Anti-Racism Resources

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7 important books for building an anti-racist workplace by Diana Shi

A list of some of the best reading if you want to create a truly inclusive work environment.

10 Documentaries to Watch About Race by DocPlay

For those looking ways to discuss issues of racism, injustice, discrimination and privilege, we’d like to encourage you to take some time to learn and listen.

The 1619 Project from the New York Times Magazine

The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

President Obama’s Message: This Shouldn’t Be Normal from the Obama Foundation

President Obama’s response to the tragic killing of George Floyd. ​

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Resource List from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This page is intended to serve as a resource to people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.

Meet the Experts Who Root Out Racism and Exclusion in the Arts by Jori Finkel

On the heels of George Floyd’s death and Black Lives Matter protests, many American museum directors have stepped up their efforts to try to identify and dismantle systemic racism in their organization.

Anti-Racism Books Are Means Not End by Saida Grundy

Texts that seek to raise the collective American consciousness are rendered futile without concrete systemic changes.

In the Fight for Racial Justice, Native Stories Should Not Be Ignored from

UC Berkeley

University of Alberta professor Kim TallBear teaches in the school’s Faculty of Native Studies department. TallBear was one of several panelists examining the history of race in America during a live-streamed Berkeley Conversations event.

 

Assessments & Other Resources

Implicit Hard Test by Harvard University

The mission of Project Implicit is to educate the public about bias and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities.

Justice in June by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace

Resources compiled by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies.

Anti-Racism and Allyship 7 Day Journey by Margaret Neale, Sarah Soule, and Hannah Yanow

The journey is set up as a series of readings, exercises, opportunities for reflections, and Anti-Racist actions you can take. They have designed this journey to be self-paced, and to take about 45 minutes a day.

The BIPOC Project

Customized support and trainings through our BIPOC Institute that support successful BIPOC organizing, and cultivate BIPOC leadership, networks, community, and infrastructure that grows from one convening to the next.

Combating Anti-Asian Racism in the Age of Coronavirus, Curriculum Guide

Develop understanding of the types of anti-Asian racism that emerge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources re. Anti-Asian Violence

A comprehensive list and guide curated towards Asian American solidarity.

Racial Equity Tools

A glossary of words and terms utilized for racial equity.

Reclaiming Native Truth: A Guide for Allies

This guide is a tool in our quest to replace false narratives — and specifically the toxic narrative about Native Americans — with the truth. It boils down two years of extensive research and testing — unprecedented in Indian Country — into actionable information you can use to make your work more effective.

Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Native Americans

A report on the discrimination of Native Americans in the United States, including surveys, personal experiences, statistics, and more.

 

Videos

The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world -- and replace it with love. (This virtual interview, hosted by TED's current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers and speaker development curator Cloe Shasha, was recorded June 9, 2020.) The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), submit a Media Request here: http://media-requests.TED.com Follow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED
 

Podcasts

Code Switch

Fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, the podcast tackles the subject of race head-on.

Into America

Into America is a show about being Black in America. These stories explore what it means to hold truth to power and this country to its promises. Told by people who have the most at stake.

About Race

A podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.

Still Processing

Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music, and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe, and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2020.

Hear to Slay

Hear to Slay is the Black feminist podcast of your dreams—compelling conversations curated in only the way Black women can. Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom offer uncommonly incisive reads of the politics that shape the world we live in and the popular culture we consume. If you want to laugh as much as you want to be challenged, if you’re seriously smart but refuse to take yourself too seriously at all, come a little closer because we are here and hear, to slay.

Latinos Who Lunch

Latinos Who Lunch is a podcast hosted by artist FavyFav and art historian Babelito. Join them as they discuss everything from pop culture and art to issues of race, gender, and class in Latinx communities.

Identity Politics

Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.

1619

An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.

Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

Throughline

The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.

 

Documentaries & Movies

13th by Ava DuVernay

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. (1h 40m)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by George C. Wolfe

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a non-fiction book by American author Rebecca Skloot. It was the 2011 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding topics in science, engineering, or medicine. (1h 33m)

Moonlight by Barry Jenkins

In this acclaimed coming-of-age drama, a young man who grows up poor, Black, and gay in a rough Miami neighborhood tries to find his place in the world. (1h 51m)

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland by Kate Davis

An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop. (1h 45m)

Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton

World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner. (2h 17m)

I Am Not Your Negro by

Raoul Peck

Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. (1h 33m)

Time: The Kalief Browder Story by Jay-Z

This series traces the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a Black Bronx teen who spent three horrific years in jail, despite not being convicted of a crime. (6 episodes)

When They See Us by Ava DuVernay

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story. (4h 56m)

Malcom X by Spike Lee

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (3h 22m)

Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler

This dramatic rendering of a real-life tragedy recounts the final hours of Oscar Grant, shot by San Francisco transit police on New Year's Day, 2009. (1h 25m)

 

Books

How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Explore the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

A stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Waking Up White by Debby Irving

Sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown

Documents and personal narratives record the experiences of the American Indian during the 19th century.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Examine the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of the Black Lives Matter movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.

The Color of Success by

Ellen D. Wu

Tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the yellow peril to model minorities--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values--in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As Ellen Wu shows, liberals argued for the acceptance of these immigrant communities into the national fold, charging that the failure of America to live in accordance with its democratic ideals endangered the country's aspirations to world leadership.

Between the World and Me by

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A  written letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. Coates recapitulates American history and explains to his son the "racist violence that has been woven into American culture.”

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

by Roxan Dunbar-Ortiz

Acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.

 

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