, more endurance to deal with experiences of injustice that they shouldn’t face at all."
Remarkable for its blatant (and denied) racism, a good example of how extremely white supremacy is embedded in ways that can only be invisible to those who are privileged. Good example of international white bias.
other   92
Organization focused on social justice and resisting prejudice. Tracks hate groups on their Hate Map and Hatewatch, which can be really great teaching tools. The "Hate Incidents" is particularly helpful in addressing common beliefs that we are a "post racial" or post racism society.
Challenges the idea of "ally" and emphasizes direct action, effect not intentionality. Names the ways that allies (particularly self proclaimed allies) may not be actually contributing to social justice movement.
Many good suggestions for being an ally to anyone, but particularly focused also. "As the route to ending Islamophobia in our culture at large grows more fuzzy and frightening—and thus more futile—perhaps it’s useful to give those who wish to stand with Muslim-Americans a simple lesson: the ABCs."
2007 video about gay marriage equality in Massachusetts and why this shouldn't be an open vote issue. Connections to anti-miscegenation legislation.
Immediate post-incident reflection on being stopped by police, powerful, personal.
Comic illustrating the cumulative effect of microaggressions.
Approachable, sometimes funny, and also really thoughtful and on point. Addresses several "points of contention" that come up quite frequently.
Japanese American family experience with the camps in World War II. Emotionally powerful, spare prose, so focused. Relatively short but amazing.
A book of case examples for therapy by people of color working with people of color. Good training examples. Good focus on evidence based practice
other Human Rights Watch   80
Reports available on this website are particularly good sources. Within the US, reports and information on "terrorism and counterterrorism" here address racialized violence largely against people of color post 9/11, other reports address racial inequity in criminal justice, immigration, and other issues. Overall, provides a global view and tracking of human rights, including directly in the US as well as US complicity or enabling in other countries
book Southland   80
In the framework of a mystery, really exploring race relations between Blacks and Asians post WWII and during LA "riots."
book Kindred   78
Sci-fi but also exploring historical themes of slave and master, race relations.
Kind of, well, bittersweet...About the relationship between a Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl at the time of the WWII camps, and about choices, and culture, and regrets and no regrets. Not too heavy, but not fluff either--I read it on the beach, so its one of those really great engaging but not heavy books that make you think and feel without weighing you down emotionally or intellectually.
"Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience."
Powerful spoken word, speaking truth, naming what is often unspoken.
Humorous take on Asian stereotyping and microaggressions
"The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. Founded in 2008, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America."
"A 25-year study of blacks and whites in Baltimore finds that income status can be an equalizer, but race does make a difference."
Speaking truth, reclaiming history...
other Everyday Feminism   80
Blogs, articles, courses, digital media focused on feminism with good attention to intersectionality.
Addresses the issue of impact, rather than intention, in the evaluation of the damage of racism. Provides examples of actual apologies with reparations or impactful consequences.
About anti-racist parenting, emphasizes distinction between awareness and action or modeling. Available as of Nov 2015 at: https://www.academia.edu/10199968/We_put_it_in_terms_of_not-nice_White_antiracists_and_parenting
Op-Ed on how empathy is a choice and can be fostered, and is related to maintenance of power and privilege. "People with a higher sense of power exhibit less empathy because they have less incentive to interact with others."
other Code Switch   80
NPR Code Switch: "Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity." Blogs and articles. "Code Switch is a team of seven NPR journalists who cover race, ethnicity and culture. Our work appears on-air and online, across NPR's shows and digital outlets."
"more people are killed by 'white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims'"
Powerful spoken word piece about being multiracial and feeling caught between White privilege and oppression as a person of color
Good humor, insightful.
Poignant, insightful short stories. Sometimes profound, sometimes funny, almost always moving.
other   80
Teaching Tolerance, associated with the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides resources for educators aiming to teach in ways that promote social justice, multiculturalism, diversity. Primarily k-12, but good to use for higher ed particularly in relation to developmental contexts
Jensen (a White man) speaks to how racism is a White problem that still continues in the US today in the 21st century. Comments below the video are really disturbing, but also educationally useful.
article Microaggressions   70
Hard to read, but really important. And so amazing to have the dialogue public.
other   70
Tim Wise is a White antiracist essayist and educator. Author of books such as "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son." He writes frequently about White privilege and his website includes archives of many essays and video and audio recordings of some of his appearances. He also provides a great reading list (not purporting to be comprehensive). The FAQ on his page provides some great basic definitions and answers to common questions like "Do you think people of color can be racist against whites?"
other   80
Robert Jensen is Journalism professor and author of "The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege." His website includes general info about him, links to some of his lectures, and a page for his hoped for blog.
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