Read, Watch, Learn about Racism and Anti-Racism, Week of June 21, 2020

How to Be an Anti-Racist.  Ibram X. Kendi interviewed by Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College.  The archival video is available until August 19, 2020.  Click here to listen.  Program starts at the 5 minute mark.

#BlackJoyMatters, a new photo series by Shavone Charles designed to celebrate Black joy.

The 128-year-old Sierra Club is doing some truth-telling about racism in its early history, starting with one of its founders, John Muir and others in the first of a series of posts on its website “Pulling Down Our Monuments.”  Click here to read.

10 myths about the racial wealth gap

Dion Rabouin debunks some of the popular explanations for the huge gap in wealth between black and white Americans, such as using educational achievement, home ownership, individual accomplishment, etc. with evidence that “the wealth gap is the product of centuries of inequality and racism that has grown too large to be impacted significantly by individual actions, achievements or choices.”

While recognizing this period following the murder of George Floyd as a defining moment in American history, Susan Rice, former Ambassador to the United Nations, also notes that many of the changes that have occurred are symbolic and specifies ways for systemic reform to take place.

 

 

 

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