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Resources to Build Understanding of Injustice and Inequality

Jun 26 2020

 

“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.

 

Articles

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 

 

Books 

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 

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, Layla Saad, 2020 

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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 

 

Informational Links to Share 

Black Lives Matter

RaceForward.org 

Southern Poverty Law Center

 

Ways to Donate 

George Floyd Memorial Fund 

Louisville Community Bail Fund 

I Run With Maud 

Minnesota Freedom Fund 

National Bail Fund Network  

Black Visions Collective 

NAACP Legal Defense Fund 

Communities Organized Against Police Brutality 

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