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- Anti-Racism Reading List - 5/4/21
Anti-Racism Reading List - 5/4/21
7 powerful articles worth discussing and sharing
I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since the last reading list edition of the newsletter. As you know, I’ve been busy, with one recent change being the domain where this newsletter is hosted. That shouldn’t change much for you, but in case you missed my Friday update, you may have to login again if you want to comment. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the articles.
1. Black Women Have Been Traumatized in the Workplace by Ella T. Gorgla
This is an older article that recently came to my notice. I’m sharing it because it matches what every Black woman goes through in companies and spaces controlled by global minority people. And it shows why those companies have such a problem retaining Black excellence.
2. Online Safety Tips For Black Female Antiracism Writers by Marley K.
White supremacy rears its head every day, particularly to Black women and especially if you’re writing about racism. I thought the tips section of this article was particularly useful.
3. The FAQ guide for anti-racist racists by Shamontiel L. Vaughn
Many of us have had those “I’m not racist, but…” questions. This article gives some good answers:
4. Words Have Lost Their Common Meaning by John McWhorter
As a language buff, I found this dissection of the language used in social justice, and why some people find some of it problematic, absolutely fascinating. I’m not sure I agree with McWhorter’s view on what “racism” should mean, but it was interesting nonetheless.
5. The black British history you may not know about by Kameron Virk
Ever since I discovered that there were Black people in Britain in Roman times, I’ve wanted to know more about that history that we almost never year. This BBC article gives a snapshot of some of the untold stories.
6. Why White People Hate Critical Race Theory, Explained by Michael Harriot
This was another piece that I read for my own education. Clickbaity title aside, it includes an explanation of what critical race theory is, in layperson’s terms, and shines a light on some of the fallacies used in tearing it down.
7. How Can White Men Be Antiracists: Some Concrete Steps by Rebecca Stevens Alder
I love Rebecca’s brand of calm good sense, and it’s on full display in this article. The gold is in the recommendations section, which offers some practical tips:
Hope you learn as much from these as I did. I look forward to your comments.
Thanks for reading,
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