Food for Thought

Welcome to our resource page.  Here you will find some of our favorite videos, talks and lectures on inspiring change and understanding structural racism.  We recognize that this is just a beginning and that this is a journey.  We look forward to sharing this journey with you!  

Links and Articles

'I'm either too black or not black enough': One teenager's experience

Cultural Agility - Dr. Dietra Hawkins

“White Fragility” Robin DiAngelo

Racial Equity Tools

Does Diversity Training Work the Way It’s Supposed To?

Be Less Racist: 12 Tips for White Dudes by a White Dude

New York Times: 1619 Project

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. In this talk, he discusses the sometimes thorny territory of how we discuss issues of race and racism, offering insightful and humorous suggestions for expanding our perception of the subject. Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Christiane Amanpour speaks with former Obama advisor Van Jones and Mark Holden, general counsel for Koch Industries, about the successful effort to pass criminal justice reform.
Bill talks with Douglas Blackmon about "neo-slavery" in the aftermath of the Civil War and through the 1940s. (Show 211)