Resources & Education
"We who believe in freedom cannot rest."
At the Thomas Merton Center, we are firm believers in lifelong education; that means we are always looking to learn, grow, and reflect on our past, present, and future. We may be weeks, months, years, or even decades into our fight for liberation, but we are never exempt from extending our knowledge.
That is why, in keeping with this sentiment, our team at the TMC is working on assembling a weekly Political Education segment of the e-blast, as well as a resource page on the TMC website where all of the links in the education portion of the e-blast can be found. It will be a live, weekly updated page with resources for allies and accomplices and everyone to further our education. We invite you, members of the Merton Center, to submit readings, videos, blog posts, or any bits of knowledge that you would like to share with the rest of the community by using this link.
RESOURCES FOR WHITE ACCOMPLICES
The Violent State: Black Women's Invisible Struggle Against Police Violence by Michelle S. Jacobs (2017)
The Possessive Investment In Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics by George Lipsitz (1998)
BLACK HISTORY & REVOLUTIONARY LITERATURE
How We Get Free edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Social Insecurity: The Transformation of American Criminal Justice, 1965-2000 by Anthony Platt (2001)
Opening Up Borderland Studies: A Review of U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Discourse by Jose Palafox (2001)