Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! Resources on Ferguson
The killing of Michael Brown and response from the community and police in Ferguson, Missouri, has shown us once again how far we have to go to address racism in the 21st century. We hope this pivotal moment will motivate people to have courageous conversations that result in taking action in our lives, workplaces, and institutions. Here are a few resources we’ve pulled together for you to reflect on and share with others.
Ferguson in Context
Seattle Times article about books on race and the police
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness–book by Michelle Alexander
The Ferguson Syllabus–Sociological Context
Resources for Educators
Teaching About Ferguson–Teaching for Change article
Current Events Classroom–ADL Lesson Plans
Do’s and Don’t’s for Teaching about Ferguson–The Root article
Arts and Inspiration
Don’t Shoot–Powerful photo taken at Howard University
Be Free–song by J. Cole
Black Rage–song by Lauryn Hill
If they Gunned me Down–Black activism on Tumblr and Twitter
Jon Stewart’s response to Fox News coverage of Ferguson
What Can I Do?
Please share other resources you’ve come across in the comments.
In Hope and Solidarity,
Ilsa and Caprice