Antiracism in Action – online book & resource display

Posted on: June 1, 2020

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have brought attention to the racist policies and systems that engender violence (both sudden and systemic, physical and attitudinal) against Black people in the United States. The current protests are not just in response to these most recent killings – they are in response to the systemic racism that is woven through our society. To truly act in a way that will disrupt and dismantle that system requires antiracist actions.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi wrote in How to Be an Antiracist (2019), “Being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.”

In this online book and resource display, you will find e-resources (books, video, articles, etc.) available through JMU Libraries to help you educate yourself on the past to understand the present, to amplify and listen to the voices of those affected by racism, and to confront the current and ongoing injustices in the United States.

Visit the display here.

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