Dear Readers – The world has gone off the rails these past few weeks. I am outraged and heartbroken by the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless men and women who have been killed or abused because of their skin color. Instead of researching and writing this blog, I’ve been investing my time in listening and learning more about how to be an anti-racist and how to actively promote anti-racism. I encourage you to do the same. Following are several links to get you started.
Race does not biologically exist, yet how we identify with race is so powerful, it influences our experiences and shapes our lives.
~Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Act TV: Systemic Racism Explained
A Conversation on Hidden Bias Part 1: Introduction & Howard J. Ross Presentation
Brené Brown Unlocking Us: Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist
The Hate U Give: 20th Century Fox Official Trailer – Rent the movie on your preferred digital platform.
Medium: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change, by Barack Obama
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: Being an Anti-Racist
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (2020) by Tiffany Jewell
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (2018) by Robin Diangelo
How to Be an AntiRacist (2019) by Ibram X. Kendi
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do (2020) by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD.
The Hate U Give (2017) by Angie Thomas – This book was made into a move, see link above.
Next week, I’ll be back with another edition of Museum Quick Bites. Until then, be safe, be kind, take care.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture