An Anti-Racist Resource List

This is a list of resources that includes books, videos, podcasts and more.  It is separated into the following categories (in alphabetical order):  books; podcasts; videos; and websites & articles on line.  The first two are in a category of their own: Look at These First.

Enjoy!

Resources in English

A document containing resources which people can use to begin to understand and dismantle White supremacy. The document presents stages of White supremacy, and resources corresponding to that stage. Many of the references listed later in this resource list can be found here. 
References List for these Resources

Click here for a month-long daily practice, divided into 10 minute, 25 minute or 45 minute long practices.

 

Books in English:

  • Michelle Alexander |   The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • Carol Anderson |   White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • James Baldwin:  any of his books
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates |   Between the World and Me
  • Robin DiAngelo |   White Fragility:  Why It’s so Hard For White People to Talk About Racism
  • Anthony Ray Hinton |   The Sun Does Shine, How I found Life and Freedom on Death Row
  • Sheila Wise Rowe |   Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience
  • Ibram X. Kendi |   How to be an Anti-Racist;  
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • Martin Luther King |   Why We Can't Wait (Includes Letter from a Birmingham Jail)
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk |   The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and body in the transformation of trauma  (it doesn't focus on racial trauma...but it is applicable).
  • Kiese Laymon |   Heavy
  • Resmaa Menakem |  My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • Ijeoma Oluo |  So You Want to Talk About Race
  • Layla Saad  Me and White Supremacy  (also available as an audio book)
  • Bryan Stevenson   Just Mercy
  • Justin Michael Williams |  Stay Woke
  • Isabel Wilkerson   The Warmth of Other Suns (about the Great Migration, also) Caste:  The Origins of our Discontent (available August 2020)

 

Podcasts: 

 

Videos:

On Netflix

  • Dear White People
  • Becoming
  • 13 - Ava Duvernay, also They See Us
  • How to Get Away with Murder

On Amazon/Hulu

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Queen & Slim - by Melina Matsoukas

 

Websites and Articles online: 


From England:

https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a32742001/marcia-rigg-anti-racism/?fbclid=IwAR0xgEmW-yrPTtw_1FCnWgkcCWf-G-7mJmiFAO34wIKpranIXYFic1wv4vg.

Design Studio for Social Intervention ds4si.org 

Articles from the Design Studio:  written a few years ago after Darren Wilson wasn't indicted for killing Mike Brown: https://ds4si-test.squarespace.com/writings/2015/12/29/a-case-for-social-emergency-procedures

Art & Activism, a Case Study https://ds4si-test.squarespace.com/writings/2016/4/5/art-and-activism-a-case-study

 

From the Seattle Times, Sunday, June 14, a black woman journalist writing about how she can never stop thinking about racism.
https://www.seattletimes.com/life/as-a-black-woman-i-cant-stop-thinking-about-racism-its-my-reality/

Shaw Pong Liu - violinist and composer  http://www.shawpong.com/about 
See her project with police here: http://www.codelisten.org/

 

From South Africa:  South African Youth Act for #BlackLivesMatter  https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-06-17-south-african-youth-act-for-blacklivesmatter/#gsc.tab=0  

Equal Justice Initiative  https://eji.org/

Test your implicit associations with the Implicit Association Test https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Characteristics of White supremacy in organizations and how to change it https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html

Rest as Reparations


Resources in German

In Germany quite ˋnew´ Field of critical BeingWhite-Research:

 

About Wording:

'People of Color' als Diversity-Ansatz in der antirassistischen Selbstbenennungs- und Identitätspolitik | heimatkunde | Migrationspolitisches Portal der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

https://heimatkunde.boell.de/de/2009/11/01/people-color-als-diversity-ansatz-der-antirassistischen-selbstbenennungs-und