Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism, Week of August 10, 2020

No strings, no bureaucracy, but suddenly $1.4 million to help a Black community (Washington Post)

Portland community activist Cameron Whitton founded the Black Resilience Fund  giving qualified Black Portlanders applicants $300 “for utility bills, car insurance or transportation, medical costs, student loans, even work uniforms and funeral expenses.”

Literary Quilt: a Covering for George Floyd (The Crisis Magazine)

Sixteen Black writers provide the text for this photo essay addressing the current movement arising from the untimely, unjust deaths of George Floyd and other African Americans.

Emma Goldberg relates the stories of Black physicians and the microaggressions (being mistaken for cleaning staff, having their qualifications overlooked or dismissed, etc.) they experience on a regular basis.

In an essay that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine (July 16, 2020), Drs. Rachel R. Hardeman, Eduardo M. Medina, and Rhea W. Boyd list five practices “to dismantle structural racism and improve the health and well-being of the black community and the country.”

Racism’s Hidden Toll (New York Times)

With charts, graphs, and photos, illustrates the stark racial disparities in the United States.

A Pew report, “Pandemic Threatens Black Middle-Class Gains,” and a new Stateline analysis has found that the gains in black middle-class household  income from 2013 to 2018 may regress because of job and small business losses.

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