Articles

Below are additional articles pertaining to issues explored in And It Begins Like This:

“In the Name of the Fathers”

“What If Reconstruction Hadn’t Failed?” by Annette Gordon-Reed
“When Black Lives Mattered: Why Teach Reconstruction” by Adam Sanchez
“Appreciate the History of Names to Root Out Stigma” by Morgan Jerkins
“The Legacy of Colorism Reflects Wounds of Racism That Are More Than Skin-Deep” by Deneen L. Brown
“How Colorism Affects Black Women Today, Because It’s Absolutely A Feminist Issue” by Georgina Lawton
“From Noah’s Curse to Slavery’s Rationale” by Felicia R. Lee
“How Christian Slaveholders Used the Bible to Justify Slavery” by Noel Rae
Noah’s Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery by Stephen R. Hayes
“A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify Slavery” by Michael Harriot
“Brown at 60: The Doll Test”
“Study: White and Black Children Biased Toward Lighter Skin”
“Racial Classification and Preference in Negro Children” by Kenneth B. Clark and Mamie P. Clark

“Before You Throw Her Body Down”

“The Jezebel Stereotype” explained on the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
“The History of Red Lipstick, From Ancient Egypt To Taylor Swift and Everything in Between” by Marlen Komar
“Confronting My Racist Object” by Logan Jaffe
“Mizzou Student From St. Louis Arrested in Cotton Ball Case” by Doug Wong
“Mizzou Students Charged With Littering For Cottonball Incident” by Tim O’Neil
“Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to HipHop” by Yuval Taylor and Jake Auesten

“After Water Comes the Fire”

“The World Will Soon Be At War Over Water” by James Fergusson
“Why Did Slaves Adopt the Bible?” NPR Interview with Allen Dwight
“If You Want Clean Water, Don’t Be Black in America” by Brentin Mock
“Living With Racial Battle Fatigue” by Dionne Irving

“Lest We Forget”

“The Psychic Toll of Reading the News While Black” by Morgan Jerkins

“If My Heart Should Confess”

“Beyonce in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist, Both?” by
“Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Spells Out What It Means To Be A Black Feminist” by Niki McGloster
“Beywatch” by Hilton All
“How Respectability Politics Stifle Black Self Expression” by Shannon Rodgers
“Respectability Will Not Save Us: Black Lives Matter Is Right to Reject the ‘Dignity and Decorum’ Mandate Handed Down to Us from Slavery” by Shannon M. Houston
“Respectability Will Not Save Us” by Carol Anderson

“As For Me And My House”

“Redlining Was Banned 50 years Ago. It’s Still Hurting Minorities Today.” by Tracy Jan
“Modern Day Redlining: How Banks Block People of Color from Homeownership” by Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez
“The Recession Had A Racial Slant” by Gillian B. White
“Building the First Slavery Museum in America” by David Amsden
“New Museum Depicts ‘The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To the Tomb'” by Debbie Elliott
“Plantation Tours: Don’t Expect to Hear How Horrible Slavery Really Was” by Demetria Lucas D’Oyley

“And For By Grace”

Obama’s Eulogy Speech in Charleston
“Why Is Forgiveness Always Expected from the Black Community After Violence Occurs?” by Jenn M. Jackson
“Black America Should Stop Forgiving White Racists” by Stacey Patton
“Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof” by Roxane Gay

“Glory Be Her Name”

“From Activist to Author: How 12-year-Old Marley Dias Is Changing the Face of Children’s Literature” by Maggie McGrath
“The Ongoing Problem of Race in Y.A.” by Jen Doll
“This Is What Erasure Looks Like: Texas Textbooks Rewrite History” by Maha Thomas
“How America Fails Black Girls” Morgan Jerkins
“The Color Fetish” by Toni Morrison
“Leslie Jones, White Supremacy, and the Importance of Representation” by Natalyia C.
“Writing While Black: On Cliche, Stereotype, and the Struggle To Describe Blackness” by Morgan Jerkins

“The Inheritors”

“Confederate Monuments Are Being Discovered Faster Than They Can Be Taken Down” by Madeleine Aggeler
“The Day I Went Hunting for the KKK” by Dave Eggers
“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“‘When They Steal your Land, They Steal Your Future'” by Todd Lewan and Dolores Barclay
“African Americans Have Lost Untold Acres of Land Over the Last Century” by Leah Douglas

“A Plumb, Falling”

“What Is Scientific Racism?” Step Back History Youtube Video
“Scientific Racism Isn’t ‘Back’–It Never Went Away” by Edward Burmila
“Born That Way? ‘Scientific Racism Is Creeping Back Into Our Thinking. Here’s What to Watch Out For” by W. Carson Burd and Matthew W. Hughey
“The Problem of the Color Line” by Anna Quindlen
“The Problem of the Twentieth-First Century” by Whitney Cole
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarcertation
“Du Bois, Still Relevant In the 21st Century” NPR Interview with Clarence Page
“The Difference We Haven’t Overcome: Why the Color Line Endures in America” by Robert T. Carter