Thursday, March 7, 2019
By Alice Y. Hom and Daniel Lau, Northern California Grantmakers
In the March edition of What We’re Reading, we’re breaking the rules by centering under-represented communities all year long. While Black History Month has ended and Women’s History Month has begun, we believe the work of equity and social justice should be shared all the time. This month you’ll find a variety of articles and a bonus video that focuses on racial equity while including other identities.
1. Wondering how to be a better ally in fighting anti-Black racism?
People of color, we need to address our own anti-Blackness and how we may be perpetuating injustice | By Vu Le, NonprofitAF
2. Does gender matter when you fly?
Airlines make you say you’re male or female. Coming soon: a nonbinary gender option | By Alexa Díaz, Los Angeles Times
3. Racist language leaves a bad taste. What do you think?
Stop Calling Food 'Plantation' | By Eric Ginsburg, Munchies
4. How does one grapple with the complexity of power and privilege while also having marginalized identities?
To My Fellow White Others | By Chase Strangio, The Progressive
5. Fun Fact: The average age of a Black Panther member was 19 and half of them were women.
The Rank and File Women of the Black Panther Party and Their Powerful Influence | by Janelle Harris, Smithsonian.com
We have a bonus video to share. Is it possible to be “unapologetically Black and unapologetically feminist?”
Brief But Spectacular | By Brittany Cooper, PBS NewsHour