5/27/21: LCPS Equity Partner “Racial Equity Tools” Releases “New Resources” for Teachers and Students for May 2021

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Staying the Distance
New Resources – May 2021

Dear RET Community,

As we reflect this week on George Floyd’s life and legacy, the #BlackLivesMatter movement becoming the largest movement in U.S. history and galvanizing millions to end state-sanctioned violence, and witnessing D. Chauvin being found guilty, we share a quote we posted last year in June, from Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures Lab and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter:

“Ending police violence is a long game. It takes organizing. Protest to up the ante. Public and private pressure. Electoral organizing strategies. Telling new stories about us and what we are fighting for. … We gotta stop looking for easy answers and instead join the hard work… This is a marathon that no one wants to run.”

We believe in our collective strength to dismantle the system of white supremacy and systemic racism. We believe in our radical imagination to dream a just liberatory future. We believe transformation is possible through our interconnected and movement building community work, our enduring commitment to racial justice, and our love and compassion for our shared humanity.


Today we are sharing 93 new resources, ranging from a few classics to articles with fresh thinking and analysis to recently released tools and reports. These resources showcase the brilliance of so many individuals and organizations. We encourage you not only to explore the resources but to learn more about the people and organizations involved—and don’t forget to support them too!

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  • The Glossary continues to be one of the top pages people access. [NEW] Many terms there now have a link to Related Resources so you can easily learn more about a topic. (In PDF, see asterisks and 4-page addendum.)
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In solidarity,

Shakti Butler, World Trust Educational Services
Sally Leiderman and Stephanie Halbert Jones, Center for Assessment and Policy Development
Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates

New Racial Equity Tools Resources

Afrofuturism – Amplifying Black Futures and Voices: A Resource for Change Workers
Laura Burney Nissen, Social Work Futures

‘BIPOC’ Isn’t Doing What You Think It’s Doing
Andrea Plaid and Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, Newsweek

The Inadequacy of the Term “Asian American”
Li Zhou, Vox

The Origin of the Phrase “Women of Color”
Loretta Ross, SisterSong; Western States Center

Everyday Discrimination Scale
David R. Williams, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Decolonizing Curriculum and Pedagogy
Kahérakwas Donna Goodleaf et al., Concordia University Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Ideology of White Supremacy: What Lies Beneath
Scot Nakagawa, We Fight the Right

The White Republic and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Bob Wing, Organizing Upgrade

The Difference Between Allies and Co-Conspirators
Bettina Love

Divorcing White Supremacy Culture
Tema Okun

The GOP’s ‘Critical Race Theory’ Obsession
Adam Harris, The Atlantic

The War on Critical Race Theory
David Theo Goldberg, Boston Review

An Accessibility Checklist for Virtual Events
Yabsera Faris, The Communications Network

Transcending Jewish Trauma
Jo Kent Katz et al.

Palestine, Zionism, and Racial Justice: An Introduction

Organizing for Racial Justice: A Timeline
Alyssa Smaldino and Hafizah Omar, Living Cities

Richmond’s African Burial Ground
Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project

Solidarity Should Be the Basis of White Anti-Racism, Not “Allyship”
Nick French, Jacobin

Freedom Song: Interviews from Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965
Curated by Michelle Kelley, American Archive of Public Broadcasting

To Build the Post-Pandemic Future, We Must Imagine Radical Alternatives
Stellan Vinthagen, Resistance Studies, Waging Nonviolence

International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024
United Nations

Fatal Force: Police Shootings Database, 2015-2021
The Washington Post

Rent Debt in America: Dashboard
National Equity Atlas

How Maps Can Help Fight Racism and Inequality
Derek H. Alderman and Joshua F.J. Inwood, YES! Magazine

Contemporary White Antiracism
The Cross Cultural Solidarity History Project

Anti-Racism Resource Guide: Why Co-Conspirators?
Tufts University

Colonization Reading List
Nick Timmerman, H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online

Black Lives Matter: Anti-Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Dorlee Michaeli, SocialWork.Career

Pandemic Reflections Blog Series
Put People First! PA

The Survivors: Stories of People Released from ICE Detention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 Principles for an Antiracist, Equitable State Response to COVID-19 — and a Stronger Recovery
C. Sanders, M. Leachman, and E. Williams, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

Addressing Anti-Asian Hate and Violence
John Landesman et al., EquityMatters!, MCPS Equity Initiatives Unit 
PLAN Contextualizing Anti-Asian Violence in Atlanta
Su Choe, YES! Magazine

The Rising Tide of Violence and Discrimination Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Women and Girls
D. Pillai, A. J. Yellow Horse, and R. Jeung, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

How the Foster System Has Become Ground Zero for the US Drug War
Movement for Family Power (MFP)

In Search of Reparatory Justice: A Child-Family Welfare Act for Black Descendants of Captive and Enslaved Africans in the U.S.
Stephanie Franklin, National Association of Counsel for Children, The Guardian

upEND Movement

Nurturing Resistance & Joy in Black Children

Shuumi Land Tax
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, Led by Urban Indigenous Women

The Bitter History Behind the Highways Occupied by Protesters
Olivia Paschal, Facing South

The Emerging Movement for Police and Prison Abolition
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker

The Chauvin Verdict, Ma’Khia Bryant’s Killing and Why We Must Resist Settling for the Breadcrumbs of Justice
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, The African American Policy Forum (AAPF)

Building the Social Justice Architecture for Impact Investing
Millard “Mitty” Owens, Nonprofit Quarterly

Campaign for Fiscal Equity
Alliance for Quality Education (NY)

This College Admissions Season, Let’s End the Odious, Racist Practice of Recommendations
Melody Moezzi, NBC News

Re-Imagining Outcomes-Based Funding: Using Metrics to Foster Higher Education Equity
The Education Trust

A Call to Build Trust and Center Values in Foods Systems Work
S. Anderson, K. Colasanti, N. Didla, and C. Ogden, Center for Regional Food Systems, MSU

Creating Community Controlled, Deeply Affordable Housing: A Resource Toolkit for Community Activists & Allied Community-Based Housing Developers
Peter Sabonis and Zachary Murray, et al., Partners for Dignity & Rights

Encuentro: Defending Migrant Rights Across the Americas
Maria Hinojosa, Manuel Pastor, et al., USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute (ERI)

Solidarity Not Charity – Grantmaking in the Solidarity Economy
Nati Linares and Caroline Woolard, Grantmakers in the Arts

Indigenous Ways of Giving + Sharing: Indigenous-led Funds Landscape Scan Report
Itoah Scott-Enns, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP)

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Is a Collective Responsibility. Reparations Are a Solution.
Jen Ford Reedy and Edgar Villanueva, USA Today

The Cross Cultural Solidarity History Project

Still Fierce, Still Fighting: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Priscilla Huang et al., National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

Community Safety in Tumultuous Times
Ejeris Dixon, The Forge

Just Healing Resource Site

The Voting Rights Alliance

Building an Ecosystem of Support for Local Governments to Advance Racial Equity
Julie Bosland, Living Cities

We Were There: Reckoning with Living Cities’ History on Race
Shannon Jordy and Jeff Raderstrong, Living Cities

Putting Equity at the Heart of Our Mission: A Snapshot of PPGNY’s Journey
Fiona Kanagasingam, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

Calling In Not Calling Out
Loretta Ross, Wang Symposium, Pacific Lutheran University

Ending White Supremacy Culture: A Resource for Naming What We Mean When We Say Community
Hafizah Omar, Living Cities

History Shows That Sustained, Disruptive Protests Work
Kevin A. Young, YES! Magazine

Power, Regeneration & Wholeness
Miriam Zoila Pérez, Move to End Violence

Liberatory Design: Mindsets and Modes to Design for Equity
T. Anaissie, V. Cary, D. Clifford, T. Malarkey, S. Wise, et al., Liberatory Design

Highlander Research and Education Center
ACT Race and Healing: A Body Practice
Resmaa Menakem with Krista Tippett, The On Being Project

Guide to Trauma-Informed De-Escalation During Actions and Protests
Open Table Nashville

Why Ongoing Power Building Matters and How Every Nonprofit Can Do It
Louisa Hackett and Mohan Sikka, Nonprofit Quarterly

Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD)

Southerners On New Ground (SONG)

A Leadership Pedagogy for Women of Color Organizers
Trish Adobea Tchume and Aida Cuadrado Bozzo, et al., Calling In & Up

We Power Policy Toolkit
S. Noor, A.K. Rogers-Wright, and A. Giancatarino, et al., We Power Policy

Conflict Resolution with Power and Privilege in Mind
Amy Benson and Kad Smith, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

Movement and Space: Creating Dialogue on Systemic Racism from the Modern Civil Rights Movement to the Present
Camille Jackson and Jeff Sapp, et al., Civil Rights Memorial Center, SPLC

Connecting Public Dialogue to Action and Change
Sarah L. Campbell, et al., Everyday Democracy Workbook

Generational Differences in Racial Equity Work
Dax-Devlon Ross, Nonprofit Quarterly

Solidarity Stories
National Asian American Leaders Table, Working Group on COVID-19 Racism

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Equity Tool
City of San Antonio

10 Ways to Make Executive Leadership Searches and Transitions Better and More Equitable
Vu Le, NonProfit AF

REIA: Racial Equity Impact Analysis: A Process for Change
Tanya Cromey et al., City of Minneapolis, Division of Race & Equity

Anti-Racism Roadmap for Everyday Action
N. Ncube, P. Okundaye, et al., Matrix360

The African American Policy Forum (AAPF)

Laws & Life in the Deep South
SPLC Action Fund

500 Years of the Racial Wealth Gap: A Timeline
Megan McGlinchey and Alyssa Smaldino, Living Cities

Creating Cultures and Practices for Racial Equity
Nayantara Sen and Terry Keleher, et al., Race Forward

Young Palestinians Are Changing Old Geographies
Mahmoud Muna, openDemocracy

Young Indigenous Organizers Are Taking the Fight Against Oil Pipelines to Biden
Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence

Waging Nonviolence

The Real Reasons Many Organizations Are Still Unable to Diversify Their Board, Staff, Fundraising Committees, Etc.
Vu Le, Nonprofit AF

Decolonize Your Board
Natalie A. Walrond, Stanford Social Innovation Review
EVALUATE Shifting the Evaluation Paradigm: The Equitable Evaluation Framework (EEF)
Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI) and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)

Racial Equity Data Lab 
National Equity Atlas

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