In the interest of deepening community conversation about the current and historic realities of racial inequity, the MDI Racial Equity Working Group would like to recommend the following resources for our law enforcement leaders and staff. Please contact us for additional opportunities for discussions and educational workshops.
American Police, NPR’s Throughline, 1-hour audio
Is Police Brutality Really About Race? Chapter 6 from Ijeoma Oluo’s 2018 book, So You Want to Talk About Race
Referenced in Oluo’s book, A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing, by Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D.
The Systems that Protect the Police, New York Times The Daily, 24-minute audio
The Fate of America Depends on Ending Its Culture of Policing, Tim Wise