Anti-Racism Resources

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Action Steps

Resources

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  • Antiracism Resources for Therapists and Social Workers
    Justice in JuneChoose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day.
  • Racial Equity Tools – This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
  • What to do instead of calling the police When you see harm being done, when you worry for your safety, when you feel your rights are being violated? What do you do instead of calling the police? How do you keep yourself safe without seeking protection from a system whose default is still surveillance and erasure of others?
  • Dismantle Collective’s Resources for Allyship – The Dismantle Collective desires to be a starting point for white allies to do the work and engage in analysis, education, and action on anti-racism. The following documents may be used as tools to educate yourself, your peers, employees, committees, etc.
  • Cultural Bridges to Justice – Training and resources for building just communities
  • Rachel Cargle’s ‘Do The Work’ course – Black writer, activist, and educator Rachel Cargle just took to YouTube to hold, what she called, a “Public Address On Revolution: Revolution Now.” With it, she included a syllabus made up of learning opportunities, and credible resources to support you in acting now. Here is a link to the public address. 
  • No White Saviors – an advocacy campaign led by a majority female, majority African team of professionals based in Kampala, Uganda. They use their instagram platform to educate followers on the White Savior Complex and the variety of African perspectives on liberation. Through instagram, they catalyze much-needed conversations, prompt reflection and accountability, deliver important resources and often-ignored viewpoints, highlight our partners who are doing work on the ground, and raise support for grassroots African initiatives.
  • Class Privilege Patterns – An educational resource detailing the many forms that class privilege can take.
  • Working document of anti-racism resources: The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work.
Articles
  • “The Death of George Floyd, In Context,” by Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker
  • “Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People,” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for the New York Times
  • “This Is How Loved Ones Want Us To Remember George Floyd,” by Alisha Ebrahimji for CNN.
  • The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning The 1619 Project is as important as bever. Take some time to read (or re-read) the entire thing, particularly this essay by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • “You shouldn’t need a Harvard degree to survive birdwatching while black,” by Samuel Getachew, a 17-year-old and the 2019 Oakland youth poet laureate, for the Washington Post
  • “It’s exhausting. How many hashtags will it take for all of America to see Black people as more than their skin color?” by Rita Omokha for Elle
  • “The Case for Reparations,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Atlantic
  • “How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change,” by Barack Obama in Medium
  • How Much Do We Need The Police? by Leah Donnella as featured on NPR’s Code Switch
Books

Many people have circulated book lists that include the title of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. We are choosing to support black voices at this time. Please consider purchasing the books above from black-owned bookstores.

Podcasts
  • Still Processing, a New York Times culture podcast with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morrison
  • Seeing White, a Scene on the Radio podcast
  • Code Switch, an NPR podcast tackling race from all angles
  • Jemele Hill is Unbothered, a podcast with award-winning journalist Jemele Hill
  • Hear To Slay, “the black feminist podcast of your dreams,” with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan CottomResources for Kids and Teens
  • All My Relations – Before and during the enslavement and exploitation of Black Americans, there was the genocide of Native Americans. If America cared about indigenous lives, Officer Chauvin—one of six officers who killed Wayne Reyes, a Native American man, in 2006—would’ve never been in a position to kill George Floyd almost 14 years later.
  • 1619 – New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.
  • Lynching in America Podcast – Equal Justice Initiative has documented the lynchings of over 4,000 African Americans between 1877 and 1950. In this series, hear how this era of racial terror lynchings continues to shape America to this day.
  • Intersectionality Matters – The podcast that brings intersectionality to life.
  • Groundings Podcast – a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. The title “Groundings” is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of “groundings” as a form of radical, political, dialogic, and communal education continues to inspire today.
  • Justice in America – hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more.
  • ShadowProof  – Beyond Prisons is a podcast on incarceration and prison abolition that elevates people directly impacted by the system.
  • Ear Hustle – The daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration
  • Radical Imagination – On Radical Imagination, we don’t just talk about big issues like inequality, racism, housing insecurity, and more. We meet the people creating bold, inspiring solutions. Hosted by Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder-in-Residence at PolicyLink, Radical Imagination focuses on radical solutions to our society’s most pressing problems.
  • Katie Couric’s podcast episode with Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, and Bryan Stevenson about Just Mercy
  • About Race  – a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. This show is “About Race.”
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast – features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture.
  • Pod For The Cause (Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
  • Fare of the Free Child Podcast –  focuses on Black people, Indigenouse people, and People of Color (BIPOC) families who practice unschooling and other forms of Self-Directed, decolonized living and learning.
Watch
  • The Hate U Give, a film based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America
  • Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama
  • The 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley
  • My hour on the history of Confederate statues in Nat Geo’s America Inside Out
  • Becoming, a Netflix documentary following Michelle Obama on her book tour
  • Let It Fall, a documentary looking at racial tensions in Los Angeles and the riots over Rodney King’s death
  • When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five
  • 13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system
  • I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish
  • Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
  • King in the Wilderness (HBO)
  • See You Yesterday (Neflix)
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Kids, Teens, & Parents

Parent Resources

  • The Conscious Kid – The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth. We partner with organizations, children’s museums, schools, and families across the country to promote access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups.
  • ‘Anti-Racism Resources’ – a document by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen anti-racism work. 

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