As you work through resources and find ones to dig into please remember the importance of engaging in conversation and reviewing what you’ve taken in, unlearned, realized you never learned, heard in a new way, or were able to see in a different way. Part of the process is unpacking your stuff with someone you trust, someone that won’t coddle you, and someone that is willing to go on the journey with you, or support you as you navigate it.
- Family member
- Racial Justice Coach
- Classmate from a racial justice course
- Yourself…don’t forget to journal and meditate deeply on what you are learning
Also, keep in mind this excercise to ground you and help you navigate the slipperly slope of moving from awareness to action without analysis.
- Racial Equity Tools, there is so much here!
- Racial Bias Test from Harvard
- Teaching Tolerance (great for educators)
- Code Switch, by NPR.
- White Lies by NPR
- The 1619 Project by the New York Times
- Scene On Radio, Seeing White
- That’s Not How That Works
- Racism Recovery
- Slavery By Another Name, PBS Documentary
- 13th, Directed by Ava DuVernay
- Just Mercy, the movie on Amazon
- This list has 10 documentaries to watch that speak to racism and a more accurate historical context.
- Race the Power of an Illusion, a three part documentary series by California Newsreel
- Witnessing Whiteness: Look for chapters/facilitators in your area
- Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ, nationwide)
- White Feminism (from SURJ)
- YWCA Racial Justice Certificate Series
- Conversation Series for Teens and Parents and other resources
I didn’t link them because you all are super resourceful!
- An African American and Latinx History of the United States, by Paul Ortiz
- Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi
- An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
- Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
- Between the World and me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Waking Up White, Debby Irving
- White Like Me, Tim Wise
- When They Call You A Terrorist, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
- I’m Still Here, by Austin Channing Brown
- The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
- The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
- The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein
- Sister Outsider, Audre Lourde (anything by her)
- All About Love, bell hooks (also anything written by her)
- Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum
- This thread, too
- Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Case for Reparations
- Developing a Liberatory Consciousness by Barbara Love
- “white supremacy culture” by Tema Okun
- White Women, We Need To Talk About Race, by Lelia Gowland
More articles compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
- “America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
- Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists
- ”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)
- The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
- The Combahee River Collective Statement
- “The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
- Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD
- “Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
- ”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
- “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)