Social Justice Resources

Continued learning and grappling is very important to how Beth Emet engages in our advocacy work.

If you are looking for new resources, we encourage you to take a look at our Racial Justice Resources below as well as our Reparations resources.


Reparations List in 2021

Reparations: The Big Payback

Recommended by Nina Kavin

Whitney Dow, a white man and documentary filmmaker and Erika Alexander, a Black woman and actress, explain reparations in an easy-to-listen to format that’s sometimes a bit quirky but very interesting and engaging. Whitney and Erika are making a documentary about the reparations process in Evanston. I’ve known them since the first town hall in December 2019!

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NY Times Daily: A City’s Step Toward Reparations

Recommended by Matt Feldman

This is an excellent recitation of the steps leading up to Evanston’s historic resolutions to acknowledge the wrong done to its Black citizens and to pay reparations.

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A college town fired up reparations talk with $25K checks. Who’s next?

Recommended by Matt Feldman

Brief article describing Evanston’s impact on the national reparations movement.

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How the long fight for slavery reprations is slowly being won

Recommended by Nina Kavin

Excellent history of Evanston’s reparations initiative and also a broad overview of Black reparations history in general.

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Opinion: Why I Support reparations- and all conservatives should

Recommended by Nina Kavin

A conservative’s support for reparations isn’t a common position. Well worth the read.

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In Likely First, Chicago Suburb of Evanston Approves Reparations for Black Residents

Recommended by Nina Kavin

NPR report the day after Evanston’s City Council voted 8-1 to support the Local Reparations Restorative Housing Program, a discussion about how local reparations do not replace national reparations but rather are additive and important, and information and a link to Ald. Cicely Fleming’s statement opposing Evanston’s plan.

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It’s Time for U.S. Business Leaders to Talk About Reparations

By Michael Gee, July 2020

Recommended by Amy L. Memis-Foler

While this short article gives a brief perspective from author Michael Gee as to why reparations are needed, it also contains therein several other resources for further reading.

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The Case for Reparations

Recommended by Matt Feldman

This article by Ta-Nehisi Coates is foundational reading for anyone interested in reparations.

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What Happened When Evanston Became America’s First City to Promise Reparations

Recommended by Matt Feldman

This article (co-authored by a former Evanston resident and Second Baptist Church member) is a well written summary of the Evanston reparations movement.

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Why White Jews Should Understand Why Black Americans Need Reparations Now

Recommended by Matt Feldman

A personal articulation of how one person came to believe that Jews should support Reparations

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The Union for Reform Judaism’s Statement on Reparations

Recommended by Matt Feldman

This nicely articulates the Judaic case for supporting reparations

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Evanston Policies and Practices Directly Affecting the African American Community, 1900 – 1960 (and Present)

Recommended by Matt Feldman

There is excellent and detailed background supporting Evanston’s decision to acknowledge damage and pay reparations to its Black citizens.

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Resurfacing the Conversation About Reparations

URJ Blogpost

Recommended by Matt Feldman

Articulates background and support for Reparations

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House Bill; H.R. 40

Recommended by Matt Feldman

This is the text of H.R. 40, the bill introduced in the House of Representatives. This bill has been introduced in every session of the House of Representatives since 1989. This year, it went to markup and passed out of the Judiciary Committee for the first time.

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City of Evanston Website: Evanston Local Reparations

Recommended by Nina Kavin

Lots of information about Evanston reparations work.

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Evanston Reparations Community Fund

Recommended by Matt Feldman

This is a non-profit fund governed by the Reparations Stakeholders Authority of Evanston and administered by the Evanston Community Foundation.This provides a vehicle for those members interested in providing financial support to reparations in Evanston.

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The National African American Reparation Commission’s 10-Point Reparations Plan

Recommended by Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler

Many people think that Reparations means only the giving of money. It is so much more than that. This resource from The National African American Reparation Commission highlights 10 points of reparations connected to housing & wealth generation, education, health & wellness, and so much more.

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The Religious Action Center’s Reparations Site

Recommended by Matt Feldman

The site is regularly updates with opportunities to learn about reparations.

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Historic Vote on HR-40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans

Recommended by Nina Kavin

Watch the historic hearings in the House Judiciary Committee from April 16, 2021 as members debate HR 40 and then pass it 25-17. This was a historic first ever vote on reparations in the United States Congress.

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First Evanston Town Hall on Reparations — December 11, 2019

Recommended by Nina Kavin

A historic night in Evanston when Danny Glover and leaders of the national reparations movement gathered at First Church of God to discuss the passage of Evanston’s reparations resolution–first governmental entity to pass reparations in the country.

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Vice TV: How a City in Illinois Made History With Reparations

Recommended by Nina Kavin

Great short piece about Evanston’s reparations initiative

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H.R. 40 Is Not a Symbolic Act. It’s a Path to Restorative Justice.

The conversation surrounding reparations is underway and the U.S. government must take a leading role

By Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Recommended by Nina Kavin:

Rep. Lee has taken over the work of shepherding HR40 since John Conyers passed away. He had introduced the bill every single year from 1989 to 2017. This year, in April 2021, HR40 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee for the first time, a historic win on the way toward Reparations becoming a reality in the US.

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Reparations and the History of Economic Injustice: Nikole Hannah-Jones and Robert Reich

Recommended by Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich engage in dialogue about the economic injustice in our country from a race lens. Hannah-Jones focuses on the wealth gap between Black and White people. She helps explain the difference between wealth and income. Through an historical context she elucidates how the wealth gap began and continues today.

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Understanding Reparations: A Three-Part Series

A YouTube Educational Series

Recommended by Matt Feldman

An excellent educational series sponsored by the URJ

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Racial Justice Resources Compiled in 2020

Our clergy and members of our community recommend the following racial justice resources to learn, grow, and show up for ourselves and each other: Check back periodically, as we will keep adding more titles.

1619

By The New York Times

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“An audio series about the history of how slavery has transformed the U.S. and the experience of Black people in this country for the last 400 years.”

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Code Switch

By NPR

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“Hosted by journalists of color, it addresses the issues of race in a frank and engaging manner.”

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Dissect – Lemonade

By Beyonce (Season 6)

Recommended by: Maia Volk, Previous Director of Youth Programs

“A powerful analysis of one of the most important records of the last decade. Dissect traces how Beyonce connects her personal hardships to inherited trauma and oppression in connection to her race and gender.”

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Hidden Brain: The Mind of the Village

Recommended by: Michael Orenstein, Beth Emet Member

“Hidden Brain just does a great job with stuff like this. After listening, you will have a good idea of what implicit bias, how it is measured, and its impact on society.”

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On Being Podcast, ” Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence”

A conversation with Resmaa Menakem

Recommended by: Judy Caplan, Beth Emet member and Chair Social Justice Advocacy

“All the On Being podcasts produced by Krista Tippet are good, but this one is super-amazing. In this powerful conversation therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem shares the impact of systemic racism on our bodies and nervous systems. Drawing on recent scientific findings, Resmaa talks about how the trauma of race impacts us on the cellular level. Resmaa introduces the notion of “White-body supremacy trauma” which he defines as a trauma that we all – including white identified individuals, communities and systems – integrate into our bodies and structures. He speaks of the need to address this trauma directly. This discussion deeply moved me — not only in my mind but also in my gut.”

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Seeing White

Recommended by: Bekki Harris Kaplan, Executive Director

“‘Seeing White’ is a 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works. I found it to be a gripping podcast, that for me was eye opening, starting with the history of race – the very invention of whiteness in legal terms in the U.S. What I found fascinating is that the information is conveyed through true stories, historical anecdotes, quotes, guest scholars and lecturers, legal decisions, and includes interesting follow up banter at the end of each podcast with an old friend of the host, John Biewen. A must listen!”

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Animal Farm

By George Orwell

Recommended by: Cantor Rabbi Kyle Cotler

“It’s a short, easy read which remains as relevant today as it was when it was published in 1945. I first read it in middle school and now that I am older, I appreciate the Orewell’s prose so much more. The book’s focus on how a cult of personality and enforced reign of terror lead to the downfall of a thriving society creates a stark parallel to events around the world.”

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Between the World and Me

By Ta Nehisi Coates

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“Written as a letter to his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates explains to his son what it’s like to be a Black man in America. It’s a poignant, brutally honest, and heart-breaking read.”

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The Color of Water, A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother

By James McBride

Recommended by: Bluma Stoller, Beth Emet Member and Adult Ed Teacher

“The Color of Water, A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother By James McBride, Winner of the National Book Award Riverhead Books, 1996 This is a fascinating memoir that alternates between the story of this Black son and the story of his mother, a complex white woman who left her abusive Jewish family, embraced the Black Church, raised twelve Black children, and never spoke of her background or race. The author’s search for his mother’s story and the story of what he knew and later learned about her are the core of the book. This is a well-written, loving account of his life and hers. It is a wonderful book and has captured my desire to read James McBride’s subsequent writings.”

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The Fire Next Time

By James Baldwin

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“Published in 1963, James Baldwin’s insights about race in our country are still as insightful today and speak to this moment in our country’s history.”

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Homegoing

By Yaa Gyasi

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“This beautifully crafted and page turner of a novel follows the parallel paths of two sisters from the Gold Coast of Africa and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. It illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken captive and those who stayed in Africa.”

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How to be an Anti-Racist

By Ibram X Kendi

Recommended by: David Futransky, Beth Emet Member and Community Educator on Racism

“Profound book on shaping an anti-racist society.”

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Just Mercy

By Bryan Stevenson

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“It tells of how Bryan Stevenson established the Equal Justice Initiative to help those, especially in Alabama, who are on death row. It’s also been made into a feature-length film.”

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The New Jim Crow

By Michelle Alexander

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“Legal scholar Michelle Alexander writes that many of the gains of the civil rights movement have been undermined by the mass incarceration of Black Americans in the war on drugs. Although Jim Crow laws are now off the books, millions of Black people arrested for minor crimes remain marginalized and disfranchised, trapped by a criminal justice system that has forever branded them as felons and denied them basic rights and opportunities that would allow them to become productive, law-abiding citizens.”

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

By Toni Morrison

Recommended by: Paul Peterson, Beth Emet Member and Chair of the Beth Emet Racial Justice Committee

“Writers offer us the gift of seeing and feeling how it is to live in someone else’s shoes, and Toni Morrison was a great writer. Less often, they give us the opportunity to peer into their thought processes. The essays in this book provide insights into a first-class mind on topics of race, but also not-race. This opportunity is not to be missed.”

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

By Zora Neale Hurston

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved 1937 classic is a love story told with wit and wisdom through the eyes of a Black woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams. It is the story fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston’s masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published – perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.”

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Waking Up White

By Debby Irving

Recommended by: Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler

“This book changed my life. I learned much about my own privileges and behaviors. It also helped me realize that I must perpetually work at combating my own racist tendencies and biases.”

Recommended by: Jessie Macdonald, Beth Emet Member and Chair Environment Climate Action Committee

“Debbie Irving’s book was a jolt to my psyche, excruciating to read at times, but impossible to put down. I cringingly saw myself in so many of the pages—a person who’s always been involved in organizations that help others, particularly homeless people, refugees, abused and neglected children. I’ve been on many boards that try to recruit people of color and yet in spite of my trying, I have no close friends who are people of color. Irving’s book is written as a memoir—it’s her story, but I believe it’s universally true for all white people. She doesn’t hit you over the head with accusations, but gently leads you to understand why and how we white folk are part of the overarching racism inherent in our systems. This is a book we all need to read, think about and discuss. ”

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White Fragility

By Robin DiAngelo

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’. White fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage with issues of race more constructively.”

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The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Recommended by: Karen Isaacson

“If you’re looking to better understand the concept of reparations, this is worth the time … and changed my view. Ta-Nehisi Coates takes the reader (or listener) thru the systemic economic, political and historical practices that limited Black access to home ownership, education inequality, fair legal treatment. Lots of Chicago references. Wraps up with a comparison to German reparations post WW2.”

Recommended by: Nina Kavin, Beth Emet Member and Co-Founder of ‘Dear Evanston’

“Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article, The Case for Reparations, was published in the Atlantic in 2014, two years before Donald Trump became president, five years before Evanston passed the first municipal reparations initiative in the country, six years before George Floyd’s brutal murder by police officers and Covid-19, which has shined a bright light on health inequity in the United States. Now, more than ever, we Jews, we Beth Emet members, must support reparations for our Black brothers and sisters both locally by contributing to the Evanston Reparations Initiative (bit.ly/COEReparationsFund) and nationally by keeping up with HR40, the bill that establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. Coates’ piece was instrumental is starting a real national conversation about racism, oppression, and reparations in this country. Though the topic of reparations has been addressed since enslavement ended, Coates’ approach frames reparations not just as a financial debt to be paid, but as an emotional and psychological one necessary to begin healing the entire nation. ‘And so we must imagine a new country. Reparations — by which I mean the full acceptance of our collective biography and its consequences — is the price we must pay to see ourselves squarely. … What I’m talking about is more than recompense for past injustices — more than a handout, a payoff, hush money, or a reluctant bribe. What I’m talking about is a national reckoning that would lead to spiritual renewal.'”

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Evanston’s Road to Reparations

By Bryan Smith

Recommended by: Robyn Gabel, Beth Emet member and State Representative for the 18th District, IL

“The article, Evanston’s Road to Reparations, is a well-researched enlightening piece that describes both the work to pass the Reparations Resolution in City Council and the history of systemic racism in Evanston. By documenting the ways in which the City of Evanston’s government implemented policies to create racial disparities, it provides a narrative to justify reparations. As early as 1904 and more dramatically by the 1930’s, the article shows how banks and government policies were able to create an African American “ghetto” in the 5th ward, in overcrowded conditions, even though African Americans represented 10% of Evanston’s population. White Evanstonian’s need to understand the history of discrimination and systemic racism and how they benefitted from this system. This article will help everyone comprehend the importance of the current policy of reparations that will begin to correct past wrongs and create racial equity.”

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Marigolds

By Eugenia W. Collier

Recommended by: Abby Diamond, Beth Emet Member and BESSY board member

“This short story takes place in the time of the Great Depression in a Black community during the dust bowl. The narrators writing is beautiful and perfectly incapsulates a time that is often overlooked in terms of the Black experience. Themes of innocence, hardship, and racial inequity are brought up and I think it is a great perspective into this time period.”

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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

By Peggy McIntosh

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“In what has become a classic essay for anyone trying to understand the phenomenon of white privilege, Peggy McIntosh highlights how white people go through life unaware of the ways in which our society is constructed for them and their interests. It’s an eye-opening look at how Black people experience our society in ways different from those who are white and helps those who are white to be more aware of the oppressive experiences that Black people encounter regularly.”

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When We Know Better, We Do Better

By Ellen Blum Barish

Recommended by: Marci Dickman, Director of Lifelong Learning

“This entry is written by one of our congregants, Ellen Blum Barish. I appreciate her probing deeply into herself and her willingness to be honest about the growing we need to do and the learning we can do by listening carefully to others.”

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You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body is a Confederate Monument

By Caroline Randall Williams

Recommended by: Kathy Kaberon, Director of Youth Family Programs

“I found this to be exceptionally powerful, bringing home the inescapable conflict between ‘honoring’ the confederacy and Black Lives Matter.”

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13th

Recommended by: Phil and Nancy Bashook, Beth Emet members and PDAT volunteers

“The film charts the explosive growth in America’s prison population, which continues to enslave Black people. It’s a riveting documentary that illustrates how the treatment of Black people today perpetuates the racism and discrimination written into the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The amendment abolishes slavery except for those who are incarcerated. This movie helped us understand why racism is imbedded in American culture. It dramatically explains how many large corporations and political leaders use their influence to create government policies and laws to sustain immoral treatment of people of color. We very highly recommended this film.”

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“This movie explores the Black Panther Party and its significance to the broader American Culture, its cultural and political awakening for Black people. Having grown up with a negative impression of the Black Panthers, I found this moving enlightening because it portrays a complex and many-sided movement. It illustrates both the strengths and weaknesses of the party as well as the brutal suppression of it and the murder of its leaders by the FBI.”

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Brother Future

Recommended by: Alan Teller, Beth Emet member

“A powerful film about a street kid who finds himself transported back in time to the Civil War era. It dramatically shows what life must have been like, the changes that have occurred since then and the work that still needs to be done. Some fabulous scenes and contrasts. A memorable and affecting work.”

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The Danger of a Single Story with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Recommended by: Lisa Levine, Beth Emet Member and Chair of the Social Action Committee

“In this 20-minute TED Talk, author and speaker Chimamanda Adichie eloquently explains how the power of stories matter and impacts one’s perspective on humanity. She explains the danger of having a single story about a place or a person and how media, power, and cultural folklore all play a part in why single stories persist even though they are inaccurate and incomplete.”

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I am Not Your Negro

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“A documentary about the brilliant and articulate teachings of James Baldwin about race in America. It is told through footage of James Baldwin and his relationship with Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.”

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Interview between Marcus Campbell, principal of ETHS, and Robin DiAngelo

Recommended by: Rabbi London

“This hour-long interview of Robin DiAngelo by ETHS principal, Marcus Campbell, is a compelling discussion of white fragility—what it is, how to recognize it, and how to deal with it so that it will not hinder the necessary work of racial justice.”

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Race: The Power of an Illusion

Recommended by: Rabbi London *Note: Beth Emet has a copy of the DVD’s”

“This three-part video series on race in our country was used as the basis for an excellent course taught at Beth Emet by David Futransky and Wendy Yanow a number of years ago. It explores how theories about Black inferiority have infiltrated our society and how policies towards the Black community have limited their upward mobility and ability to accumulate wealth.”

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eLesson: Unconscious Bias

By Microsoft

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re:work Unbiasing

By Google

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Recommended by: Mark Schoenfield, Beth Emet member and Chair of the Israel Committee

“Our brains process about 98% of information unconsciously, which is skewed by cultural stereotypes stored in the unconscious part of all of our brains, causing unconsciously biased reactions and decisions by people who think they are not racist or biased in other ways. These two free online training programs can teach you to recognize and counter unconscious racial and other biases. While focusing on workplaces, the training is applicable to all aspects of life. Understanding and countering unconscious bias is critical to move into a more just society. ”


Listen, Learn, & Act

By the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington

Recommended by: Max Antman, Facilitator of Intersection of Jewishness and Whiteness Conversation

“It is full of really helpful information. Part of Beth Emet’s social action mission has always been to be an active partner with people of other cultures, races and faiths. In this moment we have seen dozens of lists and compilations of resources to learn, grow, and show up for ourselves and each other.”

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Racial Justice Resources Compiled in 2016

Part of Beth Emet’s social action mission has always been to be an active partner with people of other cultures, races and faiths. In keeping with that goal, we offer this list of resources you may find useful to explore.

Body and Soul

Directed by Oscar Micheaux (1925)

Imitation of Life

Directed by Douglas Sirk (1959)

Shadows

Directed by John Cassavetes (1959)

Sapphire

Directed by Basil Dearden (1959)

Skin

Directed by Anthony Fabian (2009)

Little White Lie

Directed by Lacey Schwartz, James Adolphus (2014)

White People

Directed by Jose Antonio Vargas (2015)

The Interrupters

Directed by Steve James (2011)

Dope

Directed by Rick Famuyiwa (2015) (some sex and drugs, so not for more sensitive viewers)

Chi-Raq

Directed by Spike Lee (2015) (some sex and drugs, so not for more sensitive viewers)

A United Kingdom

Directed by Amma Asante (2016)

Loving

Directed by Jeff Nichols (2016)

The Birth of a Nation

Directed by Nate Parker (2016)

13th

Directed by Ava DuVernay (2016)

Non-Fiction

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

Negroland: A Memoir

By Margo Jefferson

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

By Beverly Daniel Tatum

Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan A Stevenson

Colour Bar

By Susan Williams

Writing My Wrongs

By Shaka Senghor

The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, and Why

By Jabari Asim

The Color of Water

By James McBride

Black, White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self

By Rebecca Walker

Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil

By W.E.B. Du Bois

The Sweeter the Juice

By Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

Men We Reaped: A Memoir

By Jesmyn Ward

Citizen: An American Lyric

By Claudia Rankine (essay and poetry)

We Are Who We Say We Are: A Black Family’s Search for Home Across the Atlantic World

By Mary Frances Berry

Bad Feminist

By Roxanne Gay

Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to be Black Now

By Touré

Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity

By Ytasha L. Womack

Black Skin, White Masks

By Frantz Fanon

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

By Michael Eric Dyson

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

By Debby Irving

Fiction

The Sellout

By Paul Beatty

The Sympathizer

By Viet Nguyen

Drown

By Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

By Junot Diaz

Caucasia

By Danzy Senna

A Lesson Before Dying

By Ernest J. Gaines

The Good Lord Bird

By James McBride

Lost in the City

Bby Edward P. Jones

The Known World

By Edward P. Jones

All Aunt Hagar’s Children

By Edward P. Jones

Serious Men

By Manu Joseph

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

By Ntozake Shange

Reuben

By John Edgar Wideman

Middle Passage

By Charles Johnson

Claire of the Sea Light

By Edwidge Danticat

The Underground Railroad

By Colson Whitehead

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

Salvage the Bones

By Jesmyn Ward

How ‘Privilege’ Became a Provocation

By Parul Sehgal, The New York Times Magazine

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On the Death of Sandra Bland and Our Vulnerable Bodies

By Roxane Gay, The New York Times

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Who Owns Black Pain?

By Zadie Smith, Hapers Bazar

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Ta-Nehisi Coates at the 2015 Chicago Humanities Festival

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Shaka Senghor

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Campaign Zero

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The Longest Shortest Time episode #116: How to Not (Accidentally) Raise a Racist

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