for anyone interested in general books that have helped me and some of my friends confront #whiteprivilege and #racism, here's another book list. following the recommendation of a black colleague, this is one way we can celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth in a lasting a tangible way -- my list is short, so any personal recommendations here are absolutely welcome as well ❤️ 📚 http://a.co/eIb9xb9
@jason thank you!
These 2 have been important for people in my circles recently:
@trip thank you!! ❤️ 📚
@sarahwright thanks for that list. There are some on there I didn’t know about. Maybe I will send that onto my (Presbyterian minister) uncle who recently posted on fb that there were more white slaves sold/ oppressed by the Ottoman Empire than black slaves in the US, somehow negating that story or experience. I don’t even know where to begin with that one...
@sarahwright Seems like a good list! A lot of those are already on my reading lists, but I don't have much time to read physical books so I've been looking for them in audio form.
@sarahwright great list thank you. Just finished Standing Your Ground by Kelly Brown Douglas and it is mind blowing.
@sarahwright thank you for sharing this great resource!
@sarahwright Thank you for sharing. Due to work, I’m a tired-eyed audible addict. Currently listening to Fiery Trial (Eric Foner)
Nearly short circuited my brain by alternately listening to The Souls of Black Folk (W.E.B. Dubois) and Between The World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates) over a few weeks.
@sarahwright i would add White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
@sarahwright I’m have a vulnerability hangover over my previous post... 😕
@TTracy oh no! Don’t worry! A CW might be good on that post or ones like it in the future but I SO appreciate your honesty and believe other would as well. I’m so sorry I hadn’t been on here sooner! And I can totally relate to the feeling of a vulnerability hangover. How are you feeling now?
@TTracy I get that for sure. Sometimes I post and then get a sinking feeling and then have to remind myself that this community is committed to being intrinsically different. I’m still unsure on what requires a CW as well. We’re all learning together 💕
@TTracy @sarahwright been there done that. You are with gracious people here. We are all learning. I look back and cringe at what I thought I knew a year ago. Today I look forward and what I’m doing today that will make me cringe a year from now. At some point we just own that we are learning. Humility too.
@TTracy we’re all totally at different places based on our life experiences. You’re doing the work, being refreshingly honest and that’s what is SO important. Thank you for sharing and for being so real about this. 💗
@sarahwright Stamped from the Beginning is perfect for anyone interested in history. It is so detailed yet accessible. I am slowly working my way through it. There is a lot to process!
@Emilie thank you! Another friend suggested it as well — definitely going on the list! 💗 📚
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