A shortlist of texts for educators to consider using on their way to being anti-racist. Compiled by Dr. Aretina R. Hamilton

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The Basics


We enter the academy hoping to effect change and to carry on the legacy of our discipline, but what happens when these very places kill us?

The University of Alaska recently announced plans to eliminate 39 academic departments and to consolidate majors due to concerns with shrinking enrollment due to…


As a scholar, I entered the world of academia as a planner. I examined urban planning and the devolution of American cities — and then I discovered Geography. The original scene of the crime. This original technology was used to cut up the world into pieces and to fulfill manifest…


Image Source: https://atlantablackstar.com/2015/07/05/assimilation-black-americas-elusive-goal/

Iam tired. Lately, this tiredness has begun to penetrate not only my mind but into my bones. There’s no medical diagnosis, but surely living in this world at this time is making me sick. Looking at me, one would not discern how I could walk around breathing and smiling, but…


Sometimes I wonder if my social anxiety is a byproduct of racism
This internal need to recede from public life
But then again,
when did this become life?
I am tired
I am Expired
I am Broken
Into scattered pieces
Thieves come in the middle of the night and rob me…


Over the past month I have watched numerous stories regarding blatant acts of racism perpetuated by minors. For instance, incidents in San Francisco, New Jersey, Portland and Taiwan showed high school students engaged in these acts. So it would seem that it has become an epidemic. This thing called hate…

Aretina R. Hamilton

Cultural Geographer, Pop Cultural Enthusiast, Curator of Socially Conscious Minds

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