Racial Justice Resources

We created this page a a place as a place to share links to resources/readings/videos for people interested in racial justice.
Many of these could be used as a conversation starter for a Stand Against Racism event.
If you have a suggestion of something to add to this page, contact Gerry Leonard at gleonard@ywcaofavl.org.

Racial Justice Coalition

 The Racial Justice Coalition includes representatives of organizations in Asheville and Buncombe County dedicated to racial justice. The RJC comes together in commitment to racial equity and to advocate for the rights of people of color. The RJC includes: ACLU of WNC, ABIPA, Asheville-Buncombe Branch of the NAACP, Asheville City Schools Foundation, Building Bridges of Asheville, Carolina Jews for Justice/West, Center for Diversity Education at UNC-Asheville, Christians for a United Community, Democracy North Carolina, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, Elders Fierce for Justice, Mountain People's Assembly, and YWCA of Asheville and WNC.

RJC Media Statement July 6, 2016

 

Websites

Racial Equity Tools: racialequitytools.org
Campaign Against Racial Profiling: aclu.org/racial-justice/racial-profiling
Tim Wise, Anti-racist Educator: timwise.org
Colorlines: colorlines.org
Black Youth Project: blackyouthproject.com
Civil Rights: civilrights.org

 

Articles

Books
Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby
Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations Through Friendships ( includes a DVD)
It's the Little Things: Everyday Actions that Annoy, Anger and Divide the Races by Lena Williams
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander