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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


  • This really short video is an excellent "101": How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Dr. Crystal M. Fleming of SUNY Stony Brook
  • Ijeoma Oluo: "So You Want to Talk About Race" | Talks at Google (YouTube)



See also