Note: Part of anti-Blackness is rooted in erasing the contribution of Black individuals and communities. This landing page is just that: a page to compile the amazing resources that have been created. If you use them, please credit the people/groups behind the work. I will do my best to continue updating this page. If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know. [Last updated: June 9, 2020]
WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON?
Police brutality, racism, anti-Blackness cannot be decontextualized. They are not singular incidences and we are constantly in history that is in the making. Sadly, most of us have not had the education we ought (despite great teachers or fun schools, etc…. or not) and even more sadly, most of our history textbooks are diluted in writing about the (continued) atrocities of the U.S. So...
THE POLITICS OF LANGUAGE: LOOTING, RIOTS, & VIOLENCE
HOW TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER AND BLACK COMMUNITIES
And Speaking of Learning and Unlearning...
BLACK (HISTORY) LESSONS WE PROBABLY MISSED
ASIAN AMERICANS AND ANTI-BLACKNESS
SCAFFOLDED / INTRODUCTORY RESOURCES TO LEARN & UNLEARN
AND... LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR EDUCATION SYSTEMS
Also, given that my research looks at institutional responses to racism, I wanted to leave the statement from the American Studies Association here because this is how you write a statement.
A NOTE ABOUT FORMAT: Similar to my thoughts and tensions in creating the Covid landing page, I recognize that this post is constructed (as a curation of resources) means it should actually be housed within the "Out-Sourced" webpage and not here under "Me-Sourced." However, I designed out--sourced as a static page where the content is not updated, in the ways that this page does. Like most of my website, I'll probably create a more optimal solution (later) but in the meantime, thank you for your flexibility as I continue to reflect on where different content should be placed on this site. And again, as a reiteration from my note at the beginning of this post, when using any of these documents, please try to cite/credit the sources and creators who put in the labor~
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