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Resources to Learn About Racism & Social Equity


The outdoor industry is one of the many that need to address its prevalent racism and social discrimination. Sports Basement is working to help diversify the outdoors but we also know that it starts with each and every one of us. Here's a (non-exhaustive and continually evolving) list of resources that we've been learning from. 

Recommended Readings

If you're looking to purchase a book we recommend buying through black-owned bookstores

Podcasts

    Films

    Diversity in the Outdoors Films:

    Social Justice Films:

    Bay Area specific Social Justice Films:

    Free Viewing Resources: 

    Websites for More Resources and Ways to Get Involved

    3 comments

    • Linda Swiller says...

      Hi,
      I’m one of your customers in So. Cal., and a social worker. I just want to commend you on the wealth of resources you’re putting out there to educate all of us about racism. I’m forwarding to others.
      Thank you and good job👍

      On June 19, 2020
    • Kimberly L King says...

      I think you left out a number of resources that need to be included:

      Not sure at all why this did not make the list; local group out of Oakland, Shanti Butler’s Cracking The Codes, THE SYSTEM OF RACIAL INEQUITY. https://www.world-trust.org/cracking-the-codes

      White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide – https://www.amazon.com/White-Rage-Unspoken-Racial-Divide
      Ms. Anderson was also recently inteviewed on DemocracyNOW! and the Guardian UK published an OpEd.
      Our System Is Corroded: Carol Anderson on Rampant Police Violence and Assault on Voting Rights – https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/5/new_evidence_ahmaud_arbery_case

      In 1919, the state failed to protect black Americans. A century later, it’s still failing – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/commentisfree/2020/jun/02/in-1919-the-state-failed-to-protect-black-americans-a-century-later-its-still-failing

      Jane Elliott’s Blue Eyes Green Eyes Experiment –
      https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lesson-of-a-lifetime-72754306/
      Lesson of a Lifetime
      Her bold experiment to teach Iowa third graders about racial prejudice divided townspeople and thrust her onto the national stage
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0-vRRFhNDA,

      And this just in today, To be Black is to suffer perpetual wounds. Here’s how you can make a difference
      – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/09/black-americans-police-violence-protest-activism

      Anything by James Baldwin.

      I hope these are helpful.

      On June 19, 2020
    • Marcia Lusk says...

      Thank you, Eric! This is a great list and I appreciate your action plan!! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! Congratulations on all the graduations and birthdays!

      On June 19, 2020

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