Podcasts

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1916

An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.

Scene on the Radio: Seeing White

Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.

Films

Oregon’s race against the past-CBS

The history of white supremacy in Portland, Oregon.

Unseen Tears Pt1

Unseen Tears Pt2

Survivors of the Thomas Indian School and the Mohawk Institute discuss the abuse they endured and the systematic assault on their language and culture.

Talks

The Urgency of Intersectionality -Kimberle Crenshaw

Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

 

How to Overcome Biases – Verna Myers

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

Books

A People’s History of the United States

A People’s History of the United States is a 1980 nonfiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn presented what he considered to be a different side of history from the more traditional “fundamental nationalist glorification of country”.

 

White Like Me – Tim Wise

Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son is a book by activist and writer Tim Wise. It is a personal account examining white privilege and his conception of racism in American society through his experiences with his family and in his community.

How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist is a 2019 nonfiction book by American author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. The book discusses concepts of racism and Kendi’s proposals for anti-racist individual actions and systemic changes. It received a mixed critical reception.

 

The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration is a historical study of the Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Caste – Isabel Wilkerson

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

 

Articles

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack-Peggy McIntosh

“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group”

 

White Supremacy Culture- Tema Okun

This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify.

Takeaways

Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Test put on by Harvard to test your implicit bias.

 

Grocery Store Challenge

Go to the grocery store and observe what is sold and where things are places to see how things are tailored to specific cultures.

Presentations (for internal use only)

Presentations can be found internally at J:\Marketing\Events\DEI Team\Resource Sharing

Slide deck from Teela Foxworth brownbag at 3J in February 2021.

 

Slide deck from Teela Foxworth brownbag at 3J in June 2021.