The tragedy of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police is another reminder of the racism, police brutality, discrimination, and injustice that the black community faces in America. We recognize that another pandemic, coronavirus, has also affected the black community at a disproportionately higher rate.
The Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment and Innovation (DCBI) condemns racism, discrimination, and injustices, and we stand in solidarity with the black community and other minority communities that are being affected.
In our opposition of racism, discrimination, and social, economic, and health injustices of the black community and other minority communities, we urge our members to educate themselves and involve themselves in actions to breakdown the structures of racism and injustices in America. Below are some action plans that we, at DCBI will be engaging in, and resources to educate ourselves and others about racism.
- You could provide childcare to someone who otherwise cannot attend a protest
- Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses White Fragility. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU
- Dr. David Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health looks at the social and behavioral factors--including socioeconomic status, race, discrimination, and place--that play a role in triggering toxic stress for children and adults. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCeAzhKobk8
- Notes of a Native Son, by James Baldwin. https://www.alibris.com/Notes-of-a-Native-Son-James-Baldwin/book/4736686?matches=31
- The wretched of the earth, by Franz Fannon. https://www.alibris.com/The-wretched-of-the-earth-Frantz-Fanon/book/7319194?matches=60
- Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison. https://www.alibris.com/Invisible-Man-Ralph-Ellison/book/3339849?matches=571
- White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo. https://www.alibris.com/White-Fragility-Why-Its-So-Hard-for-White-People-to-Talk-about-Racism-Robin-DiAngelo/book/39894541?matches=3
- So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo. https://www.sealpress.com/titles/ijeoma-oluo/so-you-want-to-talk-about-race/9781580056779/
- We encourage you to buy books if you can, especially if you find a copy in a local independent, Black-owned bookstore, https://lithub.com/you-can-order-today-from-these-black-owned-independent-bookstores/ , but we can also share free copies if this would be helpful. Just reach out!
- Great anti-racism books for children at any age at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/kids-books-racism-protest.html