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What We're Reading: July Equity & Social Justice Edition

Thursday, July 9, 2020

By Alice Y. Hom and Daniel Lau, Northern California Grantmakers

Alice Hom and Daniel LauThis month we’re thinking about freedom — what it means and how it manifests differently for people due to systemic racism. The articles this month address systems of oppression and highlight how intersectional analyses and coalitions help in the fight for social justice. 

1. What would happen if we began an honest national dialogue about the disaster of white supremacy?

The problem is white supremacy | by Barbara Smith, The Boston Globe



2. “People want to be named and recognized, not as part of an amalgam.”

Why the term “BIPOC” is so complicated, explained by linguists | by Constance Grady, Vox



3. Our end goal is the safety and liberation of all people, but especially of queer and trans undocumented people.

DACA was made possible by young LGBTQ+ Immigrants. Now we must fight for them, too | by Jorge Gutierrez, MTV News


4. Nearly half of all Black transgender people have been incarcerated. This movement for Black lives must include us too.

When Black lives matter, Black trans people must be freed from discrimination and violence | by Tiq Milan, Think



5. “It seemed like a brilliant way to invert the terms of patriotism.”

Did you see, up in the sky? 80 artists sent messages over U.S. detention centers | by Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times




Our bonus selections feature historical roots of xenophobia and white supremacy via a video and an audio format to switch things up from the reading.

"Other": A Brief History of American Xenophobia

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