Deeper Dive Session 8: Divisions in Present-Day White America
The Deeper Dive recommendations come from a diverse array of facilitators, participants, and advisors. They’ve been curated by a curriculum review committee that will also periodically revise/update the lists. The lists are by no means comprehensive.
The materials are offered for the sake of individual use, and circles may also decide to create structured use. For example, participants could sign up to review one or more of the supplementary materials for a particular session, and then offer insights during that particular session’s circle meeting. Or, circles that have completed the curriculum may find they wish to reconvene and create their own curriculum from these suggested resources.
- Films and Videos
- “Two Distant Strangers” (2020), short film available on Netflix (Note: use of profanity)
- “Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together” (2018), Van Jones
- “White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America” (2017), Joan C. Williams
- “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America” (2016), Nancy Isenberg
- “Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy” (2018), edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll
- “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” (2021), Heather McGhee
- “The Hidden Wound” (1970), Wendell Berry
- “Critical Race Theory, An Introduction” (2001), Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic
- Articles and Essays
- “Race & Anti-fragility, Wendell Berry’s ‘The Hidden Wound’ at Fifty” (Aug. 5, 2020), Joshua P. Hochschild, Commonweal magazine
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