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Racial Justice



Racial justice is the term for all efforts to create equitable institutional treatment and equal opportunity for people of color and to confront the systemic racial discrimination that prevents this. Working on all levels of society—political, educational, judicial, economic, business, religious, and social—racial justice focuses on proactive policies, practices, and attitudes that readjust opportunities, power distribution, and resources equitably to all members of society, regardless of ethnicity.

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Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice - Megan Ming Francis - TEDxRainier

In this inspiring and powerful talk, Megan Francis traces the root causes of our current racial climate to their core causes, debunking common misconceptions and calling out “fix-all” cures to a complex social problem.

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Why We Can’t Wait

In this account of the struggle for civil rights in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, and assessment of the work ahead to bring about full equality for African Americans, Dr. King offers an analysis of the events that propelled the Civil Rights movement to the forefront of American consciousness.

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The BIPOC Project

The BIPOC Project aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice.

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FindCenterInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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Lawyer Destroys Racism

It’s time to take Racism to court.

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The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.

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Community Building

Community building is defined as “approaches to improve the well-being of people in a particular community or other geographically defined area.” See below for various resources and practices related to community building for racial equity.

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FindCenterI have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

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Malcolm X: You Can’t Hate the Roots of a Tree

Malcolm X speech, You Can’t Hate the Roots of a Tree.

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The Evidence of Things Not Seen

This edition of James Baldwin's classic work offers a new foreword by Derrick Bell (with Janet Dewart Bell), and is as meaningful today as it was when it was first published in 1985.

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