From the editor

Here are some reading, listening and viewing recommendations from CCHRC Board Members that deal with race, race relations, multiculturalism, and/or anti-racist activism.

In addition, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently wrote a letter to her online subscribers expressing her sadness and outrage at the recent killings of several black Americans that have sparked protests and vigils around the country. In her letter, Healey included a link to anti-racist resources specifically for white people. This list was compiled by activist, filmmaker and actress Sarah Sophie Flicker and journalist Alyssa Klein. This comprehensive list not only includes books, podcasts and articles for parents to share with children as well as books, videos and podcasts for adults; it also lists anti-racist organizations and other nation-wide coalitions and ant-racist projects to follow on social media or otherwise.

Some of the reading and media title titles are included in our list below; for the complete list from Flicker and Klein, click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/

Books:

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
How to be an Anti-Racist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
The Hate U Give (young adult novel) by Angie Thomas

Podcasts:

About Race — 1619 (New York Times)
Pod for the Cause — from the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Seeing White (Scene On Radio, Season 2)

Articles:

The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
“America’s Racial Contract is Killing Us” by Adma Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
The Intersectionality Wars boy Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

Films and Series:

13th (Netflix)
Unorthodox (Netflix)
King in the Wilderness (HBO)
If Beale Street Could Talk
Selma
The Hate U Give