Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee Resources
Resources are curated from events IDEA Committee has held for O-pa staff and volunteers including book club meetings, watch parties with discussions, and training resources.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. - Kizzy's Books
So You Want to Talk About Race
Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy — from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans — has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about.
How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair — and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? In So You Want
to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about
race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life. - Hachette Book Group
Out of Omaha
From director Clay Tweel and executive producer J. Cole, OUT OF OMAHA traces 8 years in the coming-of-age journey of Darcell and Darrell Trotter, identical twin brothers from North Omaha. By intimately portraying the twins’ hopes and struggles, and the love and help they give and get along the way, the film examines just how much it can take to overcome disadvantages rooted in historic injustice. - Firefly Theater and Films
Recently on Broadway before coming to Netflix, this film centers around time passing and tension building in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son. Directed by Kenny Leon and written by Christopher Demos-Brown.
Harvard University's Implicit Association Test
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science.
Created by 16 year-old Tilly Krishna because she wanted a way for people to become more educated on race. She hopes people taking the time each day to think about racial justice will turn into a lifelong mindset. You can find June, July and August below and follow along on Instagram for daily updates.