The resources below are organized around NOW LOVE’s Anti-Racism Action Nuggets™. The selections are curated to inspire you to take action and to illustrate the potential impact of the specific actions put forth in the series.
ICYMI = In Case You Missed It | We use this to indicate the resource highlighted in your weekly nugget, just in case you missed it the first time around.
Week 1 | Focus on Systemic Racism
This powerful, 4-minute video about the interplay of systemic racism, White privilege, and unconscious bias, explains how systemic sacism doesn’t play out between individuals, in a moment’s time. Instead, it plays out across systems, and is reinforced over time: Systemic Racism Explained.
For data that examines whether outcomes have improved for Black New Orleanians since the Civil Rights era, check out these indicators across Employment, Income, Housing, Health, Education, and Criminal Justice from The Data Center’s 2018 report.
ICYMI: There are a number of books that explore how White Americans can dismantle the system that denies Black Americans the opportunity to build wealth. One resource we highly recommend is The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. Check out this TED Talk with the author.
Enjoy this powerful, fun, uplifting 8 min. video on the history and joy of Homecoming among students and graduates of HBCUs. Reflect on what it shows you about the lived experience of Black graduates and their loved ones. *Access to this video may be limited for non New York Times subscribers.
Read this blog by Allison, written in the summer of 2020, in which she uses the Census to find out more about her family history (not all of it pretty), and describes the racist history of the Census – as well as its importance.
The content for this series came from practical experience and commitment. We intentionally offer a wide range of ideas and resources. Some of these ideas and resources could benefit from more in-depth research down-the-road. NOW LOVE invites you to alert us of any oversights or miscommunication in the pilot content we provide. We also invite you to share your ideas and resources to expand on what we put forth. We look forward to learning with you