General Racial Justice and Reparations Resources:
White Privilege; Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh. This is a seminal essay, written in 1989, describing the ways people who appear white carry unearned privilege.
Short Version or Long Version of White Supremacy Culture Characteristics by Tema Okun
The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This 2014 article in The Atlantic received wide acclaim and galvanized the modern reparations movement for people of African American heritage.
Racial Wealth Gap and Crisis of American Capitalism by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Local Indigenous Landback Resources:
Nipmuc Leaders Push for State-Owned Land Back in Belchertown
Returning land to tribes is a step towards justice and sustainability, say Wabanaki, environmental activists
Working Resource Documents:
An Incomplete List of Resources for Further Learning about the Racial Wealth Gap and Reparations for African Americans
An Incomplete List of Resources for Further Learning about Indigenous History, Issues, Landback and Reparations
We want to acknowledge that many people identify as both Black and Indigenous, and we hope our separation here does not diminish or undermine these identities.