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Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism: e-Resources at MCC Library

“What is the impact of not being valued? How do you measure the loss of what a human being does not receive?”
Patrisse Khan-Cullors,
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race

Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City

Beyond Discrimination: Racial Inequality in a Post-Racist Era

Mourning in America : Race and the Politics of Loss

Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Black Lives Matter

In 2013 in Sanford, Florida, vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin. As a result, the struggle against police violence flared up under the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and turned into one of the biggest grassroots movements in the United States. This film interviewed co-founder Patrisse Cullors about the various forms of violence against black citizens, and why resistance is essential.

TEDTalks: David R. Williams—How Racism Makes Us Sick

Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system—and offers hopeful examples of programs across the U.S. that are working to dismantle discrimination.

The Talk: Race in America

This film documents the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. Distributed by PBS Distribution.

The New Jim Crow

Race, Place, and Suburban Policing : Too Close for Comfort

Reproducing Racism : How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage

Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy : Denaturalizing U.S. Racisms Past and Present

Uprooting Racism - 4th Edition : How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

Good White People : The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism