Race in America: Resources to Help Keep the Conversation Going

Having an open and honest conversation about race is difficult, and if you are feeling uncomfortable that is okay. We want to help with that conversation, and maybe help you start one on your own. We have compiled a list of resources to help guide you. There are book suggestions, interviews, videos, and episodes of our ongoing series Race in America: The Conversation to help you join, engage, and share what you learn with your loved ones.

Watch the latest episode (May 19) below:

Watch the 18th episode of Race in America: The Conversation that aired on May 19, 2022.

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NBC Lx Videos:

Tiffiny Dixon looks at her 4-year-old son and knows that someday he will "stop being cute" and start being stereotyped as a threat. That's why she takes him to Black Lives Matter protests - to teach him how to fight back by using his constitutional rights of assembly and free speech.
Pediatric psychologist Ann-Louise T. Lockhart talks about explaining the Black Lives Matter movement to children and breaking down difficult terms like racism, prejudice and stereotypes to young minds.
Kel Smith, 37, is a mental health counselor who lives in Norfolk, Virginia. As a Black man, he’s known since he was a teenager that he was more likely to get pulled over by the police while driving – and that every stop had the potential to be fatal. He recalls one night as a college student in California when he was pulled over three separate times during a 5 mile drive to his girlfriend’s house. This is his story in his own words.
In the days of slavery, Black people were commonly referred to as subhuman or inherently different than white people. Professor, attorney and former NJ Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries says that racism was built into American law enforcement and manifests today as an attitude that Black people are "presumptively criminal."
Angel Hogan of Pennsylvania shares a story from when she was a teenager about a job offer that was suddenly taken away after the employer saw that she was Black.
SURJ, Showing Up for Racial Justice, has an essential message for the white community.
Ephraim Salaam lived his his dream playing in the NFL from 1998 to 2010. Over the course of those 12 years, playing for five NFL franchises like Atlanta, Denver, Jacksonville, Houston and Detroit, you couldn't blame Salaam if one game tended to merge into the next. But there is one particular Sunday that's seared into his memory.

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Fast Company: This Haunting 8:46 Spot Is The Most Powerful Corporate Response To The George Floyd Murder

Refinery29: Black People Need Stronger White Allies — Here’s How You Can Be One

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