Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it. From act.tv.
A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory.
It's been 62 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but the percentage of racially segregated schools in the United States has been growing steadily over the past 15 years. New York has the most segregated schools in the country. We asked these Bronx 5th graders what segregation looks like today. From WNYC.
Black Studies in Video is an award-winning portfolio that brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The collection contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.
This program introduces one of the greatest contemporary American authors: winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, Toni Morrison with readings from Beloved and Jazz. (25 minutes) From California Newsreel, 1992
George Floyd and the Dominos of Racial Injustice
Trevor Noah talks about George Floyd, Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbury, and Amy Cooper.
"26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias, and Identity with Students" by Michael Gonchar. New York Times, March 15, 2017
Are You Racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer.
The Cabaret Card
Jazz musicians have always faced systems of discrimination in America. One example was the cabaret card, a form of ID required for any musician to work in a New York nightclub from 1940 to 1967. In this Jazz Night in America video short, we trace the history of the cabaret card from its racist origins to its toll on the music, and we'll reflect on what might have been.
President Obama joins local and national leaders in the police reform movement, to discuss the tragic events of recent weeks, the history of police violence in America, and specific action steps needed to transform a system that has led to the loss of too many lives.