Resources for Study and Understanding About White Privilege and Anti-Racism

 

Deconstruction of White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo (20 min. video) 

How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (book)

Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in

building it. 

Everyday racism: what should we do? by Akala (4 min. video)

How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty by Kandice Sumner (13 min. TED talk) 

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates (book)

This book is a letter from the author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to his 15 year old son, Samori. In this long letter, Coates relates his personal experiences as a black man in a country built on the oppression of black people.

 

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates (book)

This book is a letter from the author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to his 15 year old son, Samori. In this long letter, Coates relates his personal experiences as a black man in a country built on the oppression of black people.

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein (book and NPR 8 min. video clip)

This book details how federal housing policies in the 1940s and '50s mandated segregation and undermined the ability of black families to own homes and build wealth.

Video clip

The Danger of the Single Story by Chimimanda N’gosi Adichie (19 min. TED talk) 

Podcasts:

1. On Being with Krista Tippett: Eula Biss, “Let’s Talk About Whiteness”

2. “Revisionist History” Malcolm Gladwell

3. “This American Life” NPR

4. “Still Processing” - 2 black writers at the NY Times

Traces of the Trade - a documentary film

There is a $20 cost to buy this film for home use.

In this documentary, producer/director Katrina Brown tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave trading family in US history (the DeWolf family). Given the myth that the south is solely responsible for slavery, viewers will be surprised to learn that the Browns ancestors were Northerners. The film follows Brown and nine fellow family members on remarkable journey which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England hidden enterprise.

Movies to Watch:

1. Get Out

2. Black Panther

3. Sorry to Bother You

4. Blindspotting

5. Selma

6. Hidden Figures

7. Moonlight

8. 12 Years a Slave

For Families with children:

Something Happened in Our Town - (book and 8 min. reading video)

A children’s book about racism, privilege and racial injustice.

Written by Marianne Celano, Mariette Collins, Anne Hazzard and Jennifer Zivion Order this or any other recommendations from the black owned bookstore in Boston called Frugal Books https://frugalbookstore.net/pages/about-us (or Amazon, etc. if necessary)

 

Children of the World Series: Racism and Intolerance, Refugees and Migrants, Poverty and Hunger and Global Conflict (four children’s books) by Louise Spilsbury (Author), Hanane Kai (Illustrator)

The church now owns this series of four books.

Members and friends of the church may check them out by contacting Rev. Amy A. Bruch at amy@topsfeildchruch.org or 339.368.0818

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followed by

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The Congregational Church of Topsfield
9 East Common Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
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