SUMMARY: An accessible personal narrative that explains how the way we tell our personal stories is a reflection of our understanding of racism. We really like how Vischer expertly strips back the layers of his own personal story and how that fits in with the overall system in the United States.
KEY QUOTE: “We built a system to favor ourselves. And it worked amazingly well. Every generation of my family has benefited from the color of our skin. Every generation. It didn’t stop with the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn’t stop with Brown v. Board of Education. And it still hasn’t stopped today.”
DID YOU KNOW? We have distilled the media we have curated into five guided learning paths to help you learn about racism in your preferred learning style.
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Although the anti-critical race theory rhetoric didn’t really begin in earnest until 2020 (hint: an election year), the groundwork was being laid back in 2018 by evangelicals on blogs, speeches, and sermons. Reporter Andre E. Johnson traces the roots and motivation of white evangelicalism becoming obsessed with opposing CRT.Read more
ARTICLE: I’ve Been a Critical Race Theorist for 30 Years. Our Opponents Are Just Proving Our Point For Us
Co-editor of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement Gary Peller says that the vehement backlash against critical race theory makes is readily apparent why critical race theory is needed. Using simple, real world examples Peller details how CRT can help analyze social practices (policing, education) and how they are affected by racism.Read more
Priest Tish Harrison Warren argues that the church’s response to racism should be different then the worlds – we should be able to admit systemic racism while also moving past the guilt and shaming of others and ourselves. We love the both/and worldview of this article.Read more