The Garum Factory is closed today to mark the passing of George Floyd and to acknowledge what animates so many people protesting right now: George Floyd did not have to die.
Jody and I have been reading and listening and – when invited – helping. We didn’t curate the list which follows. We know about half the books. Our children, by contrast, have read most of the works on this list and quite a bit more. Pick one book, any of them. Even a single book is a slippery slope.
We’ll be back with a terrific cherry compote next week. If you want to pretend that the world has gotten back to normal, nothing will stop you. For our part, we hope that it never goes back to normal again.
Ken and Jody
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin
- The Broken Heart of America by Walter Johnson
- The Education of Black People: Ten Critiques, 1906 – 1960 by W.E.B. DuBois
- For additional book recommendations, please see a suggested list by Ibram X. Kendi
- Seeing White Series a 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America
- Code Switch news viewed through the lens of race and identity
- The 1619 Project, an unprecedented attempt to understand the legacy of enslavement on society as seen by the New York Times.
- NYTimes: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas
- VOX:The Intersectionality Wars by Jane Coaston
- The Atlantic: Who Gets to Be Afraid in America by Ibram X. Kendi
- Washington Post: We must confront the inconsistent laws by Sherrilyn Ifill
- Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
- The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
EXPORE POLICY SOLUTIONS
ORGS TO FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Advancement Project @advancementprojet
- Advancement Project @advancementprojet
- Color of Change @colorofchange
- Justice Teams Network @justiceteamsnetwork
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund @naacp_ldf