Brendon Burchard

Resources for Inequality, Anti-Racism, Social Impact and How to Talk About It, Together

Friends,

Below is a *starter list* of resources for learning about these contemporary events and historical injustice. Please feel free to email us suggestions at support@brendon.com, as this list is by no means comprehensive to all the sides or issues.

TAKE COURSES:

 

  • TED Talks. 
    An entire library of the best minds talking about racism and reform. Click here..
  • Commune FREE Social Impact COURSES!
    Brendon is an investor in Commune, a company dedicated to social impact and wellness. He’s arranged to have 3 of our social impact courses unlocked for you, for free here.
  • Oprah’s Where Do We Go From Here with Black Thought Leaders.
    Part One and PartTwo.

 

READ BOOKS

 

These are books that positively impacted Brendon’s life but is not comprehensive, so please feel free to email us further recommendations at support@Brendon.com. Please note, the links below may be affiliate links, which we are only using here to help us track what’s popular on this topic and what’s purchased, so that we know what future content to discuss on this topic, including potential podcast or social media guests. Any affiliate commissions generated from this page will be donated to the NAACP.

The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Why We Can’t Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Where Do We Go from Here by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Frederick Douglass: The Prophet of Freedom by David Blight

Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

James Baldwin: Collected Essays edited by Toni Morrison

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

White Fragility by Robin diAngelo

Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

It’s Time to Talk (and Listen): How to Have Constructive Conversations About Race, Class, Sexuality, Ability & Gender in a Polarized World by Anatasia S. Kim.

A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation: Creating safe environments for conversations about race, politics, sexuality, and religion by Wayne Jacobsen

The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda V. Magee

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

And any of these HUNDREDS OF other recommendations on Divided No Longer.

For parents, teachers,  and administrators, check out this resource list from Harvard.

 

WATCH DOCS:

 

 

HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

 

Here’s a few articles:

https://rides.gse.harvard.edu/discussing-race-difficult-conversations

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-have-tough-conversation-about-race-racism-and-racial-identity-180975034/

https://hbr.org/2019/01/4-things-to-do-before-a-tough-conversation

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/some-assembly-required/201703/how-have-difficult-conversations

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashiraprossack1/2018/10/28/how-to-have-difficult-conversations-at-work/#3519c81e10b7

https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1174512.pdf

 

LISTEN 

 

 

READ RELEVANT ARTICLES AND ACADEMIC WORKS

 

Harvard’s Advancing Black Lives 5-Part Series.

Policing Policy Ideas from CivilRights.org.

The Science of Justice: Race, Arrests, and Police Use of Force.

For the more academic minded:

  • Adams, M. (Ed.). (2000). Readings for diversity and social justice. Psychology Press.
  • Feagin, J. (2013). Systemic racism: A theory of oppression. Routledge.
  • Johnson, A. G. (2001). Power, privilege, and difference. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
  • Lau, M. Y., & Williams, C. D. (2010). Microaggressionsresearch: Methodological review and recommendations. In: D. W. Sue (Ed.). Microaggressions and marginality: Manifestation, dynamics and impact (pp. 313–336). New York, NY: Wiley
  • Ross, L. (2016). Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses. Macmillan.
  • Sue, D. W. (2003). Overcoming our racism: The journey to liberation. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Race Lessons: Using Inquiry to Teach About Race in Social Studiesedited by Prentice T. Chandler, Todd S. Hawley (2017)
  • Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schoolsby Glenn E. Singleton

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