Introduction to Anti-Racist Resources
by Amy Minervini
The readings, links, and videos are merely starting points for reading, learning, and discussing topics related to civil rights, social justice, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police represented all that was wrong in society and seemed to be the breaking point for millions of Americans and people from all over the world. The issue of racial injustice is not going away anytime soon, and it’s a priority issue for 2020 voters. According to a CNN poll, “With 42% of Americans calling race relations extremely important to their vote for president this fall, the issue now stands on par with the economy and health care near the top of campaign issues,” writes CNN polling director Jenn Agiesta (Dezenski, 2020).
The resources in this chapter give you jumping off points to do further exploration and research. At the end of this introductory page, you will find a glossary that helps to define some of the important terminology involved in matters of racial equity and in doing the hard work of anti-racism education through writing, petitions, protests, and activism.
Within this chapter, you will find:
- Key Figures, Moments, and Movements
- Historical Sources
- Scholarly Articles and Professional Essays
- Contemporary Issues and Popular Articles
- Advocacy Organizations and Initiatives
- Cultural Humility
- Video Resources
Glossary & Resources