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Intersectional Justice: Anti-Racism

A Compilation of Resources from REL353, Fall 2020

Anti-Racism

The Anti-Racism action team worked to understand ways to combat racism within the La Salle University community as well as locally and nationally. The resources below demonstrate intersectional justice by connecting Anti-Racism to environmental justice, criminal justice reform, and LGBTQ rights. 

                                                                                      

Environmental Justice

"Civil Rights Enforcement Can Help End Environmental Racism" by Avi S. Garbow, The Hill 

This article connects anti-racism work to environmental justice. As described in the article, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified environmental racism; people who live in areas with high levels of pollution, who are people of color, are most likely to die from the virus. This article shows the intersectionality of anti-racism, COVID-19, and environmental justice. 

Criminal Justice Reform

"Report to the United Nations on Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System" by The Sentencing Project 

This website is a report to the United Nations which explains the staggering racial disparities in the United States criminal justice system. The report gives information and statistics as well as recommendations to lessen the racial disparities and reform the criminal justice system. 

LGBTQ Rights

"Pride Started with 'Revolutionary Riots'" by Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News

At the beginning of Pride Month, June 2020, LGBTQ activists called for solidarity with black and brown communities. The two movements of LGBTQ rights and the anti-racism efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement have worked together and continue to do so in the fight for justice.