Social Equity is the active commitment to fairness, justice, and equality.
Members of ITLA work every day to keep the courthouse doors open so that abuse of power does not go unchecked. Our calling as attorneys and members of this association is to fight against any injustice, including injustice at the hands of governmental powers.
ITLA exists not only to speak out, but to act. We are here to protect the people of Indiana, especially when those rights are deprived without due process of law. We fight to prevent the powerful from closing the doors to justice and recognize that structural changes in our communities need to be made across the board.
ITLA urges its members to use their voices, their practices, and their expertise of the legal system to fight against racism and injustice in any form, in any venue. Our mission is to defend and represent the rights of all people. We stand today and will stand always with all who are oppressed and we vow to bring justice to all Hoosiers in the courtrooms, the statehouse, and in our communities.
ITLA has compiled a list of resources and teaching tools available for our members, their law firms, and the public. We encourage everyone to use these resources to have educated and enlightened conversations about race in your communities. The future starts today, and we lean on our members to lead the way in making our communities, the State of Indiana, and our country a better and more equal place for all.
Understanding Implicit Bias
Implicit Bias, Lifelong Impact
What Would You Do? Bike Theft (White Guy, Black Guy, Pretty Girl)
Implicit Racial Bias Ted Talk from Ashley Hall
Privilege/Class/Social Inequalities Explained in a $100 Race
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Me and White Supremacy, by Layla Saad
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nahesi Coates
How to Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, by Ruha Benjamin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarnation in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, by Paul Kivel
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, by Robin Diangelo
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, by Andrea Ritchie
Deacon King Kong, by James McBride
1619 (NY Times Podcast)
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! (Kimberlé Crenshaw)
Momentum: A Race Forward (Color Lines)
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Nice White Parents (NY Times Podcast)
Seeing White (Podcast series on whiteness)
Yo, Is This Racist? (Earwolf)
The Systems That Protect the Police (The Daily)
In the Dark, Season 2 (APMReports)
“The Death of George Floyd, In Context,” by Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker
The 1619 Project from the New York Times Magazine
“You shouldn’t need a Harvard degree to survive birdwatching while black,” by Samuel Getachew, a 17-year-old and the 2019 Oakland youth poet laureate, for the Washington Post
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Petty McIntosh
“How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change,” by Barack Obama in Medium
“Black Male Writers For Our Time,” by Ayana Mathis in New York Times Magazine
“I Was The Mayor Of Minneapolis And I Know Our Cops Have A Problem,” by R.T. Rybak
“Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge,” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Los Angeles Times
“I’m Black. My Mom is White. This Is The Talk We Had To Have About George Floyd’s Killing,” by Kimberly J. Miller for the Huffington Post
Projecthome.org, Indiana Disproportionality Resource Center, Katie Couric on Medium.com, Oprah.com, WBUR, Harvard University Anti-Racism Resources