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Abrahams, M. (2020, June 4). I am racist, I vow to end racism. Tricycle. Retrieved from https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/vow-to-end-racism/ 

Ali, F. (2020, June 11). Racism is a mental health crisis. Here’s how to fight it. Huffpost. Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/racism-mental-health-crisis-how-to-support_l_5ee23e58c5b63ce9facc2f41

Alexander, E. (2020, June 15). The Trayvon generation. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/22/the-trayvon-generation

Ao, B. (2020, June 25). Black trans communities suffer a greater mental-health burden from discrimination and violence. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved from https://www.inquirer.com/health/black-transgender-trans-mental-health-therapy-20200625.html

Baldwin, J. (1962, November 10). Letter from a region in my mind. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/11/17/letter-from-a-region-in-my-mind

Bragg, K. (2021, March 18). ‘We keep it alive in our culture’: The legacy of U.S. policy, violence against Asian American women. The 19th. Retrieved from https://19thnews.org/2021/03/legacy-us-policy-violence-against-asian-american-women/

Brockell, G. (2021, March 18). The long, ugly history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/18/history-anti-asian-violence-racism/

Cadet, D. (2020, May 28). Your black colleagues may look like they’re okay – Chances are they’re not. Refinery29. Retrieved from https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9841376/black-trauma-george-floyd-dear-white-people

Cargle, R. E. (2019, November 21). How to talk to your family about racism on Thanksgiving. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a25221603/thanksgiving-dinner-conversation-how-to-talk-to-family-about-politics/

Cargle, R. E. (2019, April 16). Why you need to stop saying “All Lives Matter.” Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a27075028/black-lives-matter-explained/

Cargle, R. E. (2018, October 16). How racism and patriarchy is taught at school. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a23732907/school-history-teaching-children-racism-patriarchy/

Cargle, R. E. (2018, August 16). When feminism is white supremacy in heels. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a22717725/what-is-toxic-white-feminism/ 

Clifton, D. (2014, September 27). 10 simple ways white people can step up to fight everyday racism. Everyday Feminism. Retrieved from https://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/non-racist-white-person/ 

Cowan, J. (2021, March 19). Looking at the rise of anti-Asian racism in the pandemic. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/us/anti-asian-racism-pandemic.html

Dowd, T. (2020, June 19). Black therapists have been working overtime since the police killed George Floyd. Vice. Retrieved from https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dyz3xq/black-therapists-have-been-working-overtime-since-the-police-killed-george-floyd

Garcia, S. E. (2020, June 17). Where did BIPOC come from? New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-bipoc.html 

Glass, K. (2020, June 10). The pandemic’s mental health impact is dangerous for new moms. Especially black mom. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/06/10/new-mothers-are-high-risk-coming-mental-health-crisis-especially-black-mothers/

Gonsalves, K. (2020, June 22). How to talk to parents about racism: 7 recommendations from therapists. Retrieved from https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-talk-to-your-parents-about-racism

Guzmán, M. (2016, March 30). Black farmers in Detroit are growing their own food. But they’re having trouble owning the land. The World. Retrieved from https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-03-30/black-farmers-detroit-are-growing-their-own-food-theyre-having-trouble-owning

Hannah-Jones, N. (2020, June 26). What is owed. New York Times Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/24/magazine/reparations-slavery.html

Jefferson, H., Neuner, F. G., & Pasek, J. (2020, June 10). Black Americans support the Floyd protests. Whites are divided. Here’s why. Retrieved from https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/black-americans-support-floyd-protests-whites-are-divided-here-s-why

Lester, N. A. (2020, June 16). “No, I am not OK.” Thanks for asking. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/no-i-am-not-ok-thanks-for-asking

Lincourt, T., Ross, R. & McCloskey, C. (2021, April). Restorative justice in Indian Country. APA Division 18. Retrieved from https://www.apadivisions.org/division-18/publications/newsletters/public-service/2021/04/justice?_ga=2.170105568.1397476899.1635180418-1941462950.1632425397 

Lopez, G. (2016, July 11). Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different way. Vox. Retrieved from https://www.vox.com/2016/7/11/12136140/black-all-lives-matter

Kendi, I. X. (2020, May 12). Who gets to be afraid in America? The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/ahmaud-arbery/611539/

Mason, B. (2020, June 10). Making people aware of their implicit biases doesn’t usually change minds. Buts here’s what does work. PBS NewsHour. Retrieved from https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/making-people-aware-of-their-implicit-biases-doesnt-usually-change-minds-but-heres-what-does-work

Morris, N. (2020, June 12). The emotional impact of watching white people wake up to racism in real-time. Metro. Retrieved from https://metro.co.uk/2020/06/12/emotional-impact-watching-white-people-wake-racism-real-time-12839920/ 

New York Times. (2020, June 13). A discussion about how to reform policing. New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/13/magazine/police-reform.html

New Yorker. (2020, June 14). Kadir Nelson’s “Say Their Names.” The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cover-story/cover-story-2020-06-22 

Noor, P. (2020, May 31). Being black while in nature: ‘You’re an endangered species.’ The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/31/being-black-while-in-nature-youre-an-endangered-species 

Rice, J. (2020, June 21). The difference between first-degree racism and third-degree racism. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2020/06/three-degrees-racism-america/613333/

Silverstein, J. (2019, December 20). Why we published the 1619 project. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/20/magazine/1619-intro.html

Strazewski, L. (2020, June 8). Why police brutality is a matter of public health. American Medical Association. Retrieved from https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/health-equity/why-police-brutality-matter-public-health

Teaching Tolerance. (2014). Teaching about race, racism and police violence. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/moment/racism-and-police-violence 

Van der Valk, A. (2019). You and white supremacy: A challenge to educators. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/summer-2019/you-and-white-supremacy-a-challenge-to-educators

Venkatraman, S. (2020, June 11). How to talk to your Asian immigrant parents about racism. NBC News. Retrieved from https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/how-talk-your-asian-immigrant-parents-about-racism-n1229411

Wallis, C. (2020, June 12). Why racism, not race, is a risk factor for dying of COVID-19. Scientific American. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-racism-not-race-is-a-risk-factor-for-dying-of-covid-191/ 

White, G. B. (2020, June 16). How did we get here? The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/06/atlantic-reader-race-and-racism-us/613057/ 

Willoughby, V. (2020, January 13). On being comfortable with discomfort: Tiffany Jewell explains what it means to be anti-racist. School Library Journal. Retrieved from https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=tiffany-jewell-anti-racism-childrens-nonfiction-author-interview

Websites & Working Documents

Academics For Black Lives

Black Lives Matter

Dismantling Racism Works Web Workbook 

Flicker, S. S., & Klein, A. (2020, May). Anti-racism resources. Retrieved from bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

National Museum of African American History & Culture, & Smithsonian Talking About Race

Stamborski, A., Zimmermann, N., & Gregory, B. (2020, June 12). Working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/preview?fbclid=IwAR07P5jr-wBuol4un29KhSlUXrTU944a2B6G5gR9h2Tmfo10n0i_3MqS0Ew&pru=AAABcp6W6LY*oTKMdqyOHxx_3-BqiLiKWg 

Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University. 12th Street Detroit: Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest. Retrieved from https://projects.lib.wayne.edu/12thstreetdetroit/


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