This post is part of our ongoing series on the relationship between racism and homeownership.
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
– Maya Angelou
When it comes to breaking the patterns of systemic racism in our society, and in our housing industry, we know there is much work to be done. One way to start is by learning, together.
The following is a list of resources hand-selected by the Framework and Keep employees, partners, and friends. It’s a starting point that we hope will offer insight, perspective, and an opportunity for all of us to reflect on why learning — and sometimes unlearning and learning anew — is so critical to our growth as a human race.
“11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality,” Brittany Wong for HuffPost, 2020
“The American Nightmare,” Ibram X. Kendi for The Atlantic, 2020
“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” Peggy McIntosh for Peace and Freedom Magazine, 1989
American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton, 1993
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015
Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States, Kenneth T. Jackson, 1987
How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, 2019
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown, 2018
So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo, 2019
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi, 2017
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander, 2020
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele, 2018
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, 2018
White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism, Paula S. Rothenberg, 2015
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum, 2017
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reddi Eno-Lodge, 2019
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