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Inclusiveness and Diversity

Resources to Help with America’s Racial Crisis
By Mike Pulsifer
Posted on 9/15/2020 10:29 AM

Resources to Help with America’s Racial Crisis

Each month Penn’s Village’s Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee will post four resources to help our members and friends be more informed and aware, and perhaps even inspired to action, concerning the racial biases in each of us and in our society and the resulting inequities, past and present. These resources, recommended by Lori Dumas and Mike Pulsifer, will represent different mediums, different perspectives and experiences, and diverse authors.


October, 2020


Book
: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Kendi weaves a fascinating combination of ethics, history, law and science with his own personal story of awakening to the racism within himself and American society.  With his transformative concept of antiracism he points us beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.


Podcast
: Brene Brown’s interview with Ibram X. Kendi 

https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-ibram-x-kendi-on-how-to-be-an-antiracist/

This podcast will be the focus of an interactive panel discussion sponsored by Penn’s Village on October 15th at 4 pm. It features a conversation between Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Brene Brown, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas, where they talk about Kendi’s groundbreaking approach to inequality through uprooting racism in our society and in ourselves.


Article
: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

This essay by Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, focuses on the phenomenon of white privilege and how to recognize it.


Film
: Hidden Figures available On Demand on FXM

This award winning 2016 film is a biographical drama about the Black female mathematicians at NASA who cross gender and race barriers to help launch astronaut John Glenn into space.