For this Part 2 episode, Bekah and Jess sit down (aka zoom) with an INCREDIBLE panel of #broadsquad members to discuss racism in the education system, law enforcement/the court system, public health, real estate, etc. They talk about the effect of microaggressions, “common” lies that are taught via racism, ways to be an ally, and much more. Please see below to find out more about the panelists and all the resources they have shared.
Amrita’s graduate focus is in Education Administration with a focus on restorative justice. She would love to continue having conversations or answer questions about education policy, and specific impacts on black students.
Her Suggested Resources:
“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“White Rage” by Carol Anderson
Website for compiled resources including reading material, black businesses to support, workshops, etc: https://www.theantiracistsocial.club
Follow her @amrriittaa
AASHNA AGGARWAL M.S.Ed:
Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate
College of Education, Purdue University
Her suggested resources:
"Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon"
Amanda is a middle school Spanish teacher finishing up her graduate degree in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. Her research focuses on anti-racist education and tools needed to support students of color learn about racial and ethnic identity, something she wishes she had as a kid.
A resource guide she put together for educators: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HYOPrTglpZkgY7ZMbA_Gu4_rAJb8w52lhFKbFPBzDsc/edit?usp=sharing
A website she helped build that gives a lot of resources for professional development and basics for equity work:https://www.jesuitswestcore.org
MEGAN LYNEIS - Public Defender:
Instagram: @ meglyneis
tik tok: @ megthepublicdefender
Her suggested resources to learn more about racism and the CJS:
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Resources on Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: https://www.nacdl.org/Content/RacialDisparityResources
"Rose Brewer and Nancy Heitzeg, The Racialization of Crime and Punishment: Criminal Justice, Color-Blind Racism, and the Political Economy of the Prison Industrial Complex"
"Mumia Abu-Jamal, Live from Death Row"
"Mika'il Deveaux, The Trauma of the Incarceration Experience"
"Alex S. Vitale, The End of Policing"
"Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow"
How Prisons Serve Capitalism: https://www.publicbooks.org/how-prisons-serve-capitalism/
The Marshall Project: https://www.themarshallproject.org/
"Bell Hooks, Killing Rage: Ending Racism"
The Sentencing Project, Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice
The Atlantic, The Constitution is on Pause in America's courtrooms: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/constitution-pause-americas-courtrooms/616633/Link to an online bookstore to buy your anti-racist and social justice materials from that is an alternative to Amazon:
EJ (they/them) is a Master's student studying public health genetics focused on how risk factors such as race become embodied and create health inequities.
Their Instagram: @d00bsick
Their Suggested Resources:
"Medical Apartheid by Harriet Washington"
"Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the 21st Century by Dorothy Roberts”
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