• Robert Jensen: The Color of the Race Problem is White

    In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois suggested that the question white people so often want to ask black people is, How does it feel to be a problem? This program turns the tables and recognizes some simple facts: Race problems have their roots in a system of white supremacy. White people invented white supremacy. Therefore, the color of the race problem is white. White people are the problem. White people have to ask ourselves: How does it feel […]

     
  • James Cone: White Supremacy and Christianity

    Trinity Institute’s Bob Scott talks with theologian James H. Cone about race, religion and violence.    

     
  • Leo Chavez: Why Immigration Reform Is So Difficult: Latinos as Threat in the Media

    Speaker Leo R. Chavez is a Professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine and Director of the Center for Research on Latinos in a Global Society. Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines.  

     
  • Freedom School 2010: Racial Microaggressions

    Do we really know when we are engaging in racist behaviors? Many people assume they understand racism and know how to recognize and avoid racist behaviors. However, modern-day racism is more subtle and unconscious than we often understand–and we good and well-intentioned individuals are often engaging in these subtle but harmful behaviors of which we are completely unaware. Such behaviors can negatively affect our friendships, our work relationships and our work with future mental health clientele, students, business clients, or […]

     
  • Facing Race: Rinku Sen, Tim Wise, Van Jones, Maria Teresa Kumar

    From Facing Race 2010′s closing plenary, held on Saturday September 25, “Popularizing Racial Justice: Building Clarity, Unity and Strategy to Move us Forward.” Amidst a climate of racist populism, how do we popularize racial justice? How can we jumpstart the real race conversation and transformation needed? What are we learning and what do we still need to figure out? What analytical and strategic connections can move us forward together? Key leaders weigh in on the discourse and direction we need. […]

     
  • Racism: A History

    “Racism: A History” is a three-part British documentary series originally broadcast on BBC Four in March 2007. It was part of the season of programs broadcast on the BBC marking the 200th anniversary of the Slave Trade Act 1807, a landmark piece of legislation which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire. The series explores the impact of racism on a global scale and chronicles the shifts in the perception of race and the history of racism in Europe, […]

     
 

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    Racial Equity Learning – Power Analysis: From Cracking the Codes

    Clip from the film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity used in Racial Equity Learning Module on Power Analysis. More info @ www.crackingthecodes.org.  

  • Joy DeGruy in Cracking the Codes: Understanding the System

    Joy DeGruy in Cracking the Codes: Understanding the System

    In this story from Cracking the Codes: Understanding the System, a film from World Trust, author and educator Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege to stand up to systemic.  

  • David Sirota: White Privilege and Mass Shootings

    David Sirota: White Privilege and Mass Shootings

    In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting, David Sirota appeared on CNN to discuss the racial double standard evident in the way America reacts to crimes committed by white men. When white guys commit violent crimes, their transgressions are individualized. But when people of color commit violent crimes, their transgressions are unduly projected onto whole demographic groups. This double standard, he argued, is an expression of white privilege.  

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  • PBS Malcolm X Documentary: Make It Plain (1994)

    PBS Malcolm X Documentary: Make It Plain (1994)

    The 1994 PBS documentary on the life of Malcolm X.  

  • Barbara Trepagnier: Silent Racism

    Barbara Trepagnier: Silent Racism

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  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad: The Condemnation of Blackness

    Khalil Gibran Muhammad: The Condemnation of Blackness

    “Muhammad’s book renders an incalculable service to civil rights scholarship by disrupting one of the nation’s most insidious, convenient, and resilient explanatory loops: whites commit crimes, but black males are criminals. With uncommon interpretive clarity and resourceful accumulation of data, the author disentangles crime as a fact of the urban experience from crime as a theory of race in American history. This is a mandatory read.” — David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize–winning author  

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    Ee’da Brahim: Fade to White

    Enlightening spoken word piece on color consciousness by Ee’da.  

  • Jay Smooth: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

    Jay Smooth: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

    Jay Smooth is host of New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM in NY, and is an acclaimed commentator on politics and culture.

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  • Freedom School: Living through the Guilt – Being White in America

    Freedom School: Living through the Guilt – Being White in America

    Growing up in privilege is not without its drawbacks. Being of European descent often means having to confront a past that is riddled with abuses of those who ‘got in the way’. There are several options open to a white person. The most popular is deliberate ignorance of the past coupled with a utopian belief that we live in a post racial world. The other option seems to be all too depressing: unremitting guilt. This session provides a third way […]