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Resources for Individual Exploration & Study

Below is a sampling of some of the material that has been helpful and meaningful to me during my personal exploration about the history (and present circumstances) of racism in America. I encourage you to do your own explorations as well, and to share your findings and feelings with me as they arise. 


Carrying Our Burdens, Knowing Their Names 
Rabbi Hayon, May 29, 2020
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Settling with Old Ghosts
Rabbi Hayon​​​, September 18, 2018 (Yom Kippur)


  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  • Ten Dollars to Hate by Patricia Bernstein
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


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