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Anti-Racism Resource Guide: Home

This guide contains resources to learn more about anti-racism and racial justice. This guide is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a related resource that you would like to be included in this guide, please send an email to the SP Librarian.


Anti-Racism Reading List

 

 

Books in the SP Library

The books listed below are available in the SP library or from Overdrive. Create an account in OverDrive. Download the SORA app. +Library: Pearl River Delta Libraries. Login using your 365 school email.

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Videos

Racism is real. This video uses science and evidence to show how racism affects individuals, what makes people racist in the first place, and how to combat it.

A short video to explain systemic racism... although it is much deeper than this one video, this does a good job of introducing what it is.

This video talks about how to be a good ally.

From March 2020, the authors talk are interviewed on Build, a live interview show online. This is a really great and informative interview about racism and antiracism.

Terms You Should Know

Anti-Racism: Anti-racism is "the work of actively opposing racism by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life. Anti-racism tends to be an individualized approach, and set up in opposition to individual racist behaviors and impacts." (National Education Association - Racial Justice in Education)

BIPOC: "Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The term BIPOC is used to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black (African Americans) people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context." (BIPOC Project)

Black Lives Matter: #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, they are winning immediate improvements in their lives. (Black Lives Matter)

Racial Justice: "The systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all. Racial justice—or racial equity—goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures." (Race Forward)

White Supremacy: White supremacy is "the belief system that rationalizes and reproduces white advantage in the political, social, and cultural institutions of society. This belief system holds that white people, white culture, and things associated with whiteness are superior to those of other racial groups." (Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, page 138)

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