Racial Justice Resources

RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

The Racial Justice Team at North Shore Unitarian Church is committed to action and awareness around race, justice, and inequality. This is a list of resources that we have created that help to move the conversation forward.

 

Books On Racial Justice

 

So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

 

White Fragility … Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race, by Robin DiAngelo

 

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria … And Other Conversations About Race (Revised 20th Anniversary Edition), by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

 

Waking Up White, by Debby Irving

 

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (founder of Equal Justice Initiative)

 

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

 

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

 

Evicted, by Matthew Desmond

 

Policing the Black Man, by Angela Davis

 

Worse Than Slavery … Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow, by David M. Oshinsky

 

Not a Crime to be Poor, by Peter Edelman

 

The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein

 

They Can’t Kill Us All, by Wesley Lowery

 

Convicting the Innocent, by Stanley Cohen

 

Locking Up Our Own, by James Forman, Jr.

 

The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America, by Natasha Frost & Todd Clear

 

I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine, by David Chura

 

Understanding Mass Incarceration, by James Kilgore

 

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime – Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Hinton

 

Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, by Jonathan Kozol

 

Racial Justice Podcasts

 

(Note: Some language in the Podcasts may not be appropriate for kids, depending on your flexibility, but none contain words that should be truly offensive.)

 

Another Round – Smart conversation with Heben and Tracy, peppered with occasional f-bombs (and then some – not for the young ones). Temporarily on hold as they adjust to losing their prior home (Buzzfeed):   

https://www.facebook.com/anotherround/

 

Code Switch – NPR podcast hosted by Gene Demby and a cast of other guest hosts. Covers various topics around the intersection of race, gender, history and even entertainment:

https://www.facebook.com/NPRCodeSwitch/

https://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch

 

Pod Save the People – with DeRay McKesson, who rose to prominence in the aftermath of Ferguson, covers current events from the perspective of a black person in America.

https://www.facebook.com/podsavethepeople/

https://www.podsavethepeople.com/

https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-people/ (archives)

 

Tapestry – A conversation about race and culture with professors Karlos Hill and Miguel Levario.

 

https://tapestrypodcast.podbean.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tapestrypodcast/

 

Racial Justice Ted Talks (partial list)

 

Many speakers and topics are added weekly. Check the Ted Talks site to find topics and speakers in an array of categories

 

Bryan Stevenson

 

Brittney Cooper

 

Mellody Hobson

 

David R. Williams

 

Verna Myers

 

Clint Smith

 

Anand Giridharadas

 

Rich Benjamin

 

Nate Silver

 

Angelica Dass

 

Alice Goffman

Racial Justice Books for Children (all ages and levels)

 

Two excellent websites which include racial justice topics for children:

 

UU Website – comprehensive list of books for all ages and reading levels

https://www.understandingpredudice.org/readroom/kidsbib.htm

 

ADL (Antidefamation League) – Scroll to Education > Books Matter > Children’s Literature: Adl.org

 

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