One of the indicators of Radically Reimagined Relationships is a Commitment to Equity & Justice, which we define as, “Individually and collectively, the school community advocates for equity for all groups and justice for all individuals. The school recognizes the dignity of each person and their right to find challenge, joy, and purpose in their lives.” Before individuals and groups can find challenge, joy, and purpose, they first must be given the opportunity to live, and I don’t mean that in any grandiose fashion. They have to be able to breathe.
Black and Brown people are suffering and dying every day in our White supremacist culture: from lack of adequate health care, from lack of access to quality food and education, and far too often at the hands of police. If you're looking for some ideas of what to read to deepen your anti-racism work, here is a collection of some of the pieces I've found helpful.
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How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
Understanding White Privilege by Frances E. Kendall
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
"The American Nightmare" by Ibram X. Kendi
"White Fragility and the Rules of Engagement" by Robin DiAngelo
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh
"Welcome to the Anti-Racism Movement: Here's What You've Missed" by Ijeoma Oluo