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RESOURCES: ANTI-RACISM

We want to thank everyone who has provided information, links and resources for this important topic. Many of our sources below can be attributed to The Action for Black Lives team, at Columbia University School of Social Work and their resource page is constantly being updated. Check them out for more resources.

  • Planning Specifc Anti-Racism Resources
  • Petitions
  • Donations
  • Self Education
  • Allyship
  • Activism
  • Stay Informed
  • Social Media
  • Readings
  • Movies & Podcasts
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  • Violence Against Black Americans a Moment of Reckoning for the Planning Profession: After a wave violence against Black men in the United States, it is the duty of the planning profession to consider its role in perpetuating institutional racism.mericans a Moment of Reckoning for the Planning Profession: 
  • Maintaining Professionalism In The Age of Black Death Is….A Lot: This is a powerful article written by a Black professional trying to deal with past and recent racist actions. Please read. It will open you eyes and mind to what your staff, colleagues and friends may be going through.
  • Planning Beyond Mass Incarceration, Journal of Planning Education and Resources: The policing and penal systems play an oversized role in shaping the built environment and budgets of cities, alongside the lives of urban residents. Law enforcement systems are also deeply inequitable with poor residents, and communities of color disproportionately harmed by the violences of the system. Planning’s contribution to the creation of durable spatial stratification in the built environment implicates planning in the class and race disparities in law enforcement systems. Planning research and theory has also supported this inequity by largely neglecting the relationships between policing and penal systems and planning. The articles in this volume address this neglect and employ a wide variety of core theories, methods, and methodologies from planning to engage with the relationships between planning and law enforcement. The articles are connected through attention to racial justice including analyzing moments where planning supported and produced injustice, and identifying opportunities to support greater equity, decarceration and even abolition where planning practice, education and research support the creation of systems of safety and care beyond mass incarceration.
  • Anti-Racist Reading List: This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Self Education & Steps to Become Anti-Racist: This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible. We will continue to add resources.
  • Starting My Anti-Racist Journey - Reading and Viewing List: For those wondering how to have a conversation about race. When you are starting your journey, many wonder which articles to read, what books to commitment to, and what things to watch. The most important thing for you to do right now - Learn then Act. Listen then Support. Love and be moved to make that love a verb.

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