This webpage is designed to provide additional support for the participants of Karen Gaffney’s session “Dismantling the Racism Machine: Why White People Must Confront the Resurgence of the ‘Race is Biological’ Myth and Its Perpetuation of White Supremacy.” Note that additional resources are available on the rest of Karen’s website – go to the tab for Resources on Race and Racism as well as the additional Resource pages under that tab. Also see Karen’s blog posts on the main page.
Karen’s Powerpoint Slides:
Articles and Books
Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox by Karen Gaffney – note that the publisher is offering 20% off at their site until May 1 – this link takes you directly there – no coupon code needed, or you can get 30% off by going to that same link and entering this coupon code: SS213 (I’m not sure when that code expires)
“Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race” (from Race: The Power of an Illusion)
Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini (book)
Films, videos, and podcasts
Race: The Power of an Illusion Episode 1 “The Difference Among Us” (PBS documentary) (just under 1 hour) (Note that Episodes 2 and 3 are also worth watching. All three episodes are available on vimeo for $4.99 rental. They are also available on Kanopy, if you have access to that service through a library).
The Surprisingly Racist History of “Caucasian” (5 minute video)
TED Talks with Titus Kaphar “Can art amend history?” and “Can beauty open our hearts to difficult conversations?”
“Seeing White” (14-part podcast series from Scene on Radio that covers the social construction of race, the invention of whiteness, systemic racism, and more)