US2 Readers Guide

  1. There are many opportunities in every section of this book to consider, respond, and reflect. US2 offers the following prompts to reflect on the book after reading, rather than as an accompanying guide while reading.
  2. There is a Glossary on p. 156-8. What terms were new to you when you read/experienced this book? Does having more words and/or a broader vocabulary affect how you think about anti-racism? If yes, how? If not, why not?
  3. Jewell shares the ideas, thoughts, and inspiration of many anti-racist thinkers, writers, and activists. Who are you interested in learning more from? Why? You can use the Select Bibliography and Further Reading on pages 158-159 to inspire you.
  4. The second half of the book (Chapters 10-20) are about being actively anti-racist personally and in community. Which chapters describe where you are on your anti- racist journey? Which chapters describe activities that you have yet to explore? Which are you most interested in working on first?
  5. At US2 we identify and discuss 15 –ISMs, or forms of discrimination and work to be anti-discriminatory. How do you see this primer on anti-racism as a way to think about fighting against all forms of discrimination, especially those forms that racism intersects with? Explain how it could be applied to one of the following forms of discrimination: classism, sexism, ableism, sizeism, ageism, or saneism.
  6. What youth in your life are you most excited to share this book with? Do you think you might actively read it with them or simply give it to them? Who do you think they might share it with?
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