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MSMS Common Read

A guide for reading MSMS' Common Read, with questions for discussion and resources for further exploration

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TedTalk: Cultural Humility | Juliana Mosley, Ph.D.

TedTalk: The Difference Between Being Not-racist and Anti-racist with Ibram X. Kendi

Aspen Institute: How to be an Antiracist - a discussion with Ibram X. Kendi how to "explore what an antiracist society might look like, how we can play an active role in building it, and what being an antiracist in your own context might mean."

Prof. Ibram X. Kendi: Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America -  From the National History Center in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program, this lecture, followed by a Q&A , Prof. Kendi talks about his book Stamped from the Beginning and discusses the ways in which we can unearth the truth of racist ideas and discredit them by understanding their history. 

Angela Y. Davis & Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Jeff Chang

Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist.  A transcript of their conversation is available. 

Code Switch is a series of "fearless conversations about race . . . hosted by journalists of color" that tackle the subject of race by discussing "how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between."

Dismantling Racism is a workbook designed to help individuals work through concepts such as assumptions, the history or race construct, the cycle of oppression, how to define racism, white supremacy culture, empowerment for people of color, and more important topics. 

Guide to Allyship: "An open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally."

How To Actually Be An Ally On College Campuses: an article that outlines 9 ways to actively be an ally for college students.

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking about Race provides "tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation."  The site includes articles about Being AntiracistRacial Identity, and Bias

Neutrality is an Oppressive Myth, or: Teaching Freshmen About Neutrality and Knowledge 

The Race & Pedagogy Journal "provides a forum to cultivate a critical discussion around the issues of teaching and race to mitigate the effects of discrimination and structural racism, and thereby, improve education for all students." 

Shut Down Academia is "an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives."  This website contains resources for readers to build on their level of understanding of anti-racism. 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh: an article that "highlights many of the ways that people benefit from white privilege and things that Black people and people of color have to think about regularly in their everyday lives."