Selections to Read, Watch, Listen, and Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism from November, 2021

The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be

McKinsey Global Institute’s research “provides a fact base to document the racial gaps that exist in the US economy today and offer a vision of what could be gained if they were closed.”

American Psychological Association’s Apology to People of Color

On October 29, 2021, the American Psychological Association issued a detailed statement taking responsibility and apologizing for its own role in perpetuating systemic racism in the United States. 

The Anti-Blackness of the US Is Extending to Black Asylum Seekers

Janine Jackson interviewed the Black Alliance for Just Immigration’s Nekessa Opoti about Haitian refugees for the November 5, 2021, episode of CounterSpin.

Pulitzer Center The 1619 Project

The Pulitzer Center provides free curricular materials to support the teaching of African American history. “The 1619 Project . . . .  illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States, and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. In the years since its launch, In the years since its launch.”

N.J. police forces are far whiter than the rest of the state

“Police departments across New Jersey do not look like the people they’re sworn to protect, an NJ Advance Media investigation has found, a failure in police oversight that some experts say endangers public safety.”

The Searchable Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture launched its first digital initiative with rotating exhibitions, archives, and videos of the museum’s 40,000 artifacts.  ” ‘Slavery and Freedom, 1400-1877’ an in-depth journey through the history of slavery and freedom, based on the Museum’s permanent exhibition” is the first offering.

Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in U.S. Health Care; A Scorecard of State Performance

In its most recent release, The Commonwealth Fund “evaluate[d] health equity across race and ethnicity, both within and between states.”  Among its finds, “Black people living in New Jersey are more than twice as likely to die early from conditions that are treatable than white people.”

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