How the Word Is Passed urges us to reckon with the history and legacy of slavery in the United States if we are to move forward towards justice. This section of the library guide specifically focuses on slavery, white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism. Critically engaging with these systems of oppression can understandably feel challenging. You are encouraged to respect your rhythms as you read through the book and navigate this guide. This can mean engaging with the material in an environment that feels good for you, grabbing a cup of tea, taking breaks, reminding yourself to take deep breaths, engaging in art (e.g. tactical, musical, movement, and/or visual), and/or other grounding approaches such as reminding yourself that while there has been and there continues to be profound injustice and brutality, there is also beauty and hope for a just world.