Anti-Racism Resources

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.”

 — Angela Davis

The deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and Tony McDade in Florida have amplified the nationwide discourse about racism. Santa Fe College is committed to a campus culture that embraces diversity and is free of discrimination, but the promise of that commitment depends on every individual to educate themselves about systemic racism and to share that knowledge in their spheres of influence. This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources, but the more you educate yourself, the more empowered you will be to recognize injustice and speak out against it.


Russian Roulette Skin by SF student Deon

I shouldn’t have to defend my skin, but when

I do, don’t tell me that everyone else can’t. Because

whatever bounces off yours comes right through

mine.

 

This is my skin, I take every type of bullet to this skin.

This is my skin, I take every type of pain to this skin.

And if you want to compare skins, lets think about this

as a game of one-sided Russian roulette. The gun

pointed

to my head has 6 out of 7 rounds and sometimes in

yours, not even one can be found.

 

And even when it’s the other way around, sometimes it

bounces off your skin and tears right through mine.

 

This is my skin, I take every type of bullet to this skin.

This is my skin, I take every type of pain to this skin. If

it’s not a bullet it’s another type of pain. You have a

choice

to participate in this game. But for me, I’m always in

this

game of Russian roulette.

 

My skin is always in this game…

 


5 Ways to Take Action

Ideas from 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack on Medium

  1. Listen without ego and defensiveness to people of color. Truly listen. Don’t scroll past articles written by people of color — read them.
  2. When you find out about racist incidents in your community, call the organization, company, or institution involved to tell them how upset you are.
  3. Find out if your local police department outfits all on-duty police officers with a body-camera and if they don’t, write to your city or town government representative and police chief to advocate for it. Learn more about SFPD’s Body-Cam program here.
  4. Support black businesses. Find them on WeBuyBlackThe Black Wallet, and Official Black Wall Street
  5. Find more ideas by reading the article.

Readings

The following e-Books are available to SF students and staff through the SF Library:

These resources created by Showing Up for Racial Justice provide a straightforward overview of how interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism influence our society:


Activities

Get friends and family members involved in the conversation with these ideas:

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