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Remembering John Lewis
"Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr.
An open letter to clergymen, encouraging them to participate in the Civil Rights Movement out of a moral duty to take direct action against unjust laws.
"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Coates describes the generational economic legacy of slavery and the reasons America will not have equality until it is addressed.
"The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This essay looks back at The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, or the Moynihan Report, for its 50th anniversary.
The Biggest Lie in the White Supremacist Propaganda Playbook: Unraveling the Truth About ‘Black-on-White Crime'
From the Southern Poverty Law Center, this article examines the way Black criminality has been used to uphold white supremacy throughout American history.
"Allies of Whiteness" by Rafia Zakaria
This article focuses on publishing but makes clear points applicable to the larger United States. It examines performative allyship that upholds white supremacy.
"Why The 'I Don't See Color' Mantra Is Hurting Your Diversity And Inclusion Efforts" by Janice Gassam
Article in Forbes that explains the way "colorblindness" actually hinders antiracist efforts because it ignores systemic racism and White supremacy.
"When white women practice the politics of polite, the violence of nice"
From Real Talk: WOC & Allies, this article examines the way politeness can lead to complicity in white supremacy.
"Why we need to call out casual racism" by Luvvie Ajayi
An article highlighting the ways small acts of everyday racism supports white supremacy.
"Dear white people and non-Black people of color: Get comfortable being uncomfortable" by Elicia Gonzales
This article from the executive director of the Women's Medical Fund discusses how the work for racial equity will inherently be uncomfortable for White people and non-Black POC.
"How we think about the term 'enslaved' matters" by Nell Irvin Painter
This article is part of The Guardians series on the 400th anniversary of enslaved people being brought to the United States.
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