“I can’t believe I’m gonna say this,” he replied, “but I see hope. I see progress right now.” For those of us who read Mr. Coates, this is not his usual stance. The author of Between the World and Me on why this isn’t 1968, the Colin Kaepernick test, police abolition, nonviolence, and the state, and more.
A thoughtful resource list that scaffolds anti-racism resources for white people and provides a framework for white identity recognition and development. Includes Stages, Resources, and What To Do Next. Author credits listed.
This is particularly useful as a curated list of diverse media (appropriate for high school+).
Anti-Racism & Jewish Resources: A collaborative document including suggestions and edits by Gabby Switzer, Jared Jackson, Ikenna Maduno, Gavi Welbel, Hannah Joy Sachs, Hannah Isaacs, Trudy Morse, and many more.
Justice in June: Compiled by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace (joint Twitter @Autumn_Bry) with engagement options divided by 10/25/45 minutes per day.
Dr. Koach Frazier, a black Jew, was one of Avodah’s featured speakers. Posted by Rabbi Micah Shapiro of Penn Hillel: “As a Jewish community, we must not stay silent for so many reasons, just one being the profound presence of black Jews in Jewish life. My colleague and teacher Koach Baruch Frazier puts into melody what words are unable to express: communal resilience, collective grief, determination for a country that doesn't trample over black and brown bodies.”
Ben & Jerry’s
An example of what corporations are capable of if they are willing to take a stand. Teaching and learning with these resources can be powerful for teens and adults (and lovers of ice cream).
Chava Shervington and Yoshi Silverstein discuss race in Jewish education and steps Jewish educators can take to make Jewish learning environments open and welcoming to students of all backgrounds. Chava is board member and past president of the Jewish Multiracial Network and Yoshi is founder and executive director of the Mitsui Collective.