From Just Us to Justice Resources

From Just Us to Justice



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Websites, Blogs, and Articles

What Is Tone Policing and Why Is It Wrong? by Shambhavi Raj Singh

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy Mcintosh

10 Keys to Everyday Anti-Racism by Kirsten Ivey-Colson and Lynn Turner

Redlining Means 45 Million Americans Are Breathing Dirtier Air, 50 Years After It Ended by Darryl Fears

How to Navigate Your Own Privilege by Krystal Jagoo

I’m Jewish and Don’t Identify as White. Why Must I Check That Box? by Kwame Anthony Appiah

How Textbooks Taught White Supremacy: A Historian Steps Back to the 1700s and Shares What's Changed and What Needs to Change by Liz Mineo

Redlining Was Codified Racism That Shaped American Cities And This Exhibit Shows It Still Exists by Cristela Guerra

How One Teacher's Black Lives Matter Lesson Divided a Small Wisconsin Town by Tyler Kingkade

Why BIPOC Is An Inadequate Acronym by Kearie Daniel

UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach: Unconscious Bias Training

How can we talk about structural racism and still have people listen? by Blog Moral Accounting Working Group

Race and Racial Identity Are Social Constructs by Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man


Podcasts, Radio, etc.

Breaking the Green Ceiling: A bi-weekly interview series that amplifies the voices of environmentalists from historically underheard communities including Disabled, Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, Latinx and people of color

Louder Than A Riot From NPR (multiple episodes)

From the Makers of Serial and The New York Times: “Nice White Parents” looks at the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block. (5 part series)

Teaching to Thrive: Teaching to Thrive is a podcast committed to sharing ideas that strengthen the everyday lives of Black and Brown students within our schools and communities. Each episode is aimed at empowering our knowledge for collective liberation.

Understanding Systemic Racism from Listenwise (academic podcasts for teachers—requires you create a free account)

What Systemic Racism Means And The Way It Harms Communities from Morning Edition, NPR

Black Voices in Healthcare Podcast by the acclaimed medical storytelling community The Nocturnists who, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, invited in Black medical community luminaries, Ashley McMullen, MD and Kimberly Manning, MD, to host this series about how being Black shapes medical workers’ personal and professional lives (episodes 30 mins - 1 hour)

Do The Work Podcast hosted by Brandon Kyle Goodman explores race and relationships. Each episode is an intimate conversation between two people who know each other well, and have had or are still having a struggle to cross the racial barrier

1619 A New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling (episodes 30 - 45 mins)

Black Like Me with Hacked By Dr. Demon Alivos is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.

Oklahoma To Incorporate 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Into Statewide School Curriculum

NPR Morning Edition – You Cannot Divorce Race From Immigration  journalist Rachel Martin talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas for a response to a story in The Atlantic, written by David Frum, proposing the U.S. cut legal immigration by half.

Podcast: Founded by high school teacher Jarred Amato, Project Lit is a national, grassroots LITeracy movement, a network of dedicated teachers and students who are committed to increasing access to culturally relevant books and promoting a love of reading in our schools and communities.


Short videos, medium length, and full feature

Neuroscience of Implicit Bias

Jacqueline Battalora talks about how white supremacy permeates all aspects of American society.

Robin DiAngelo’s bestselling book White Fragility has provoked an uncomfortable but vital conversation about what it means to be white. As protests organized by the Black Lives Matter movement continue around the world, she explains why white people should stop avoiding conversations about race because of their own discomfort, and how 'white fragility' plays a key role in upholding systemic racism.

A split-screen video depicting the differential in the white and black lived experience (3 minutes)

I Didn’t Tell You, a Poem for My White Friends by Norma Johnson This poem was a cry from my heart to speak on a deeper level to my white friends and to attempt to relay to them that because of race, there is a palpable difference in the way our daily lives play out. And to my friends of darker hues, I offer this gift of voice.

CBS News Analysis: Students May Be Miseducation About Black History Ibram X. Kendi reviews current history curriculum production and use across the U.S. (5 minutes)

The Disturbing History of the Suburbs by Adam Ruins Everything redlining: the racist housing policy from the Jim Crow era that still affects us today.

I'm Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much TED Talk by comedian and journalist Stella Young who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn't, she'd like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn."

How Can We Win Author Kimberly Jones gives a powerful, spontaneous, eloquent speech explaining in detail why this is happening (racism across 450 years) and the difference between protesting, rioting and looting in 2020 (7 mins)

Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man TEDx Talk Unpacking My Baggage: Re-framing Racial Identity by Abbi Van Hook to see an alternative way of looking at racial identity based on varying cultures. Reflecting on her study abroad trip to Ghana, Van Hook suggests that racial identity is a bit more complex than one might initially believe.

Growing Pains: A collaboration of three lifelong friends, they recount their very different experiences growing up in very similar situations. Nia, Lily, and Nina express their unique and similar struggles, using their voice in this story-based speaking performance. (5:05)

White Backlash Against Progress: The 3rd Reconstruction Rev William Barber explains the challenges and opportunities in the 1st, 2nd, and now possibility 3rd reconstruction period (7 mins)

Beats by Dre cut to the heart of the matter with a searing spot from Translation that asked the real question of people who love (and appropriate) Black culture: “Do You love Black people?”

Tomi Lahren - Giving a Voice to Conservative America on "Tomi": The Daily Show"Tomi" host Tomi Lahren gives her take on the Black Lives Matter movement and explains why she lashed out against Colin Kaepernick for his national anthem protest.

A Conversation on Race A series of short films about identity in America. Multiple videos with a range of racial and ethnic perspectives on the lived experience of racism in the US.

White Bred Excellent quick intro to how white supremacy shapes white lives and perception (5 minutes)

Short, powerful Buzzfeed video titled What Is Privilege featuring a privilege walk. See how privilege shows up differently for this group of co-workers. (3:59)

Let's Talk Bias from PBS Learning Media. Bias can take many forms, and impacts various groups in different ways. In this Youth Collective video produced by Reel Works, five young people share stories of experiencing bias targeted at their unique identities. (4:41)

What Would You Do? Bicycle Thief Episode ABC’s popular show explores the impact of racial and gender bias and prejudice at a family friendly park. Before this video, would you have anticipated this differential treatment?

What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States, Fernanda Ponce shares what she’s learning about the misunderstanding and related mistreatment of the incredibly diverse ethnic category people in U.S. call Hispanic. (12 minutes)

Indigenous People React To Indigenous Representation In Film And TV (Pocahontas, The Lone Ranger) Conversation with a diverse range of Indigenous people by FBE about media depictions of Indigenous people, Columbus day, and Indigenous identity. (15 minutes)

How to Overcome Our Biases Walk Boldly Toward Them, TED Talk by Vernā Myers, encourages work vigorously to counter balance bias by connecting with and learning about and from the groups we fear (19 minutes)

Racial Wealth Gap Vox Explained series episode digging into why measuring racial progress must include understanding the roots and dynamics of the Black/white racial wealth gap (16 mins)

We the People - the three most misunderstood words in US history TED Talk by Mark Charles offers a unique perspective on three of the most misinterpreted words in American History and their connection to obstructing life, liberty, and justice for all people (17mins)

Documented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas uses his personal story to convey the internal and external impacts of the US’s broken immigration system. Also available on Amazon Prime (1 hour 30 minutes)

Race In America: Fighting for Justice Bryan Stevenson interview with Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart delves into the state of US racism and racial justice as of October 2020 and explores the role of hope in staying the course (1 hour)

When they see us, Four-part Netflix series by Ava DuVernay about the wrongful incarceration and ultimate exoneration of the “Central Park Five.” (four 1+ hour episodes) Teaser: episodes on Netflix.

13th Netflix documentary by Ava DuVernay about the connection between US Slavery and the present day mass incarceration system. (1 hour 40 minutes)

Slavery by Another Name 90 minutes PBS documentary challenges the idea that slavery ended with the emancipation proclamation. (90 minutes)

Unnatural Causes Seven part documentary by California Newsreel that explores the impact of racism on health and US healthcare. (4 hours total, episodes have variable lengths)

In The White Man’s Image PBS documentary about the Native American boarding school movement designed to “kill the Indian and save the man.” (56 minutes)

Race: The Power of an Illusion Three-part, three-hour film by California Newsreel exploring the biology of skin color, the concept of assimilation, and the history of institutional racism. (three 1 hour episodes–available for purchase online or watch in clips)