unpacking the siege on the capitol

Monday, January 11, 2021

Last week was intense and our country's white supremacy was on full display as white terrorists stormed the Capitol, some with the assistance of the same police that tear gassed/arrested/rubber bulleted/flash banged/injured mostly peaceful BLM protestors just a few short months ago. There is so to understand and with this, here are some resources that have helped me unpack the events of the last week:


For teachers/parents:

PBS NewsHour: Classroom resource: Three ways to teach the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

NYC DOE January 6, 2021 Resource Guide

For people managers:


The Daily: How They Stormed Congress talks through first-hand perspectives of the day and where the security planning went so wrong.

Reveal: The Evolution of All American Terrorism discusses what the government has done to stop domestic terrorism.

Reply All: #166 Country of Liars breaks down Q-Anon and the Q scam, big players in what went down last week.

Pod Save America: Two Americas provides perspective on last week from former Obama aides and journalists.


The Atlantic: A Christian Insurrection. As a Christian, I was horrified but not surprised to terrorists "marching in the name of God". Interviews with pastors and demonstrators on both sides provide some insight.

The Washington Post: ‘The storm is here’: Ashli Babbitt’s journey from capital ‘guardian’ to invader. How it happens.

Vox: Whiteness is at the core of the insurrection. We all saw it coming.

From my Sunday Reading ListBlack Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off "Racist-Ass Terrorists"

IG Accounts

Perspectives and processing:









A Christian Take





White Rage by Carol Anderson recounts the white violence throughout history that has formed our country. I thought of this book every time I heard a surprised white "this isn't our America!"

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad breaks down elements of white supremacy and provides action steps to do the work on ourselves. 

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