Race

Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism

This site includes a downloadable PDF and many helpful links, as well as audio episodes.

TED talk: The urgency of intersectionality

Talk summary: "Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice."

Creating a Diversity Scholarship Program for Your Conference

This article highlights all the many things that help contribute to having a more diverse event. The step by step process is a good reminder of why we need to think about those various things.

Subtle Forms of Racism to Avoid in Science Fiction/Fantasy

The author talks about racism through the lens of writing science fiction & fantasy, but covers topics that apply beyond fiction.

Privileged

White pro basketball player wrestles with questions or privilege, guilt, and responsibility. A great read and very accessible for sharing with people new to these ideas.

Double Jeopardy? Gender Bias Against Women in Science

Academic report about gender and racial bias in STEM fields. Intersectional study of barriers in STEM fields.

Project Implicit - Implicit Association Tests

Much of the conversation around diversity presupposes that people are not always consistent in what they believe. While a person may work to consciously believe in racial equality--for example, due to their upbringing, friendships, experiences, or any number of factors--they may unconsciously carry around negative associations and stereotypes about a particular group.

But how can we recognize what our own biases are?

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

PDF essay excerpted from Working Paper 189. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account
of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies" (1988), by Peggy McIntosh.

Good Black News

Good Black News is a website that writes articles about Black people doing good throughout the world. Articles often focus on people who have made a difference on their communities at a local scale, but also cover nationwide or worldwide initiatives from companies or governments.

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