Saturday, June 13, 2020

Archive of Resources for Teaching about BLM movement and nationwide protests

Black Lives Matter: What We Believe

Policing in America:

One of the best documentaries of the militarization of policing in America and its racist/class-based focus. The entire film is from the perspective of law enforcement and the filmmaker is the son of a decorated swat officer - stunning inside view of 21st Century policing in America:
Do Not Resist ["Do Not Resist documents, from the perspective of the police, their view of the social unrest following the shooting and killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, 2014, against a backdrop of the routine and escalating use of military tactics and high-powered weaponry by local police forces throughout the United States in the past two decades. Military equipment deployed throughout the Middle East returns home to be used against the citizenry. Local police recruitment and training is awash in military commandments backed by views of escalating ‘righteous’ violence and sadism. Meanwhile curfews are imposed, along with frivolous drug raids and incessant racial profiling. The voices of concerned citizens ignored. What is the cultural and technological trajectory here?"]  This conversation with the director Craig Atkinson after a screening is equally enlightening.

FBI classification of what is a hate crime.

Public Books archive of writings concerning police brutality

Dukes, Georgina. "When My Beautiful Black Boy Grows from Cute to a Threat." All Mom Does (May 11, 2020)

Mass Incarceration:

["13th explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States, as titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which purported to abolish slavery throughout the United States and end involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. The film contends that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the American Civil War through criminalising behaviour and enabling police to arrest poor enslaved people and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans by disenfranchisement, lynchings and Jim Crow; politicians declaring a war on drugs that weighs more heavily on minority communities and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of people of colour in the United States. 13th examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, discussing how much money is being made by corporations from mass incarcerations."]

Racism and Anti-Racism:

Daniel Immerwahr: History of US Empire

55 minutes, but well worth it. A.C. Thompson's "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville"

Douglas Blackmon: Slavery by Another Name

Equal Justice Initiative [Archive for the founder Bryan Stevenson and the EJI website is loaded with resources - check out the Our Work section.]

Films About Black Power (Thought Maybe)

History of Eugenics

How White Nationalism Became Normal Online (18 mins)

["In 1979, author and activist James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House, which was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But eight years later, Baldwin died, leaving behind 30 completed pages. I Am Not Your Negro is a film of the book that was not finished, offering an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin’s crucial observations on race relations in the United States, with a flood of rich archival footage. The film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter, questioning black representation in the United States and beyond." You can watch I Am Not Your Negro here.]

Malcolm X: The Bullet or the Ballot [Introduction to and an audio version of]

Mayer, Danny. "Tom Turner, Part 1." North of Center (January 17, 2020) [Mayer is a BCTC Humanities professor who has been researching and documenting lynching sites/history in Fayette County as part of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice's  Community Remembrance Project.    Mayer has also been doing a series called Travel with Jo on youtube and episode #5 is on gentrification in Lexington's northside

More Syllabi/Archives/Resources:

ASC Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice Teaching Resources

Black Perspectives (blog of the African-American Intellectual History Society)



William J. Barber II: Protestant Minister/Poor People's Campaign/Political Science/Public Policy

Performative Arts:

I'm Not Racist by Joyner Lucas
(This is tough, but powerful... have to watch to the end. Does have curse words & harsh language)

This is America by Childish Gambino

Formation by Beyonce (USA: Melina Matsoukas, 2016: 3 mins and 26 secs)


Jamesetta Tambah
May 29 at 12:52 PM

Hello Friends and Loved Ones,

I wanted to post on my page this list I have complied from my own reading, and with the help of the amazing individuals God has placed in my life, to help anyone who wants to be more educated on the racial events that have occurred throughout our history and need help on how to take action. I hope it finds you well and it is helpful. There is obviously so many more books, articles, films, etc. that you can find, but I hope this is a start.



Resources to Help Educate Individuals on White Supremacy and Racism throughout History and a Reading Guide to Take Action to Dismantle the Systems of Oppression Against People of Color:
The Struggle of being a person of color in America

Preface: My work is now done with educating you on White Privilege, Racism, injustices, inequity, etc. Now it is your job to take the responsibility for yourself and educate yourself. I have given you ample resources to learn about the struggle of people of color and how white individuals play a part in the suffering. These resources will also help inspire you and many articles will explain how to also take action. Thank you for taking action in advance. I have listed 3 contacts that want to speak to you if you have any further questions, concerns, fears, sadness, and anger.

Thank you,

-Jamesetta Finda Tambah


Netflix films/Series:
- [ ] 13th
- [ ] When They See Us (Series)
- [ ] Fruitvale Station
- [ ] Dear White People (Series)
- [ ] Do The Right Thing
- [ ] Insecure (light comedy, that normalizes the black experience, specifically black female experience)
- [ ] Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
- [ ] American Son

- [ ] Birth of a nation
- [ ] The Hate U Give
- [ ] Imperium
- [ ] Malcolm X
- [ ] Queen and Slim
- [ ] Race the power of Illusion
- [ ] Harvest of Empire (Youtube)
- [ ] Kalief Browder
- [ ] Joan Trumpauer Muljolland
- [ ] Virginia V. LOVE
- [ ] PBS Many Rivers to Cross
- [ ] The Canary Effect
- [ ] Selma
- [ ] Hidden Figures
- [ ] Black Panther


Black identity:
- [ ] I am here - Austin Channing Brown
- [ ] New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
- [ ] I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin
- [ ] Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
- [ ] Why are ask the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria ? - Beverly Daniel Tatum
- [ ] The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
- [ ] The Racial Healing Workbook - Anneliese A. Singh
- [ ] The Blacker the Berry - Wallace Thurman
- [ ] The Autobiography of Malcolm X
- [ ] Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - Joy DeGruy
- [ ] Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
- [ ] The Minority Experience - Adrian Pei
- [ ] Do All Lives Matter? Wayne Gordon & John M. Perkins
- [ ] Backlash - George Yancy
- [ ] Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
- [ ] Ain’t I A Woman? - bell hooks
- [ ] Citizen - Claudia Rankine
- [ ] Slavery by Another Name - Douglas A. Blackmon
- [ ] Racism without Racist - Edwardo B. Silver
- [ ] All American Boys - Jason Reynolds
- [ ] Native Son- Richard Wright
- [ ] Rethinking Incarcerations: Advocating for Justice That Restores - Dominique DuBois Gilliard
- [ ] Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
- [ ] Stamped From the Beginning - Ibram X. Kendi
- [ ] When They Call You a Terrorist - Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Role of whiteness
- [ ] White Awake - Daniel Hill
- [ ] White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo
- [ ] White Rage - Carol Anderson
- [ ] Waking Up White - Debby Irving
- [ ] So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
- [ ] How to Be an Anti-Racist - Ibram X. Kendi
- [ ] Power, Privilege, and difference - Allan G. Johnson
- [ ] The Color of Compromise - Jemar Tisby
- [ ] Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad

Christian perspective
- [ ] Divided by Faith - Michael Emerson
- [ ] The Trouble I’ve Seen Changing the way the Church views Racism - Drew Hart
- [ ] Where Do We Go From here: Chaos or Community? - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- [ ] A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School - Carlotta Walls and Lisa Frazier Page
- [ ] Woke Church - Eric Mason
- [ ] Rediscipling the white church - David W. Swanson

- [ ] The 1619 Project Most everything I would suggest had been posted. For your friends who may not be into reading whole books (which I personally cannot fathom), I'd send them this podcast and this article to start: -The 1619 Project…/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html
- [ ] The Read (For people of color but could be funny to white people also , You must be open to cursing and LGBTQ rights)
- [ ] Seeing White Podcast Series
- [ ] Scene on Radio Podcast (historical series on the development of whiteness)
- [ ] 16 shots
- [ ] Pass the Mic
- [ ] Truths Table
- [ ] Code Switch
- [ ] This Land
- [ ] Pod Save the People Archives

- [ ] -The Case for Reparations…/the-case-for-reparati…/361631/
- [ ] *An audio version of this article can be found here:…/the-case-for-reparations-the-atlan…
- [ ] This link has very important and valuable information that I have passed on to several people. Specifically item #4 has several links of books you can click on.…/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-ju…
- [ ] 10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Every Day Racism…/10-simple-rules-for-being-a-non-racis…

- [ ] 75 Things White people Can Do for Racial Justice…/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-ju…
- [ ] Anti-Racism Resources for White people…/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-V…/mobilebasic

Additional resources
- [ ] Soul2Soulsisters…/
This is a group new era works with and they are local to Denver and have a lot of resources (if you don’t already know them) - Natalie


More lists:

API/Black Solidarity and Anti-Racism Resource List

Anti-Racist Efforts 2020

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