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This is a time in history that will forever change our lives and our society as we know it; in the middle of a global health pandemic, we are painfully reminded that historical oppression and racism continue to plague our nation. But, in this moment of pain that our community is experiencing, each of us has the power to ensure that from this pain will emerge positive, lasting change. As an educational institution, we have an obligation to ensure that we create safe spaces for authentic and difficult conversations to take place. Such conversations likely won't feel comfortable, and frankly they shouldn't.
-excerpt from SCC Diversity, Equity and Global Awareness Committee statement

To aid in the conversation, we have composed a list of resources found at Spokane Community College, in Spokane, and in the media; to provide multiple ways to learn and support our community and students.

Resources Currently at Spokane Community College

What is Next?

  • Regular open dialogues with students covering racial and identity issues.

  • Multicultural Student Services and Global Education remodel

  • The addition of a meditation and prayer room in building 6.

Books (All are available as audio books on Audible)

  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools by Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoama Oluo
  • ‚ÄčThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

  • Race Matters by Cornel West

  • Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King

Podcasts & Videos

Articles

Movies and Shows

  • 13th - Netflix

  • American Son - Netflix

  • The Hate U Give - Hulu with Cinemax

  • When They See Us - Netflix

  • Selma - Amazon Prime

  • Dear White People - Netflix