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We’ve put together a list of books, films, downloadable guides and events to aid in unlearning past tropes, understand racism and grasp new concepts to combat it.

The only way to keep the conversation going is to continue to educate our selves and act upon our new knowledge.

Our intent should be to heed some of the final words from Rep. John Lewis: “Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America.”

Let us know what you see, hear and feel. And please invite others to visit the site and join in the conversation, too. Send comments to: editor@fortwayne.com.




Advancing Our Anti-Racism Journey – On July 1, 2020, the Y’s African American CEOs hosted a virtual town hall on Unlearning Systemic Racism. Recordings from each speaker along with additional tools are available here.


Courageous Living, LLC – Race & Culture Training Guide, Courageous Conversation Videos: Trauma of Racism; Race & Toxic Stress; Anxiety, Depression & Grief




How to Be An Anti-racist  by Ibram X. Kendi

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome  by Joy a Degruy

White Awake  by Daniel Hill

White Fragility  by Robin DiAngelo

White Privilege  by Shannon Sullivan




 12 Years A Slave



Birth of A Nation

Fruitvale Station

Get Out

The Hate You Give

Just Mercy




“Queen Sugar”


“When They See Us”


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