Living the Legacy


Power, Privilege, and Responsibility

Unit 1 , Lesson 4

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

Power, Privilege, and Responsibility

Teacher resources: 

Cowan, Paul. An Orphan in History: Retrieving a Jewish Legacy. (NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,1982).

Martinez, Elizabeth Sutherland, ed. Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers. (Brookline, MA: Zephyr Press, 2002).

Green, Melissa Faye. The Temple Bombing. (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1996).

Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities, Includes rich encylopedia entries on individual Jewish communities across the South.

Brodkin, Karen. How Jews became white folks and what that says about race in America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

McIntosh, Peggy. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Copyright 1988.

Kivel, Paul. Uprooting racism: How white people can work for racial justice. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2002.

Pittelman, Karen, and Resource Generation. Classified: How to stop hiding your privilege and use it for social change. Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, 2005.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. This New York-based organization has organized campaigns related to the rights of domestic workers and affordable housing, among other issues.


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