Read, Watch, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism, Week of July 25, 2020

158 Resources to Understand Racism in America by Meilan Solly.

These articles, videos, podcasts and websites from the Smithsonian chronicle the history of anti-black violence and inequality in the United States.

Scientists from the consumer genetics company 23andMe have published the largest DNA study to date of people with African ancestry in the Americas.

Why ‘White’ should be capitalized, too by Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

The Emeritus Princeton University historian describes the evolution in and her current thinking about how color signifying race of people is written. “No longer should white people be allowed the comfort of this racial invisibility; they should have to see themselves as raced. Being racialized makes white people squirm, so let’s racialize them with that capital W.”

As Confederate monuments tumble, die-hards are erecting replacements

“The Sons of Confederate Veterans and, in a quieter way, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the group that erected many of the monuments that are now the target of the biggest removal campaign in history, are pushing back by building new statues, buying land to house torn-down memorials, and airing radio and online ads seeking public support for their cause.”

The Race Gap: Black White

An animated graphic presentation of persistent systemic disadvantages.

Patience Is a Dirty Word by Ibram X. Kendi, Atlantic, July 23, 2020

Kendi recalls the attempts to make John Lewis modify his speech at the 1963 March on Washington and warns the gradualists of today not to hesitate to “act with urgency and boldness . . . to eliminate racial injustice.”

Big Sur land returns to Esselen Tribe after 250 years

Ownership of a 1,199-acre undeveloped private property, nearly two square miles of ancestral lands, known as the Adler Ranch is being transferred to the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County, California.  To hear Tom Little Bear Nason addressing this development, click here.

Resurfacing History’: A Look Back at the Black Justice League’s Campus Activism

The Daily Princetonian published two-pa art series recounting the 2015 protest that sparked a reckoning with institutional racism at Princeton.



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