New Resources below:  For you and your team's antiracist journey.

New Book, just released by our very own.. David Billings

Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life

Author David Billings

Publisher Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc.

Deep Denial

Deep Denial: Interview With David Billings on His New Book's Relevance to Social Workers

This interview is not just about social work. This interview  is for anyone who works, loves or knows  human beings ... please read this interview. Sandy Bernabei , LCSW



  Newly released Book inspired  by First Monday  Collective - by Alma Carten, Alan Siskind, Mary Pender Greene

Strategies for Deconstructing Racism in the Health and Human Services  by Alma Carten, Alan Siskind, Mary Pender Greene


This is Why I do this work:  Mary


Mary: thank you for this.  Your words strongly influenced my statement in front of the camera at the Peekskill Black Lives Matter demonstration today.  It also gave me the encouragement to communicate with my boss, the President, and the rest of the executive staff at my office about the need to acknowledge the vastly disproportionate pain and suffering these videotaped police killings have on our black friends and peers and patients.  I challenged my work mates to consider racism in all that we do.  We can start by talking openly about this atrocity and all the lesser atrocities (from a thousand cuts or one bullet). 

I treasure this learning and especially appreciate your including me in the discussion.  It is often overwhelming?.but I cannot sit back and just be overwhelmed.  Ron Chisoolm told me to stay the course, to organize, to speak out for justice, to demand justice.  I was born with the unearned privilege  of my white ancestry.  I cannot tolerate the resulting inferior status that is the undeniable by product of my privilege. I have a lot of work to do with my predominantly white  friends, congregation, work associates and others. 


Past Resources


Awesome ..Must See 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis

A photographer at Fordham asked her peers to write down the microaggressions they’ve encountered. Here is what they had to say:


How microaggressions are like mosquito bites ? Same Difference

Microaggressions through Hollywood movies?.

Powerful Video on Restorative Justice

Consent for Tea ?Awesome video about Sexual Consent---esppecially useful for teens and young adult men


Oppression Olympics, the Games we should not be playing


Definition: Oppression Olympics is a term used when two or more groups compete to prove themselves more oppressed than each other. Contestants may include:

Women. People of color. People with disabilities. LGBTQ people


The Oppression Olympics are an one-upmanship dynamic that can arise within debates amongst people who adhere to the ideological values of identity politicsintersectionality and social privilege. They have been described as "verbal banter between different,  marginalized, groups who are trying to determine the weight of their many intersectionalities of oppression (race, gender, socioeconomic status, disability) to determine who has it the worst. We as a antiracist organizers must recognize that using the Oppression Olympics to determine who is truly oppressed contributes towards the maintenance of structures that prevent us from collectively working together to create a world where we can all flourish, it only serves to  build walls between us when we should be tearing them down.


We must direct our frustration towards structural  racism  and focus our rage on dismantling oppression systems so that we can all experience what it is like to be free truly in America


Scholarly Work on Oppression Olympics:


In her work Dialogical Epistemology - An Intersectional Resistance To The "Oppression Olympics", Nira Yuval-Davis addresses the issue of Oppression Olympics and argues that categorical intersectionality provides a solution to this problem.

In her work Solidarity Politics for Millenials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics,Ange-Marie Hancock argues that the core causes for Oppression Olympics are the desire to one-up other professional victims, and blindness to t


Must See --Awesome Poem about White Privilege by..8th Grader---Hope for the future


Talking to Kids about Racism and Justice - Oakland Library --

Listen, Learn, Participate: a #BlackLivesMatter Resource Series

Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice: a list for parents, caregivers & educators

“Awake youth of the land and accept this noble challenge of salvaging the strong ship of civilization by the anchors of right, justice and love?” ?— Ella Baker



Babies & Toddlers



7th & Up

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