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"Notes on the State of Virginia"

The wide reputation and high value that have been accorded to the Notes on Virginia for over
one hundred years make any attempt to praise it at this day little less than a work of
supererogation. Its frequent republication is alone testimony sufficient to prove its unusual merit.
Aside from its intrinsic value, it is of interest, as Thomas Jefferson’s most serious piece of book-making,
and the one on which the larger part of his philosophical reputation was based during his
lifetime.

  • Historical Foundations of Race
  • Educators

"Can Gratitude Reduce Costly Impatience"

The human mind tends to devalue future rewards compared to immediate ones – a phenomenon that often leads to favoring immediate gratification over long-term wellbeing. As a consequence, patience has long been recognized to be a virtue. From College of Science, Northeastern University.

  • Community Building
  • Educators

The Color Line

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. A lesson on the countless colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. This helps students understand the origins of racism in the United States and who benefits.

  • Historical Foundations of Race
  • Educators

The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

Scientists, including those who study race, like to see themselves as objectively exploring the world, above the political fray. But such views of scientific neutrality are naive, as study findings, inevitably, are influenced by the biases of the people conducting the work. Book by Ramin Skibba.

  • Historical Foundations of Race
  • Educators

White Culture Worksheet

Developed by M. Potapchuk, MP Associates

  • Whiteness

"White Nationalist"

From Southern Poverty Law Center. White nationalist groups espouse white supremacist or white separatist ideologies, often focusing on the alleged inferiority of nonwhites. Groups listed in a variety of other categories - Ku Klux Klan, neo-Confederate, neo-Nazi, racist skinhead, and Christian Identity - could also be fairly described as white nationalist.

  • Whiteness

"The Racial Healing Handbook"

A powerful and practical guide by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh to help you navigate racism, challenge privilege, manage stress and trauma, and begin to heal. Healing from racism is a journey that often involves reliving trauma and experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, and anxiety. This journey can be a bumpy ride, and before we begin healing, we need to gain an understanding of the role history plays in racial/ethnic myths and stereotypes.

  • Being Antiracist

"The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education"

Understanding racism and its roots, questioning our own privilege and biases, and slowly dismantling those systems and beliefs internally and in our schools is a life-long process. By Christina Torres.

  • Being Antiracist

"A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege"

The objective of this activity is to confront entrenched systems of power and privilege, and identify common situations when privilege is not acknowledged, to the detriment of the disadvantaged and oppressed. By Jeremy Goldbach.

  • Social Identities and Systems of Oppression

"Intersectionality for Beginners"

By Peter Kaufman. Intersectionality is one of those terms that we use a lot in sociology but we don’t always do a good job of explaining. I know I’m guilty of this. Sometimes I’ll be talking with students in class or trying to explain something to someone and I may casually use the words intersectional or intersectionality without stopping to define what these terms mean.

  • Social Identities and Systems of Oppression
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