Topic: Year In Review
The Death of George Floyd Reignited a Movement. What Happens Now?
Topic: 1619 project vs. 1776 report
To read: Washington Post "Serious Historians are criticizing Trump's 1776 Report. It's how most US History is already taught"
To watch: Hasan Kwame Jeffries Ted Talk “Confronting Hard History” (under 14 mins)
To listen: NPR interview with Hasan Kwame Jeffries (under 7 mins)
Topic: METCO program
Read: METCO Annual Report, 2019-2020
Watch: The Boston Globe's Black History Month Film Festival Discussion of 'CodeSwitching'
Listen: Hard Candy and Fruit Snacks, Episode 3, Us vs. Them. Gloria and Carrie, hosts, have been friends since meeting in elementary school in Wayland. Gloria was part of the METCO program, while Carrie was a white student who lived in Wayland. On Spotify
Read: Boston Globe "Black and Latino residents west of Boston face deep inequities"
Listen: NPR, Fresh Air "A 'Forgotten History' Of How The US Government Segregated America" (~30 min)
Watch: Adam Ruins Everything "The Disturbing History of the Suburbs" (~7 min)
Topic: Personal Perspectives
Read: "Reflections from a Token Black Friend"
Listen: On Point "Confronting Misconceptions Around Race with Michelle Singletary" (47 min)
Watch: "The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person" (1 hr)
To Read: NY Times "What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?"
To Watch: Embrace Race "Parents Who Lead on Racial Justice in Their Communities" (~1 hr))
To Listen: Scene on Radio "My White Friends" (40 min)
To Read: Atlantic Monthly "When the Culture War Comes for the Kids"
To Read: WBUR "Here's What's In The Police Reform Law Proposed For Massachusetts"
To Read: The Atlantic "The Utter Inadequacy of America's Efforts to Desegregate Schools"
To Watch: Tedx "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race" (~11 min)
To Listen: NPR "How 'Nice White Parents' Can Undermine School Integration" (48 min)
To Listen: NY Times podcast "Nice White Parents" (5 episodes)
To Listen: "CCHS Student Roundtable Discussion about the state of race relations and how to support students of color" (~1 hr 45 min)
To Read: "The Forgotten History of Walden Pond"
To Read: "CCHS Alum Petition and Info"
To Listen: CCHS radio program "Cue the Culture"