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Surrounding yourself with diverse literature is always a good idea. But especially now, with extensive resources on how racism has defined the world, we can start to reverse learned racist ideas, beliefs, and actions.

By reading articles and books written specifically for this time, our worldview is challenged and the history of racism in this country is illuminated for discussion.

RESOURCES

Articles

Model Minority Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians and Blacks

NPR article explores the model minority myth, why it exists, and why it’s harmful to other marginalized communities.

This Is What No One Tells You About Being Asian In America In 2021

Personal reflection on being Asian in America.

Global Asian Attacks Rising Worldwide

Time Magazine article on why anti-Asian attacks are on the rise around the world.

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

The Atlantic reacts to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and contemplates what it means to fear for your life.

Corporate America Has Failed Black America

A perspective on the lack of diversity among corporate executives and how corporations have failed to advance Black executives.

When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels

A perspective on how white feminism dilutes race issues and how to cultivate real allyship in Harper's Bazaar.

10 Things We Know about Race and Policing

Pew Research Center survey findings about the intersection of race and law enforcement.

Landmark 1968 Racism Study

A study finds institutional and systemic racism at the root of demonstrations that took place in 1967, and NPR finds relevance to today's current events.

Minneapolis Uprising in Context

The Boston Review explains why past and current racial equality demonstrations should be viewed as political movements.

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is an ongoing project developed by The New York Times Magazine in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States.

What is Juneteenth?

Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. writes a history of Juneteenth for The Root.

Corporate

Race, Gender & The Double Glass Ceiling

Research from Ascend Foundation affirms that inequities among diverse populations persist and debunks the Model Minority Myth with data that show the overachievement ethos of a Pan-Asian stereotype is not found in the corporate management pipeline.

Why Asian-American Women Aren't Advancing Into Senior Leadership Positions

Racial bias plays a major role in blocking Asian-American women’s career advancement. This Forbes article describes the intersectionality of race and gender and the "double-paned glass ceiling."

The Leadership Representation Ceiling for Asian Americans

Bloomberg explores what companies can to address misconceptions and biases through awareness training and shifts in existing diversity and inclusion programs.

Books

The Making of Asian America

Author Erika Lee shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life, from sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500 to the Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.

Asian American Dreams

Described as an ambitious and richly detailed account of the formation of the Asian-American community, Helen Zia shares a vivid personal and national history through a range of recent flash points that have galvanized the Asian-American community.

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America.

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear

Law professor Khaled Beydoun shares stories of Muslim Americans who have experienced Islamophobia across various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.

Between the World and Me

In this nonfiction book, Ta-Nehisi Coates pens a letter to his teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States.

The Warmth of Other Suns

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson writes about the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Best-selling author Robin DiAngelo explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged.

Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

An analysis of the conditions that keep blacks and whites far apart in their ability to participate in the American dream, by Andrew Hacker.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

How school leaders should embrace conversations about race and other insights from best-selling author Beverly Daniel Tatum.

The Juneteenth Reading List

Penguin Random House presents The Read Down, with a list of fiction and nonfiction by African American authors including deepening everyone’s understanding of the significance of Juneteenth.

For Teachers / Parents

Asian Americans

PBS LearningMedia Collections five-part documentary series on the history of Asians in America, including background reading, lesson plans, activities and discussion questions.

Asian American Booklists

List of books for Early Childhood, Elementary, Young Adult, Adult from Social Justice Books.

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race

A list of resources for parents and teachers to use when talking to their kids about race and racism.

PBS Kids Talking About Racism

A PBS guide on talking to children about racism.

PBS Learning Media on Juneteenth

A PBS Resource Guide for Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in the United States in 1865.

Teaching Tolerance Guide for Juneteenth

The organization Teaching Tolerance resources about the history of Juneteenth, acknowledging hard history and empowering young people to be change advocates.

For Businesses

How Managers Can Promote Healthy Discussion About Race

Harvard Business Review offers direction on how to productively discuss race in the workplace.

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