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Systemic Racism 101

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After this comment in MetaTalk that followed many similar requests, this page is for Mefites to gather links and accessible resources to help other Mefites better understand systemic racism, and to then understand themselves and others better, and then to do better.


General advice for having a better discussion:

  • “Believe people when they tell you about things in their own lives.”
  • “Don’t make abstract theoretical statements about classes of people. They’re right here and they can speak for themselves.”
  • “If you’re about to ask ‘Why don’t they just...’ you are probably about to offend.” source

Videos

Books

  • If the video above seemed good, the book How To Be Less Stupid About Race is worth your time. Fleming is a professor but this book is plain-spoken and to the point.

Articles

See also