I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists. It’s also pretty unwieldy for readers/users.
Many of the resources on that list are there using Storify, a tool that will be going off-line soon. So, I’m using that change as an opportunity to cull and re-organized those links over the next few months into a series of “New & Revised” Best lists.
In some cases, the lists are artificial divisions, and many of the resources in one can be applied to the other. But I just thought dividing them in this way would make them more useful to readers and to me.
Here are the ones I’ve revised and updated so far:
The Raw Videos That Have Sparked Outrage Over Police Treatment of Blacks is from The NY Times.
I’m still working on some other related “Best” lists.
In addition to the resources in those recently revised lists, here are a few more of the materials from the huge list I mentioned at the beginning of this post. These are ones that I have used in lessons over the years:
The Value of Diversity is the topic of one of my NY Times interactives.
I’ve used these two videos in class:
Here are some resources useful for lessons on reparations:
You may have already heard about, or read, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article in The Atlantic titled “The Case for Reparations.”
It’s an amazing article, and Bill Moyers just aired an interview with him about it, which I’ve embedded below:
You might also find The New Republic’s piece, Get Ready for a National Debate About Slavery Reparations, useful.
Also, this: How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story, from NPR.
Slavery reparations are workable and affordable is from Vox.
Why white folks shouldn’t fear reparations is from The Week.
Are Reparations Due to African-Americans? is from The New York Times.
Here are some materials on team mascots/names and racism:
A Super-Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Determine if Your Team Mascot Is Offensive is from The New York Times.
The Future of Native American Imagery in Sports is from The Atlantic.
What’s in a Mascot? is from Teaching Tolerance.
Looking Beyond Chief Wahoo is from The Atlantic.
People of color shouldn’t have to confront the harm & ridicule levied by a sports team whose name refers to the color of their skin. @NFL & its Washington franchise must eradicate offensive Native-themed mascots from the sports landscape. #ChangeTheMascot https://t.co/EFAY7ZPARJ
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) August 24, 2018
The Cleveland Indians’ season is over, and so is Chief Wahoo’s 71-year run is from The Washington Post.
Maine Just Banned Native American Mascots. It’s a Movement That’s Inching Forward. is from The NY Times.
Native American Mascot Recommendations and Resource Page has a lot of useful info.
Hundreds Of Schools Are Still Using Native Americans As Team Mascots is from Five Thirty Eight.
On use of the “n word”:
The N-Word is an impressive interactive from The Washington Post.
Politics and the African-American Human Language appeared in The Atlantic.
Who Can Use The N-Word? That’s The Wrong Question is from NPR.
Today’s n-word lesson went well. Here’s my reflection and some resources, too 🙂 https://t.co/nx1CLEiXYj
— Lorena Germán (@nenagerman) November 1, 2017
Good teachers use the N-word is by Andre Perry.
Many white women ask me what do when the n-word comes in up their novels or instruction. We know the deficit ways this has been taught- here is what I would say to my students as an ELA teacher. pic.twitter.com/vGBSgCpGgf
— Gholdy Muhammad (@GholdyM) February 27, 2021
Good column highlighting ‘no’ as the answer ——— Is there ever a reason to hear the ‘n-word’ in the classroom? https://t.co/9nFmAuGpJc
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 10, 2022
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 2, 2015
Remember this after Katrina? The difference between “looting” and “finding” is often black and white pic.twitter.com/nZoaP0KJ2l
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) August 29, 2017
5 images about being black in America http://t.co/fweVlQAa6H
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 9, 2015
This racial double standard is on full display pic.twitter.com/zwdTcBiNBA
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 25, 2018
I guess sometimes it’s a meltdown and other times it’s just arguing a strike 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/I3ZyxBMzGT
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 8, 2018
Race & Media:
— TIME Ideas (@TIMEIdeas) June 12, 2015
Examining Our Own Attitudes On Race
What I Hear When You Say Code Words is a useful online series of videos from PBS.
Here’s how they describe it:
One phrase. Many interpretations. Explore the history of code words and their effects on all of us to this day from unique and differing perspectives.
Here’s another PBS video on the same topic:
Segregation In America is a very impressive interactive website documenting – in multimedia – the history of…segregation in the United States. It was just unveiled by the Equal Justice Initiative, who last year released an equally impressive site on Lynching In America (see Google Supports Development Of New “Lynching In America” Interactive).