This is a page in progress as I am still learning and exploring. As I know more I will share more. In the meantime, I offer these resources for your own exploration. Many are focused on black racism in the USA, but not all. I am trying to expand more and am looking for the best ways to be involved in change immediately and for the long haul, with my available skills and knowledge. I encourage you to do the same. 

This list of resources has been compiled from a variety of sources. I cannot name all sources because many claim the info was milled from yet other sources. I present these to help lead others to knowledge, not as the fruit of my efforts. The gathering of info and links took hours and there may be some mistakes. Please send me a note if you find any. 

Reading and watching the below can be very uncomfortable. I encourage you to tolerate the discomfort, feel it in your body, work it through your mind, and come through it a more compassionate, knowledgeable and activated human being. I have not personally researched every one.Take what resonates for you. Also be aware that the mind can only process so much. Do you take in more information visually, auditorily, through reading? Start with that format so you can begin to hear new language, new ideas, and then venture out from there. 

FILMS, TV SHOWS

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Netflix
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • RACE: The Power of an Illusion - rentable here on Vimeo

VIDEOS:

PODCASTS:

Organizations to follow on social media:

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:

  • ACLU Racial Justice Program: "aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race."  
  • Center for Racial Justice in Education – The Center for Racial Justice in Education’s mission is to train and empower educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our schools and communities. At the Center for Racial Justice in Education, we envision a world where all young people learn and thrive in racially equitable, liberating, and empowering educational spaces.
  • The James Patterson Racial Healing & Reconciliation Circle is an Tounché initiative creating a sacred space for healing of the conscious and unconscious (language, beliefs, bias, traumas, etc.) perpetuating institutionalized racism. It’s a place of introspection & reflection, learning about the other, dialogue, truth telling, sacred witnessing, healing, transformation and reconnection. They are conducting open Circles on Saturdays via zoom.

PEOPLE TO FOLLOW:

  • Thomas Chatterton Williams- cultural critic and writer on race, identity and cancel culture  Facebook Instagram
  • Rachel Cargle - a public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Facebook Instagram
  • Nadine McNeil - a yoga teacher, public speaker, transformational coach and humanitarian. Her mission involves igniting others to create and dwell in infinite possibility, and share the tenets of yoga within communities where it has been largely inaccessible. Instagram Facebook
  • Ericka Hines - a consultant, advisor, strategist, curriculum designer, and senior trainer who works with organizations to do two things: use diversity to their advantage and leverage leadership across levels.  Facebook Instagram
  • Shaun King - journalist, humanitarian, activist, columnist for The Intercept and the Writer-In-Residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project, Facebook Instagram

There are many other people who are speaking out and sharing information right now. Hopefully by following some of these you will learn of others as well. 

ARTICLES:

LITERATURE:

Anti-Racist Starter Kit:

  • Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X Kendi
  • A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn (There is a "young people's" version for elementary and middle school readers)
  • White Fragility - Robin Diangelo
  • So you want to talk about race - Ijeoma Oluo
  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown
  • Me and White Supremcy - Layla F Saad
  • Stamped - Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Anti-Racist Intermediate Kit:

  • The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America - Anders Walker
  • The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
  • The Condemnation of Blackness - Khalil Gibran
  • Muhammad Dying of Whiteness - Jonathan Metzl
  • A Different Mirror - Ronald Takaki
  • How to be an AntiRacist - Ibram X Kendi
  • How the South Won the Civil War - Heather Cox Richardson

Anti-Racist Topic Specifics:

  • Evicted - Matthew Desmond
  • Nobody - Marc Lamont Hill
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W Loewen
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria - Berver Doniel Tatum, PhD
  • The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein
  • Blackballed - Darryl Pinkney
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W. Loewen

Anti-Racist Lit; Bios, Non-fiction, novels, personal narratives:

  • The Warmth of Other Sons - Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Fire Next time - James Baldwin
  • Malcolm X - Alex Haley
  • Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Killing Rage Ending Racism - Bell Hooks
  • Becoming - Michelle Obama
  • An American By Marriage - Tayari Jones
  • A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota - The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother - James McBride
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - Bryan Stevenson
  • The Myth Of Race - Robert Sussman

Anti-Racist Lit - Black Feminism:

  • How we Get Free - Keeanga-Yamhtta Taylor
  • Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
  • Ain't I a Woman Black Women and Feminism - Bell Hooks
  • Bad Feminist - Roxane Gay
  • Eloquent Rage - Brittney Cooper
  • In Search of Our Mothers Gardens - Alice Walker
  • Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde
  • Women Race & Class - Angela Y Davis
  • Assata: An Autobiography - Assata Shakur
  • To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe - Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande

Anti Racist List Black LGBTQ+:

  • Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
  • Zami - Audre Lorde
  • Real Life - Brandon Taylor
  • Unapologetic A black, queer, and feminist Mandate for Radical Movements - Charlene A Carruthers
  • No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies - E. Patrick Johnson
  • Since I Laid My Burden Down - Brontez Purnell
  • The Other Side of Paradise - Staceyann Chin
  • No Ashes in the Fire - Darnell L. Moore
  • The Summer We Got Free - Mia McKenzie
  • Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin
  • Rising Out of Hatred - Eli Saslow
  • Black On Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identiy - C. Riley Snorton