As many of you know, there has been a call for a national scholar strike on Sept. 8 and 9 to make a stand for racial justice and promote “a public teach-in about police brutality and violence in our communities from both historical and contemporary perspectives.”
Inspired by the WNBA’s, NBA’s, and MLB’s work stoppages, a number of academics thought something similar should happen in the academy (see here and here). There are any number of ways to voluntarily participate in the scholars’ strike from not working to discussing issues of racism and police violence with your students to attending the national teach-in or local events being organized by CRES faculty.
For those of you who do want to raise these issues with your students next week, we have compiled a list of resources that may be useful in supporting that conversation. You and your students can also tune into the national teach-in and the Facebook live event https://www.facebook.com/Scholarstrike2020 (find more details and updates on Twitter at #ScholarStrike or @ScholarStrike).
We also want to highlight the hard work and important scholarship and teaching on race and racism by CRES and faculty of color at TCU, and those who have long advocated for racial justice on the TCU campus. We hope that these prove useful for those of you who choose to participate.
The AAUP Justice Committee
Resources for Teaching about Racism, BLM, and Policing
Film Clips and Documentaries
- I am Not Your Negro – https://tcu.kanopy.com/video/i-am-not-your-negro
- Whose Streets? An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising – https://tcu.kanopy.com/video/whose-streets
- True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality – https://tcu.kanopy.com/video/true-justice-bryan-stevensons-fight-equality
- From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation: TEDx talk by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=150&v=nyE5nI1nRJI&feature=emb_logo
- The future of race in America :Tedx talk by Michelle Alexander https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ6H-Mz6hgw
- An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbicAmaXYtM&feature=youtu.be
- Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement documentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIoYtKOqxeU&t=9s
- “The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an ‘Aberration’”Michelle Alexander. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/sunday/michelle-alexander-new-jim-crow.html
- “The Case for Reparations.” Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
- “Letter to My Son.” Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/tanehisi-coates-between-the-world-and-me/397619/
- “We Should Still Defund the Police” Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/defund-the-police
- “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.” Alicia Garza. The Feminist Wire. https://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/