Videos: Anti-Racist Words of the Week

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Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary is a weekly lecture series presenting preeminent scholars, thought leaders, and public intellectuals to guide our community through topics necessary to an understanding of systemic racism and racial justice. Below is a selection of recordings from the series. Our speakers share an unambiguous commitment and offer a variety of areas of expertise. They do not all share a uniform view of history, of the present moment, or of the way forward.

The goal for these talks is to provide an entry point into the complex set of challenges we face, and help provide intellectual and moral building blocks to begin the transformative work of anti-racism in our communities.


Example

March 26, 2021

"Misuse of Civil Rights History"

Jeanne Theoharis

Brooklyn College

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Anti-Racist Musts: Jeanne Theoharis

Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation, Matthew F. Delmont

Documentary: The First Rainbow Coalition (PBS)

The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee, Patrick D. Jones

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn, Brian Purnell

Investigate your local civil rights history.

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March 19, 2021

"Identity"

Sunny Hostin

ABC News

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Anti-Racist Musts: Sunny Hostin

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, Claude M. Steele

White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum

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March 12, 2021

"Implicit Bias"

Dolly Chugh

New York University

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Anti-Racist Musts: Dolly Chugh

The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson

The 1619 Project, New York Times

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Jennifer Eberhardt

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March 5, 2021

"Christianity and White Supremacy"

Damon Berry

St. Lawrence University

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Anti-Racist Musts: Damon Berry

Reforging the White Republic, Edward J. Blum

Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930, Kelly J. Baker

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, Robert P. Jones

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February 26, 2021

"The Black Lives Matter Syllabus"

Frank Leon Roberts

New York University

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Anti-Racist Musts: Frank Leon Roberts

Are Prisons Obsolete?, Angela Davis

"Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics", Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack", Peggy McIntosh

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February 19, 2021

"Ferguson"

Wesley Lowery

CBS News

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Anti-Racist Musts: Wesley Lowery

The Children, David Halberstam

400 Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein

The Marshall Project

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February 12, 2021

"Racism and the Catholic Church"

Fr. Bryan Massingale

Fordham University

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Anti-Racist Musts: Fr. Bryan Massingale

Bryan N. Massingale, "The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it", National Catholic Reporter, June 1, 2020

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck

Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992, Mark Newman

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November 6, 2020

"COVID Racial Data Tracking"

Rachel Lee

Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

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Anti-Racist Musts: Rachel Lee

Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylo

White Evolution: The Constant Struggle for Racial Consciousness, Christopher S. Collins

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, Ellen D. Wu

Asian Americans, PBS documentary series

13th, Netflix documentary

The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism, Jemar Tisby

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times, Soong-Chan Rah

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October 30, 2020

"Voting Rights"

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

82nd Attorney General of the United States (2009-2015) and Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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Anti-Racist Musts: The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Slavery by Another Name, Douglas A. Blackmon

The Second Founding, Eric Foner

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October 23, 2020

"Health Inequity"

Dr. Rhea Boyd

Director of Strategy and Equity, California Children's Trust

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Anti-Racist Musts: Dr. Rhea Boyd

"Schools: To Open or Not to Open? That Is Not the Question.", article in The Nation by Dr. Rhea Boyd

Medical Apartheid, Harriet A. Washington

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Monique W. Morris

Killing the Black Body, Dorothy E. Roberts

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October 9, 2020

"Housing Segregation"

Richard Rothstein

Economic Policy Institute

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Anti-Racist Musts: Richard Rothstein

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America, Conor Dougherty

Sundown Towns, James Loewen

Caste, Isabel Wilkerson

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

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October 2, 2020

"Monuments"

Erika Doss

University of Notre Dame

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Anti-Racist Musts: Erika Doss

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, Mitch Landrieu

“Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy”, Southern Poverty Law Center

Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America, Erika Doss

Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory, Owen J. Dwyer & Derek K. Alderman

What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South, Dell Upton

Confederate Exceptionalism: Civil War Myth and Memory in the 21st Century, Nicole Maurantonio

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September 18, 2020

"Racial Wealth Gap"

Mehrsa Baradaran

University of California Irvine and Author, The Color of Money

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Anti-Racist Musts: Mehrsa Baradaran

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

The Soul of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois

Beloved, Toni Morrison

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September 11, 2020

"Islamophobia"

Dalia Mogahed

Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

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Anti-Racist Musts: Dalia Mogahed

"Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think", John Esposito and Dalia Mogahed

 "Islamophobia is Made Up" , Dalia Mogahed

"Countering the Islamophobia Industry", The Carter Center

TED Interview with Dalia Mogahed on Islam in the World Today

TED Talk: What It's Like to Be Muslim in America

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September 4, 2020

"Tulsa"

James Goodwin

The Oklahoma Eagle

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Anti-Racist Musts: James Goodwin

Death in a Promised Land, Scott Ellsworth

Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage, Darnella Davis

Black Wall Street, Hannibal Johnson

The Burning, Tim Madigan

Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre, Randy Krehbiel

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August 21, 2020

"Anti-Racism as a Moral Imperative"

Archbishop Wilton Gregory

Archdiocese of Washington

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Anti-Racist Musts: Archbishop Wilton Gregory

The History of Black Catholics in the United States, Cyprian Davis

The US Catholic Historian, Vol. 5, 1986 “The Black Catholic Experience” and Vol. 7, 1988 “The Black Catholic Community”

Film: Amistad, directed by Steven Spielberg

Sr. Thea Bowman, Speech to US Catholic Bishops, 1989

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