Recognizing that our community needs time to process all that has happened and prepare for concerted action in the fall, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion has provided resources to help you, your families, and communities put this in context at your own pace over the summer. The resources below include short articles, videos and books.

Videos and websites:

Black Lives Matters Summer Read List:
http://guides.lib.lawrence.edu/c.php?g=765553&p=7627935

Understanding race:
http://sparqtools.org/raceworks-videos/ 

https://www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm
 
Interview with experts:
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/authors-robin-diangelo-and-ibram-x-kendi-on-how-to-become-aware-of-privilege/#x

Greater Good Science Center antiracism resources:
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/antiracist_resources_from_greater_good
(This resource has many good, accessible articles that reference research directly.)

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) resources:
https://www.splcenter.org/20150125/speak-responding-everyday-bigotry

Imagine Fox Cities Conversations on Race resources: 
https://imaginefoxcities.com/conversations-on-race/

Podcasts:

Whiteness:
https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/ (Episode 2 is especially recommended.)
 
Race and policing:
https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5ucHIub3JnLzUxMDMxOC9wb2RjYXN0LnhtbA/episode/ZTRmMDg1ODItZDJhYS00MmRkLWE1M2ItOWU4NmVjZGM4OTVh?hl=en&ep=6

Articles:

Privilige:
(It is recommended that the first two articles in this section be read together.)
https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf
 
https://www.champaignschools.org/sites/default/files/meetings/add_docs/Explaining%20white%20privelege%20to%20a%20broke%20white%20person.pdf
 
History:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
 
Allyship:
https://www.vox.com/2020/6/2/21278123/being-an-ally-racism-george-floyd-protests-white-people
 
https://everydayfeminism.com/2013/11/things-allies-need-to-know/
 
https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Books:

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

How to Be an Antiracist

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Make Your Home Among Strangers

(This is a novel. The other books are nonfiction.)

A list of Black-owned bookstores you can shop online