TidBits

“Colonialism. Slavery. Civil Rights. Police Brutality. Why do we need to know all this? And what does it have to do with dismantling white supremacy? Colonialism paved the way for slavery. Slavery was abolished, but the prejudices in the people who owned those slaves still remained, so we need to overhaul civil rights. The laws were changed so that the public could be charged for hate crimes – but police officers are allowed to walk free after abusing and killing black people. Racism continues throughout these instances in different forms; when we manage to dismantle it in one place, it appears somewhere else.” (Source)

Systemic (or Institutionalized) racism is not a bipartisan issue. The use of the word “systemic” refers to the current operating system that dictates reality. The system itself wasn’t built to accommodate justice for all. Our SYSTEM holds democrats, republicans, those without party affiliations, etc. Systemic racism affects all parts of our reality regardless of the labels that we use to organize ourselves. Today, I’ll just be sharing tidbits of information.

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Source: A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing, Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D.

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“The system you wish to dismantle resides within you – and the rest of us, too. The culture you wish to dismantle resides within you – and the rest of us, too.” Andréa Ranae (Photo Source)

Sources:

First Set of Slides (Source)

Second Set of Slides (Source)

Third Set of Slides (Source)

Fourth Set of Slides (Source)

Books and Media Resources:

Read It

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Me and White Supremacy by Laila F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olua

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper

Why I No Longer Talk to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Watch it

13th, Netflix (Click on this link and it will take you to the full feature on YouTube)

The Black Power Mixtape, Amazon

I am Not Your Negro, Amazon

When They See Us, Netflix

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Netflix

Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory

Malcolm X, Netflix

Time: The Kalief Browder Story, Netflix

Who Killed Malcolm X, Netflix

LA 92, Netflix

 


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