Essential Social Justice Readings – Volume 1, Dec 2014

Essential Social Justice Readings Volume 1, Dec 2014-curated by Dr. Brian L. Ragsdale,

From time to time I will bring you articles, videos, and other communications that relate to exploring oppression, culture, and social justice topics.  I am sending this out on December 4th, 2014, a dreary and somber day after the Eric Gardner non-indictment by the Staten Island grand jury. (Please click on all titles and it will take you right there).

Why do pain, sorrow, and anger come in one package?

If there are certain topics you would like to learn more about, please let me know.

Fighting for peace and justice, Brian


Carol Anderson

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

Brittney Cooper

White America’s scary delusion: Why its sense of black humanity is so skewed: Many white folks aren’t violent. But here’s how ignorance and lack of empathy make life so unsafe for black people

Kiese Laymon

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

Angela Davis

The quest for emancipation of black people…

Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Tim Wise

Repetitive Motion Disorder: Black Reality and White Denial in America

Sally Kohn

What white people need to know, and do, after Ferguson: Benefiting from white privilege is automatic. Defending white privilege is a choice. 


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