BRIDGE Joe Easley addresses Rotary

Building Respect & Integrity in Diverse Greater Evansville

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Joe Easley presented an “Introduction to Understanding Racism and White Privilege” to Evansville Rotarians. He began the informative program with a quote from John Lewis, 60’s Civil Rights Leader and late US Congressman. “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.”

Below are resources about Racism in America that he requested we pass along.

Resources about Racism in America (a partial list)
Videos (There are many more, including several Ted Talks)
“Deconstructing White Privilege” by Robin DiAngelo – Excellent explanation of this topic. Found on
YouTube with title & her name – 20 or 22 min.
“Holy Post – Race in America” by Phil Vischer – June 2020 YouTube video from the creator of “Veggie
Tales.” Brief explanation of the history of racial injustice & its continuing effects – 18 min
“Left Turn 2” – Available at https://www.leftturnproductions.com/left-turn-2. Produced in Evansville.
May be found at “Left Turn Productions Evansville” website – 8 min.
“Systemic Racism Explained” from act.tv 4 min. –This cartoon can be found by searching title on
YouTube, but it may not be the first entry of this title to come up – 4 min.
“Implicit Bias Lesson 1: Schemas” from UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Part of a series,
but this one is especially relevant; found searching YouTube – 3 min.
“Slavery to Mass Incarceration” by the Equal Justice Initiative – Bryan Stevenson narrates. Found on
YouTube and available through the EJI website under “EJI v – 6 min.
“Proctor & Gamble: The Talk” – Easily found on YouTube with this title; was a commercial – 2 min.
“Racism is Real” by Brave New Films, available on YouTube under this name – 3 min.
“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” – YouTube series by former NFL-er Emmanuel Acho
“Debunking Confederate Statue Myths” by ACLU attorney Jeffery Robinson – on YouTube under this title
Movies (There are many more, including 2014’s “Selma” & 2017’s “Mudbound”)
“13th” – director Ava DuVernay – explores “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration” (2016)
“Just Mercy” – director Destin Daniel Cretton – American legal drama based on the book below (2019)
Books (This is a beginning list of recent books; there are also classic)
White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo (2018) – by leading trainer in understanding how racism works today
The Racial Healing Handbook – Anneliese Singh (2019) – a workbook for personal reflection & sharing
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in American – Ibram X. Kendi (2016)
How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi (2019) – follow up to his history (above)
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice – Paul Kivel (1st ed. 1996; 4th ed. 2017)
Waking up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race – Debby Irving (2014)
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism – Edward Baptist (2014)
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Color-Blindness – Michelle Alexander (2010, 2012)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson (2014) – work with death row inmates
“Hate in America” – Time magazine edition devoted to the subject, vol. 190, #8, August 28, 2017
The 1619 Project – a “New York Times Magazine” special edition, August 18, 2019
BRIDGE Events (Among the experiences group members can facilitate)
BRIDGE will host another large event in September & quarterly thereafter (specifics coming later)
Introduction to Understanding Racism – 20-minute facilitate PowerPoint presentation
Video Presentation & Discussion– 90 minutes Facilitated Panel Discussion – 90 minutes
Beads of Privilege Exercise – 90 minutes Book Study Opportunities
Contact Person for BRIDGE: Co-Convener Rev. Joe Easley (easyjoe1947@gmail.com & 812-431-3248)

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