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Learning is an ongoing process for all of us and as we continue to engage in conversations around institutional racism; power and privilege; white allyship; intersectionality in understanding identity and the importance of continuously educating ourselves, we are sharing a list of important resources that have been compiled by students, faculty and staff over the years. While this is not an exhaustive list, it contains readings, videos, and podcasts that help provide a framework for our work on anti-racism at Hampshire.
Pedagogy of the oppressed (pdf)
Black People Aren’t Making Things Up: The Science Behind ‘Racial Battle Fatigue’
A Letter From a Black Scholar
The black radical tradition
Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics
Why We Wear our Crowns: The Passion of Audre Lorde
Racist graffiti under investigation at Jackson State
Black at Higher Education (pdf)
"An Examination of the African American Experience of Everyday Discrimination and Symptoms of Psychological Distress"
'Angry black woman' stereotype harms careers
My Feminism Is Black, Intersectional, and Womanist – And I Refuse to Be Left Out of the Movement
Black Women Deserve Elite Educations Too
4 Reasons It’s Oppressive to Discuss Gender and Sexuality Without Naming Race
Study Shows Women and Minorities Are Punished for Speaking Up About Workplace Diversity
When Greeting Others
Powerlessness and Anger in African American Women: The Intersection of Race and Gender (pdf)
African American Women in the Workplace: Relationships Between Job Conditions, Racial Bias at Work, and Perceived Job Quality (pdf)
The Loud Silence When Trans Women of Color Are Killed
Black, Trans and Proud
State of Emergency Continues for Trans Women of Color
Millions of black students attend public schools that are highly segregated by race and by income
5 Ways It's Hard to Be Queer and Black in the Workplace
Racial Battle Fatigue
'Racial Battle Fatigue' Seems to Fuel Anxiety Disorder Among African-Americans
Feeling Like A Tourist: Being Black In New England
The covert racism that is holding back black academics
Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good
4 Reasons Why Being Pro-Black Isn’t the Same as Being Anti-White
Working While Black
Why Aren't More African Americans Opening Up About Their Mental Health?
Wearing My Afro Is Always a Political Act
The Dehumanization of Black Children: Tamir Rice, Kalief Browder and Dajerria Becton
National Black Disability Coalition
This Is the Perfect Illustration of Why Microaggressions Hurt
How to Ask Someone About Their Ethnicity Without Being an Asshole
4 Popular Complaints About Campus Activism That Are Totally Misguided
The Cost of Balancing Academia and Racism
UNLV students confront administrators with diversity demands
#BlackOnCampus: Black Students Share Their Experiences With Racism at Predominantly White Institutions
Fighting Godzilla: Tackling racism on campus
Black Liberation on Campus, 2015?
The D Word: When Words Lose/Lost Meaning
America's Extreme Need for More Black Male Educators
10 Things NEVER to say to a black coworker
What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties & Casual Racism
Why "Well-Meaning" White People are the worst
10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism
When You Become the Oppressive "Ally": Asians, Anti-Blackness, and Accountability
On Power & Privilege Denial, and "Hurt Feelings" in Social Justice Work
How To Be A Better Ally: An Open Letter To White Folks
18 Books Every White Ally Should Read
7 Reasons Why Your Two Week Trip To Haiti Doesn’t Matter: Calling Bull on "Service Trips"
US Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says
Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person
10 Defensive Reactions to White Privilege That Make No Damn Sense – But Are Super Common
Congrats! You Recognize Your Privilege…And?
White Fragility Is Racial Violence
10 Quotes That Perfectly Explain Racism To People Who Claim They’re Colorblind
"On Being White… and other lies" - James Baldwin (pdf)
When White Women Cry: How White Women’s Tears Oppress Women of Color (pdf)
Unveiling White Privilege - Larasa Report (pdf)
"What Do You Mean By Whiteness?: A Professor, Four Doctoral Students, and a Student Affairs Administrator Exploring Whiteness" (pdf)
3 Reasons We Cannot Cater to White Friends Who Say 'I'm Not Racist'
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
White Silence by Robin DiAngelo
8 Things White People Really Need to Understand About Race
How To Explain White Privilege Exists: 7 Common Arguments, Debunked
A Guide to White Privilege for White People Who Think They’ve Never Had Any
Be Less Racist: 12 Tips for White Dudes, by A White Dude
Why intersectionality can’t wait
Free books on race, gender, sexuality and class that are bound to get you woke
The Souls of Black Folks - W.E.B. Du Bois (pdf)
Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon (Details the psychological effects of colonization on Black men and women, as well as the oppressors) (pdf)
What Is White Privilege? Here's What People On The Street Have To Say
Concerned Student 1950
What Being Black is like on a College Campus
Fuck I Look Like?
3 Ways to Speak English
A Black Girl Was Asked Why She ‘Talks White’ You Wont Expect Her Answer
White Guilt or Responsibility?
White People (Official Documentary)
Post Traumatic Slave Disorder
Color of Fear
White Like Me
Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer
"Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities" Lecture
Race: The Power of an Illusion
The Unequal Opportunity Race
Online Dating When You’re a Person of Color
Black Female Voices: Who is Listening - A public dialogue between bell hooks + Melissa Harris-Perry
No Fats, No Femmes
White People | Official Full Documentary | MTV
What is Pretty?
Soul Food, Sex, and Space (Interview with Nikki Giovanni)
How to be a Better White Ally (Another Round Podcast)
Intersections by New Republic
Anti-oppression link round-up on Hampedia, compiled by professor Susana Loza.
Anti-Racism and Decolonization Studies: Readings, compiled by Hampshire College librarians (Hampshire login required).
Self-Education & Self-Preservation at Hampshire
Resources for independent and collective learning, teaching, and movement support.