Anti-Racist Resources

Hi Friends of Public Schools – below are resources cultivated by leaders/members of your union ❤

Internal Resources

Join the Book Club – What’s Up Wednesdays 

Book Club Flipgrid

Books & Media

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir – by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele |  Loyalty Bookstores

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – by Robin DiAngelo  |   Loyalty Bookstores

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness – by Anastasia Higginbotham  |  Loyalty Bookstores

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You – by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi  |  Loyalty Bookstores

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climateby Naomi Klein (book and documentary)

“Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate” – by Naomi Klein |  The Nation

The Autobiography of Malcolm X – by Malcolm X with Alex Haley  |  Loyalty Bookstores

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – by Michelle Alexander  |  Loyalty Bookstores

A People’s History of the United States – by Howard Zinn  |  Loyalty Bookstores

Between the World and Me – by Ta-Nehisi Coates  |  Loyalty Bookstores

“The Pandemic Is the Right Time to Defund the Police” – by Melissa Gira Grant  |  The New Republic (recommendation by Nina Pande)

“The Broken Policing System” – Hasan Minhaj  |  The ins and outs of why it is so difficult to sue cops and how their union offers protection (recommendation by Teresa Parkinson)

“The answer to police violence is not ‘reform.’ It’s defunding. Here’s why” – by Alex S Vitale  |  The Guardian

Websites to Learn

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Zinn Education Project 

Sankofa – Black-Owned Bookstore

A World Without Police (recommendation from Carlos Pérez)

Scaffolding Anti-Racist Resources

Taking Action

Stop trying to operate in isolation when working to create systemic change. Find an anti-racist collective and work with other people. Starting your own thing never works. Work WITH other people. There are already enough organizations doing real good work. Public school workers who’ve avoided joining the union, I’m looking at you–NEA.org/join”  – Turquoise LeJeune Parker

In addition to organizing with the educator’s union, I recommend organizing with and/or supporting the organizing happening at Durham for All. The organization is a multiracial, cross-class progressive movement led by people of color and working-class people that takes strategic action to mobilize at the ballot box and in the streets towards a Durham that meets and holds the needs of all of its people. You can donate here. You can become a sustaining member here. You can sign up to take action here.” – Lisa McCool-Grime

Donating to bail funds

bail funds

 

BYP100 Durham Demands Release of Incarcerated People in Durham County Jail (recommendation by Nina Pande)

EmancipateNC – Working to end racialized mass incarceration in NC, leading a lawsuit demanding that incarcerated people be released from North Carolina prisons due to COVID-19 (recommendation from Nicholas Graber-Grace)

National Lawyers Guild – Coordinating Volunteer Lawyers (recommendation from Nicholas Graber-Grace)

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