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This article is powerful.
Written by Greg Bowens, a member of RU’s Prayer Chaplain team, Greg asks critical, compelling questions that are so important for us to ask ourselves. We are a spiritual community committed to looking at what is happening in our country, and in our world, with our eyes wide open. May we all take a moment to read this article and look within.
CONNECT WITH JAMON JORDAN
Walking tours and virtual tours ongoing. Black Scroll Network History & Tours with Jamon Jordan https://blackscrollnetwork.weebly.com/
The King Center www.thekingcenter.org Six Principles of Nonviolence
Baratunde Thurston’s website www.Baratunde.com
Black Scroll Network History & Tours with Jamon Jordan https://blackscrollnetwork.weebly.com/
LEARN ABOUT ANTI-RACISM
Levels of White Engagement in Anti-Racism - Illustration challenging anti-black Racism provided by Tawana Petty @combsthepoet
Executive Summary - American Association of Physical Anthropologists Statement on Race and Racism
Podcast Episode - "Scene on Radio: Seeing White" (podcast) Season 2 Episode 2 "How Race Was Made"
ARTICLES - RECOMMENDED READING
Britannica.com article: "The History Of The Idea Of Race"
Article featuring Activist, Bree Newsome: https://www.biography.com/activist/bree-newsome
Article with ideas for actions white people can take as allies for racial justice: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
Article written by Jamon Jordan: Rebellions Work: We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/black-lives/2020/08/26/history-resistance-rebellions-work
Article teaching about Juneteenth - CNBC - https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/15/what-is-juneteenth-holidays-history-explained.html
Article teaching about Juneteenth: Long form Journalistic Project - 1619 Project - The New York Times (Subscription needed) https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
Article - Esquire - A Brief History on the Destruction of Black Neighborhoods
Article - BET - Not Just Tulsa
Scientific American article: The Concept of “Race” Is a Lie
RECOMMENDED VIDEOS TO WATCH
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism https://hiddencolorsfilm.com/
Enslaved – Samuel Jackson Traces His Ancestry (6-Part Series) https://www.epix.com/series/enslaved
PBS African Americans Many Rivers to Cross- Henry Louis Gates (Documentary) https://www.pbs.org/show/african-americans-many-rivers-cross/
A Great and Mighty Walk - John Henrik Clarke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdQzyQnHeg
Netflix - “13th” - Ava DuVernay - Ava DuVernay’s 13th explores the history of mass incarceration in America. In a series of interviews, lawyers and journalists describe how Black people were arrested for minor crimes after the Civil War as another form of enslavement. This film is one of the most powerful documentaries on the list— you should definitely watch it if you haven’t seen it already.
Video teaching about Juneteenth - PBS - Henry Louis Gates -https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/
RECOMMENDED BOOKS TO READ
How to be an Anti-Racist - Ibram X Kendi
The Miseducation of the Negro - Carter G. Woodson
Caste:The Origin of Our Discontent - Isabel Wilkerson
Towards Humanity: Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racism Organizing - Tawana Petty
The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control - Theodore W. Allen
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts & Bodies - Resmaa Menakem
Hidden Colors 3: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=967072617049236
Facebook Group: I AM Black History Challenge