A great list of resources!
Rosa Finnegan, 102, reflects on changing her ideas about race.
There have been quite a few good articles about the problem of racism and white centering among White feminists. If you are not familiar with the current conflict, Ani DiFranco has been criticized for planning a songwriting workshop (since cancelled) at a former plantation in Louisiana. In addition to the lack of sensitivity to the issue of slavery, history, and ongoing racism, DiFranco has been criticized for how the situation was handled after the fact. This post is a good one for those of us who are white to read, examining how we can address our own racism, including what to do when we have inadvertently offended someone (with a great comparison with an accidental physical injury).
Two sisters — one looks white, the other black. Here’s what happened when they went to the store. Spoiler alert: they weren’t treated the same way.
“My best friend at 9 was white — but interracial friendships later became a struggle. Here’s why everything changed.”
LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow) and Tim Wise describe how different their experiences have been in interactions with police based on race.
- LeVar Burton explains his ritual to prevent being shot by police (rawstory.com)
- Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton’s New Lesson: How Not to Get Shot by the Cops (colorlines.com)
- LeVar Burton explains his ritual to prevent being shot by police (realnewsnow.com)