Education For An Inclusive Nation

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Educational awareness is the impetus for all societal change. The beauty of living in a digital, creative era allows for information to be spread and applied through all different mediums— movies, podcasts, literature, etc. Which means, YOU have the power to educate yourself on racial injustices through whichever outlet you feel the most drawn. 

VALLEY has curated a list of creative works to help aid you in expanding your knowledge and empathy at this time. Use this list as a stepping stone for your journey, or as a block to build upon your existing understanding! 

Non-Fiction Books To Read:
  • “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo
  • “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?” by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
  • “So You Want To Talk About Race” by Iljeoma Oluo
  • “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendy
  • “The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindedness” by Michelle Alexander
  • “Hood Feminism” by Mikki Kendall 
  • “Why I’m Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery
  • “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” by Wes Moore
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Fiction Books To Read:
  • “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
  • “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  • “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas
  • “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
  • “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston
Podcasts to Listen to: 
  • Code Switch
  • The Nod
  • The Stoop
  • Identity Politics 
  • Still Processing
  • Yo, Is This Racist?
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Movies to Watch: 
  • “Just Mercy” 
  • “Green Book”
  • “Loving”
  • “12 Years A Slave”
  • “When They See Us”
  • “Selma”
  • “I Am Not Your Negro” 
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Accounts to Follow:
  • @blklivesmatter
  • @colorofchange
  • @ibramxk
  • @privtoprog
  • @urbanintellectuals
  • @mspackyetti
  • @theconsciouskid
  • @chasingdenisse
Academic Journals to Explore:

Although it can be intimidating, do not shy away from learning at this time. The world NEEDS the best version of YOU! It needs your growth, your understanding and your spirit for change. We will do this together! 



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