what i learned from Yale: friends & professors, my majors, justice | Class with Cass



i’ve been at Yale for 3 years now. here’s a video on a few things Yale has taught me. & by Yale i don’t mean the institution. i mean my friends, faculty, professors, mentors who go against the grain. i mean the content i learn in my major, ethnicity race & migration, which is almost as young as i am compared to yale’s long history. as you’ll learn in the video, our educational systems are broken, so im donating all my summer pay from my yale admissions blog to the Equal Justice Initiative, Black Lives Matter–LA division, Black Visions Collective, & ConnCat.

*All proceeds from this video go to the Equal Justice Initiative. All proceeds from all of my Youtube videos for the month of June go the Equal Justice Initiative & I will match it dollar for dollar.*

black lives matter. to my black viewers, I stand with you.

*clarification on Ahmaud Arbery… his killer was a former police cop: https://rb.gy/felx3k

if your comment detracts from the point of this video it will be deleted.

topics i cover:

2:43 educational system = broken
5:04 solidarity: what is it
7:17 white supremacy–we are complicit
9:36 whiteness
11:19 how to be actively anti-racist

LINKS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:
Robin Kelley, “Black Study, Black Struggle.” https://rb.gy/wa2dvw
Stefano Harney & Fred Moten, “The University & the Undercommons,” in The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study. https://bit.ly/303Cetz
Roxanne Gay, “Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us.” https://nyti.ms/3cshs9K
Interview with Claudia Rankine https://bit.ly/3eKWjJh
Read her book Citizen: https://amzn.to/3cvsTgA
Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” https://bit.ly/2XYsqP2
Eileen Huang, “A Letter From a Yale Student to the Chinese American Community” English version: https://bit.ly/2z4Sy2k, Chinese version: https://bit.ly/36UqpYf
Andrea Smith, “Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy” https://bit.ly/3gPKEuM
“What Is the Model Minority Myth?” https://bit.ly/3gNa8IZ
NPR: “Model Minority Myth Used as a Racial Wedge Between Asians & Blacks” https://n.pr/36Vyax7
Robin DiAngelo, “White Fragility” https://amzn.to/3eMUhs9
“Claudia Rankine: Why I’m Spending $625,000 to study whiteness” https://bit.ly/3gNW4z1

How to be antiracist:
Anti-racism resources: https://bit.ly/305gVaY
How to Ally by Rahshemah Wise: https://bit.ly/2yZ7f6S
20+ Allyship Actions for Asians: https://bit.ly/2MsDS02
Talking to your kids about race: https://bit.ly/2YbsYBl
Why you should stop explaining “all lives matter” https://bit.ly/2U3UKOU
On Tone: Its vast Underappreciation & the Racial Damage Which Results https://bit.ly/3gPrd59
Anti-Racism Activist Jane Elliott Leaves White Audience Speechless : https://bit.ly/2Y1iiVw
K-Pop stans using their platform to drown out racist messages/flooding police apps: https://rb.gy/e7lpfn

To Educate Yourself/Lift up voices:
Read up on these foundational thinkers: https://bit.ly/3eJxMnW
An entire college-level syllabus: https://bit.ly/3gPrlBF
Watch Just Mercy (movie) (for free!) & use Equal Justice Intiative’s discussion guide afterwards to guide conversation: https://bit.ly/2MqVI3o
Watch When They See Us (TV series) on Netflix https://bit.ly/3gJ3CTA
Watch Dear White People on Netflix (TV mini-series) https://bit.ly/3gRT199 (& also rent the OG film on Amazon Prime. Truly GENIUS) https://amzn.to/36VUR4d
Read Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie https://amzn.to/2Msj9Ju
11 Anti-Racist Accounts to follow: https://bit.ly/3cpwSeM
How to financially help BLM by just watching a video: https://youtu.be/bCgLa25fDHM
Intersectionality by Kimberle Crenshaw: https://rb.gy/worsim
“The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” by Audre Lorde: https://rb.gy/lk3sep
History shows how slavery helped build many US colleges & universities: https://rb.gy/b9ogyr

How to talk about the protests & riots:
“Don’t Understand the Protests?” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: https://rb.gy/v14rns
“What images of burning buildings & broken windows tell us” by Frank Shyong https://rb.gy/ivdr9y
“The Double Standard of the American Riot” by Kellie Carter Jackson https://rb.gy/mhlbvy
“Getting killed by police is a leading cause of death for young black men in America” https://rb.gy/j6gjtd
Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests: https://rb.gy/4y04wl

Where to Donate:
Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/
Black Lives Matter LA: https://www.gofundme.com/f/blmla
Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
ConnCat: https://conncat.org/
ApolloTheater: https://www.apollotheater.org/
Center for Constitutional Rights: https://ccrjustice.org/
100 Black Men of America: https://100blackmen.org/
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/
Facing History: https://www.facinghistory.org/
Obama Foundation: https://www.obama.org/
Innocence Project: https://www.innocenceproject.org/
List of 85 black-owned food businesses: https://rb.gy/gfsf6m
Community bail funds, resources, orgs: https://rb.gy/oqq70o


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