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Black Lives Matter

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History

Reconstruction in America: This video documents "nearly 2,000 more confirmed racial terror lynchings of Black people by white mobs in America than previously detailed, bringing the total number of confirmed lynchings to 6,500 with thousands more that may never be documented. The report examines the 12 years following the Civil War when lawlessness and violence perpetrated by white leaders created an American future of racial hierarchy, white supremacy, and Jim Crow laws—an era from which our nation has yet to recover." Equal Justice Initiative

More History

Slavery to Mass Incarceration: "The myth of racial difference created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved." Equal Justice Initiative. 

Black Lives Matter: A playlist of powerful StoryCorps interviews from the TedBlog

Critical Race Theory

"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."

More Critical Race Theory

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility' - "University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism," explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race."

Getting Called Out: How to Apologize:by @chescaleigh

New York Times Op-Ed. "A Conversation with White People on Race"

Disrupting the Narrative

More Disrupting the Narrative

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: "A conversation with Emmanuel Acho about race that many white people have never been able to have."

P&G: The Look: "A story about bias in America."

Framing Shadows, Framing Lives: Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell joined Emory University’s Kimberly Wallace-Sanders for a fascinating conversation about portraits of African American nannies, and how African Americans were represented in photography and images around the turn of the 20th century. The talk, “Framing Shadows/Framing Lives," was moderated by Rose Scott of WABE Radio. Event date: May 8, 2019.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide: "2018 John F. Morgan Sr. Distinguished Faculty Lecture Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies April 9, 2018"

The Difference Between Being "Not Racist and Anti-Racist." Ibrham X. Kendi. 

The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point: "The nation and the world are bearing witness to yet another spate of police violence against Black people. Heavily armored vehicles roll through city streets. The long-historical fissures of American life and justice are now nakedly visible. This is an urgent moment, one that calls for resolve, thought, and action. On Friday, June 5, at 1:00 pm PST, UCHRI hosted The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point, a conversation with Angela Y. Davis (Emerita, UC Santa Cruz), Herman Gray (Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz), Gaye Theresa Johnson (UC Los Angeles), Robin D. G. Kelley (UC Los Angeles), and Josh Kun (University of Southern California).".

Middle Ground: Season 2, Episode 7. "Can Black Lives Matter and Law Enforcement See Eye to Eye"