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Useful Links

 
 

Other people’s great ideas about various topics.

 
 
 

What if we treated physical illness the way we often treat mental illness?

A humorous yet powerful look at the absurdly unfair ways some people approach mental illness. (Click Picture to Open Site)

 

If medication for physical health problems were seen the way we often see medication for mental health problems.

Similar to the first link, but entirely about medication. (Click Picture to Open Site)

 
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3 great books on race in America.

I would be foolish to make any claims that I know a lot about race, and I am certainly no expert on the topic. Therefore, I share these book titles with you not as a professional, but as one human being making a suggestion to another human being.

The Hate U Give is a great novel that describes American racism through the eyes of a teenaged woman of color. The audio version is well-told, and the movie is worth seeing as well. (Note: An appreciation for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Tupac Shakur are beneficial but not necessary.)

White Fragility is a non-fiction book explaining racism in America. The author is a white woman who works as a professional cultural awareness educator, meaning she provides in-depth trainings to companies and other adult groups to help people become more aware of both subtle and obvious forms of racism.

The third book, So You Want to Talk About Race, deserves a more interesting title, in my opinion. It is another wonderful non-fiction book that easily kept my attention and helped me learn more ways to be aware of racism and its effect in American culture.

Again, I do not claim to be an expert on the topic of race. All I can say for sure is that these books have helped me understand significantly more about racial bias and racism than I was aware of before.

(I’m not linking to them because I’m not trying to sell you anything. To save money, consider checking your library first!)