anti-racism resources

I’ve decided to move all of the non-blog resources to this page. Please feel free to suggest any additions to the list! (links are presented in  no particular order.)

NEW! Racism 101

 Got Noosewatch?!

A wealth of information about racial disparities in rates of incarceration
(non-professor-speak: why black folks go to jail more often,
and for longer lengths of time, than white folks do)

Our friends to the south on US 131 
(anti-racism work in Kalamazoo, MI)

I heart Jonathan Kozol . . .
(and you will too; just read this!)

Yes, this is legal, and YES, we should be doing it.

 For the New Abolitionist

SEE THE EXHIBIT IF IT’S NEAR YOU!
(and by “near you, I mean, “no more than a ten-hour drive”!)

White Privilege

Race Traitor

Partners for a Racism-Free Community blog

Crossroads (Anti-Racism training and organizing)

People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (ditto)

New Demographic (um, “tritto”?)

the creator of the “white privilege: you’re soaking in it” pic

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2 thoughts on “anti-racism resources

  1. Lorraine, judging by your site you seem pretty right on. I hope I didn’t seem to hard on you at Slice. I applaud your efforts at ending racism. I live in a mixed race neighborhood (and have since I was 12; now I’m 54). I am a choir director in a heavily mixed race school system. My students include Mexican, Black, Chinese, Hmong, Vietnamese, Armenian, Yemenese, Pakistani, Indian (from India) and about 10% White. I love each one and have great relationships with them. I believe racism exists because of sin – on both sides. This sin isn’t just between black and white but between any two groups of people you’d like to pick. It has existed since the Tower of Babel and is a direct result of man believing he is God. I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know so I’ll stop. Keep up the good work.

  2. Hello! The following is the text of a letter I have just mailed to my local newspaper. Many states in the US still celebrate the confederacy through state holidays and even in the case of South Carolina, flying the Confederate flag from the statehouse in Charleston. I’m trying to have the Texas Confederate Heroes Day abolished. I thought you might be interested in encouraging others to do the same in their home states.

    Letter to the Editor
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    From:
    William Shannonhouse
    5809 Wales Avenue
    Fort Worth, TX 76133
    817-294-2539 (day & night)

    I was appalled to discover that on January 19—the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.– the state of Texas celebrates Confederate Heroes Day.

    The irony surely can’t be lost on anyone capable of a sense of irony. Apparently many in Texas and other Southern states with similar holidays lack such a sense, as well as any sense of outrage that such a holiday continues to exist 42 years after the assassination of one of the world’s great human rights leaders by a Southern racist – possibly with government complicity — at the height of America’s struggle for civil rights.
    Apparently many Texans continue to feel pride in the fact that our state seceded from the Union and its citizens willingly fought and died to defend a society whose economy relied on human trafficking, brutality and dehumanization in order to maintain a minority class of property owners in wealth and privilege.
    They also apparently feel no shame in celebrating this Confederate affiliation despite the gross affront it presents to the over 8 million Texans of African American descent, and others who find the facts of American history regarding slavery, the Confederacy, Jim Crow laws, discrimination and other race-based crimes against humanity to be no cause for pride or celebration, except in the efforts to end them.
    Americans would be shocked and appalled if we were to learn of a German commemoration of “heroes of the Third Reich,” yet throughout the South our own appalling history of racism and human rights abuses is still celebrated into the 21st century as a source of “cultural pride.”
    I urge Texans to abandon their inherited sense of umbrage and humiliation at the defeat of the Confederacy – so absurdly inappropriate in our contemporary multicultural society — and accept at last the common purpose and dignity of the human race. Write to your state representatives and the governor urging them to remove Confederate Heroes Day from the list of worthy people and events celebrated by our official state holidays.

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