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Articles and Websites
America is on Fire by Lee Pelton, President, Emerson College.
The Bias of 'Professionalism' Standards by Aysa Gray in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Black Mass Coalition Blueprint outlines specific targets for the private sector, nonprofit institutions, philanthropic institutions, state government and local government in Massachusetts.
Dismantle White Supremacy: Silence is NOT an option. Corporate statement by Ben & Jerry's.
Greenwood Challenge : A call by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) to Black, Brown and white allies in the business community to help address the impact of systemic racism on the economic well-being of the Black community with a goal of raising $1 million by Sept 2020. View Press Release and Talking Points.
A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege by USC’s online Master of Social Work program
How to support black colleagues compiled by Emily Spaven, editor at LinkedIn
How Far CEOs Need to go in Support for Racial Equality Valerie Jarrett speaks with Erik Rosenbaum for CNBC.
How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts by Colette Phillips, Quincy Miller and Darryl Settles. The Boston Globe 6/8/2020
I was a CEO. Here's how corporate America fails to hire Black people. by David D'Alessandro. The Boston Globe. June 9, 2020.
The Leadership Now Project Business for Racial Equity pledge , a non-partisan opportunity for individuals to commit to pushing for equity in their organizations and for leaders to engage with specific ideas for durable change.
Strategies and Tactics for In-House Legal Departments to Improve Outside Counsel Diversity Diversity Lab and General Counsel for Law Firm Diversity
What PWC is Doing to Stand up Against Racism by Tim Ryan, Sr., PwC US Chair and Senior Partner
“7 Steps for Becoming an Anti-Racism Advocate” Colette Phillips in Boston Magazine June 24, 2020
Critical Mass by Darryl Settles/ Catalyst Ventures: Outlines statistics, strong voices, advocacy groups, links to articles and ways you can take positive action.
The Boston Globe's 2017 Spotlight Series Boston. Racism. Image. Reality
The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork. From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups.
The American Nightmare by Ibram X. Kendi. The Atlantic, 6/1/2020.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.,
I Don't Need 'Love' Texts From My White Friends by Chad Sanders New York Times. 6/5/2020
11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality by Brittany Wong. Huffington Post, 5/29/2020.
75 things white people can do for racial injustice by Corrine Shutack. Medium.
Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life by Zyahna Bryant. Teen Vogue.
10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship Mireille Cassandra Harper
Letter to White Parents: 8 Actions You Can Do to Make America Safe for Black Children by Dr. Charmain Jackman, Dr. J Speaks Blog 6/1/2020
Additional Resources: Corporate Leadership
Colette Phillips (Chamber Member)
Specializing in inclusivity for those with disabilities:
Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win by Carol Fulp
Lift as I Climb: An Immigrant Girl’s Journey through Corporate America by Jackie Glenn
Additional Resources: Racial Justice
Becoming A Man an organization that builds community among and support for young men of color in Boston and Cambridge schools.
Call Me Mister, focused on building the national pipeline of African American male teachers.
King Boston, the social justice institute arm of the King Memorial effort.
1619 from The New York Times
Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee
Code Switch from NPR
Seeing White from Scene on Radio
White Lies from NPR
How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts , recording from June 24 NNChamber event
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
How to Be an Antiracistand Stamped from the Beginning:The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
me and white supremacy:Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
This is an Uprising by Mark Engler and Paul Engler
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals
when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo
White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism by Paula S. Rothenberg
Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu