Anti-Racism I is an introduction to the topic of race and racism in the United States. The primary audience for this course is anyone who is interested in learning about race/racism in the US who has never taken a course in critical race or ethnic studies or affiliated fields (indeed, who may not know what the fields of critical race studies or ethnic studies are), who has never read a book about race/racism, or attended any race equity or diversity trainings on the topic of race/racism. There is no charge for this ongoing course.
Anti-Racism II explores the historical and linguistic constructions of race and racism in the United States and interrogates the origins and meaning of intersectionality.
Race Forward's Racial Justice Trainings are for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, the Building Racial Equity trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.
Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power is the second training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. Through August 20, 2021.
Videos and Podcasts
The Importance of Engaged Buddhism & Anti-Racism: A Talk with Brad Wiscons. (Podcast) The Tattooed Buddha, June 2021.
Black and Buddhist and the Sanitized Stench of Genocide in the U. S. (Video) Zen Peacemakers, April 2021.
Why Are Asian Americans Being Attacked and What Can You Do About It? Zaid Jelani, Greater Good, March 21, 2021
Born with Two Strikes: How Systemic Racism Shaped Floyd’s Life and Hobbled his Ambition. Washington Post, October 8, 2020
Why is Covid-19 Killing so Many Black Americans? Andrea Collier, Greater Good, June 30, 2020.
The West has a role in re-imagining the U.S, Ruxandra Guidi, High Country News, June 23, 2020
The American Nightmare, Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic, June 1, 2020
The Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, June 1, 2014
Waking up to Racism: Dharma, Diversity, and Race, bell hooks, Tricycle, Fall 1994
Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists, Chenxing Han, 2021.
America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal, Larry Ward, 2020.
Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom, Pamela Yetunde and Cheryl A. Giles, 2020.
The Inner Work of Racial Justice, Rhonda V. Magee, 2019
So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo, 2019
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, 2018
Buddhist Justice Reporter Defined as "a community of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Buddhist practitioners, primarily but not exclusively based in the Twin Cities, who have chosen to come together to write, sit, and organize around the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer."
Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
Teach.com offers resources for individuals, groups and policymakers to understand how to approach racial equity and promote more racial equality in communities, schools, healthcare systems and other areas.