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Resource Guide

People and Organizations to Follow

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Beginner's Guide (Intro)

 

Here are resources if you are just beginning your journey.

BOOKS

ARTICLES

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BOOKS

Stamped From the Beginning

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The Color of Law

A People’s History of the United States

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century

Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century

Feminism is for Everybody

Me and White Supremacy

How To Be An Antiracist

The Warmth of Other Suns

Reclaiming our space: How black feminists are changing the world from the tweets to the streets

Citizen: An American Lyric

White Tears, Brown Scars

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

Black Feminist Thought

Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

Raising Our Hands

Heavy: An American Memoir

So You Want to Talk About Race

The Fire Next Time

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Just Mercy

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Redefining Realness

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America

Sister Outsider

The Ways of White Folks

Between the World and Me

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

Nobody

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Teaching to Transgress

White Rage

Born a Crime

The Bluest Eye

Race for Profit

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

I'm Still Here

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

Raising White Kids

The Hate U Give

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work

New Kid

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

All the World

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Where Are You From?

Let the Children March

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

Alma and How She Got Her Name

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart

Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock

The Day You Begin

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

All Are Welcome

Lovely

We're Different. We're the Same (Sesame Street)

Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged!

My Hair is a Garden

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

I Am Not A Number

Something Happened in Our Town

Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

Spork

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Ruth and the Green Book

We Are Grateful, Otsaliheliga

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

When We Were Alone

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story

ARTICLES

"The 1619 Project" (all the articles)

"Toward a Racially Just Workplace"

"The Costs of Code-Switching"

"The Day-to-Day Work of Diversity and Inclusion"

"Why So Many Organizations Stay White"

"Success Comes From Affirming Your Potential"

US Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism (June 2020)

"What MBAs Can Do in Defense of Black Lives"

"7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism is Real"

"5 Ways to Talk about Criminal Justice Reform at Your Family Gathering"

"Going Back to Work After Protests"

"Still a Target Still a Leader - Creating Space for Humans"

"Love Letter to the Onlys: Underrepresented People Experiencing Tokenism and Isolation at Work"

"Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death...is a lot."

Standing United Deck - The Fight Against Inequality

How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

20 Actions White People and Non Black POCs Can Take in Corporate to Show Up for Black People Right Now

"The Gaps Between White and Black America, in Charts"

"How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change"

"How Did We Get Here?"

"The Lens of Systemic Oppression" - National Equity Project

"Being Anti-Racist"

"The Difference Between First-degree Racism and Third-degree Racism"

The Case for Reparations - Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Case for Reparations - Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Decentering Whiteness in a Multiracial Society

Report Updates Landmark 1968 Racism Study - NPR

White Women's Tears and the Men Who Love Them (Medium)

"Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?" - The New York Times

PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good

“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)

"How to Actually Fix America's Police"

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 Combahee River Collective Statement

“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

"Walking While Black"

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)

How Do We Change America? | The New Yorker (June 8, 2020)

America Begins to See More Clearly What Black Citizens Always Knew | National Review (June 11,2020)

South Asians and Black Lives

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race

Here's How W. Kamau Bell Talks About Race With His Kids

100 Race-Conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice

"Raising Race-Conscious Children"

Anti-Racism For Kids 102: Why Not All Racial Discrimination is ‘Racism’

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