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Centering Equity in this Moment

Read how UNC CHER Director, Giselle Corbie-Smith talks about the uprising civil rights era in the ‘Centering Equity in this Moment‘ statement, and how UNC CHER will commit to self-study on systems of oppression, using frameworks, praxes, and theory that center the voice of those at the margins, and commit to authentic engagement and collective action for structural change.

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We can create an equitable society. It will take intentional work and deep community and learning. It will take being adults who cultivate an equity mindset in themselves and kids.

– Dr. Kira Banks


Commitment to self-work (anti-racist work)

  • Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness. Joseph Barndt, Fortress Press, 2011.
  • Blind Spot: The Hidden Biases of Good People. Mahzarin Banaji & Anthony Greenwald. Delacorte Press. 2013.
  • Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What We Need To Do. Jennifer Harvey and Karin Case (Eds.), Pilgrim Press, 2004.
  • How to Be An Antiracist. Ibram X. Kendi. One World, 2019.
  • Memoir of a Race Traitor. Mab Segrest, Boston: South End Press, 1994.
  • The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People who Don’t Want to Know. Tema Okun. Information Age Publishing, 2010.
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Paul Kivel. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1995.
  • White Fragility. Robin D’Angelo. Beacon Press, 2018.
  • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. Peggy McIntosh. Independent School, Winter 1990.
  • Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society. Michael K. Brown et al. University of California Press, 2003.

 

Commitment to using frameworks and theory that centers the voice(s) of the oppressed

  • Conceptual Foundations for Social Justice Course. Rita Hardiman and Bailey W. Jackson. In Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Eds. Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell and Pat Griffin: Routledge, 1997.
  • Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic. NYU Press, 2001.
  • Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth.  C.S. Fischer, M. Hout, M.S. Jankowski, S.R. Lucas, A. Swidler, K. Voss, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.
  • Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale. Camara Phyllis Jones, American Journal of Public Health, 90 (8), 1212-1215.
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn, 50th anniversary, University of Chicago Press, 2012.

 

Commitment to engagement and collective action, authentic partnership

  • Structural Racism and Community Building. Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change. Washington DC: The Aspen Institute. 2004.
  • State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013. Cheryl Staats, Charles Patton, KIrwan Institute.
  • Implicit Bias: Scientific Foundations. G. Greenwald & L. H. Krieger, California Law Review, 94 (4), 945-96, 2006.

 

Other

  • An Antiracist Reading List. Ibram X. Kendi https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html
  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (7-part documentary series on impact of race and poverty on health.) California Newsreel, 2008.
  • Multiple Pathways Linking Racism to Health Outcomes. CJ Harrell et al. Du Bois Review. 2011; 8(1): 143-157.
  • Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism. Hoberman, University of California Press, 2012.

 

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