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Staff Resources for Understanding Race: Resources

Articles Recommended by Staff

Race & Corporate America

(From Laurie)

Walk in Their Shoes
by The Cultural Alliance of Western CT (from Lesley)


The 1619 Project from the New York Times (78 pages) online version

PDF version - from from Lesley

Lesson plans etc. from the

There is also a podcast, 6 episodes - 3 hours. "Storytelling, insightful and well done." Recommended by Lisa Scails: NY Times podcast “1619” 

Another interesting article about the project by professor Leslie M. Harris in Politico, with links to other scholars.

Our Modern Minstrelsy by Kekla Magoon
‚ÄčThe Horn Book: 17 June 2020

When Black People Are in Pain, White People Start Book Clubs from the Washington Post (from Dorothy)



Ted Talks to help you understand racism in America


Implicit Bias

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.

Diversifying our Collections

Program Ideas

Elizabeth Joseph of Stamford's Ferguson Library partnered with a group called Everyday Democracy to present a 8 part discussion series: - recommended by Kathryn and Rick - Ridgefield Historical Society