Uncategorized June 5, 2020

Awareness is the First Step to a Better Tomorrow

Many people are starting to realize that racism is a lot more widespread and day to day than most realized…

One of the first questions people are asking themselves is What can I do? What should I think?

At Windermere on Whidbey Island, we know that knowledge is empowering and clarifying when times are stressful and people are confused. It sounds like it’s almost too easy but it’s absolutely true that one of the best things you can do is listen, read, and watch with a heart to learn more. This is a shortlist of high-quality talks, videos, animations, and articles we think will help to get you started. There are thousands more. If you have a recommendation please leave it in the comments below. Thank you for showing up to this issue.


Why what has happened recently is such a big deal…

Trevor Noah on current events (18:12) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c


For those with young kids this short video may help explain racism…

Book reading of “Something Happened in Our Town” (8:50) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOhOFGcWm8


Why being color blind is not a good thing…

TEDx Fighting to be Seen in a Colorblind World by Traci Ellis (14:34) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqvZRO2LPmw&t=101s


What does white privilege mean…

Sociology Live explanation (4:09) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLgbw_A1mLI

A talk about Charlottesville by Brene Brown (12-32 min) answer begins around 3:30 https://www.facebook.com/brenebrown/videos/1778878652127236


What is systemic racism

Explanation of how our systems have been built in a racist way (4:23) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ


Help in understanding the big picture with racism by academic Robin DiAngelo…

A book option: https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism/dp/0807047414

An article option: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/16/white-fragility-racism-interview-robin-diangelo


How the Real Estate industry has contributed to racism…

Explained, Racial Wealth Gap (16:12) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqrhn8khGLM&t=34s

The Disturbing History of the Suburbs (6:19) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETR9qrVS17g&t=7s

Real Estate Investigation: Testing the Divide (41:17) https://projects.newsday.com/long-island/real-estate-investigation-videos/

How a Real Estate brokerage should be talking about racism https://www.redfin.com/blog/its-not-enough/


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