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Resources to Continue Learning about the Systemic Racism Present in Society


As we continue to prepare for another semester and enjoy our summer plans, we cannot forget about the Black Lives Matter movement that was sparked again only a few short weeks ago. It is important to continue the difficult conversations about racism with friends and family, simply because having the option to have these conversations is a privilege in itself.


In continuing these conversations, it is also important to continue learning about the root of oppression and racism. I have compiled a list of resources from podcasts to books as I continue to learn about this important issue. I plan to continue doing my own research. There is no shame in admitting when you do not know something or are learning something new. I will continue learning about the systemic racism that is ingrained in every aspect of our lives.

Podcasts:

Presented by The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, this podcast jumps into difficult conversations regarding civil and human rights challenges individuals face every day. They offer a range of episodes based on different topics from justice reform to education, policing, and more.

This podcast presented by Crooked Media explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with a unique take on the news. In the episodes, they focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.

‘1619,’ a podcast from The New York Times, examines the history of slavery and the systemic impacts that it has made on modern-day society.

This weekly podcast by NPR explores conversation about race and how it impacts every part of our society. This podcast is a great way to begin the discussion and explore how your daily life is impacted by race.


Books/Readings: