Anti-Racism Resources

Education is one of the first steps towards rooting out racism in our society. As an organization founded on the ideals of fairness, equality, and opportunity, it is our responsibility to fight injustice in all its forms. Please use these resources as a starting point.

This information is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

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Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.

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Resources for White Parents to Raise Anti-racist Children | Articles to Read | Videos to Watch | Podcasts to Subscribe To | Books to Read | Film + TV Series to Watch | Organizations to Follow on Social Media | More Anti-racism Resources

 

Resources for White Parents to Raise Anti-racist Children

Books
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults
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31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
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Podcasts
Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’
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Fare of the Free Child podcast
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Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey”
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Articles
PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month
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Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good
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Articles to Read

“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
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Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists)
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”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | The New York Times Magazine (June 22, 2011)
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The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
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The Combahee River Collective Statement
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“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
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Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD
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“Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
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”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
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“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
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Videos to Watch

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
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“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
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Podcasts to Subscribe To

1619 (New York Times) Click Here »
About Race Click Here »
Code Switch (NPR) Click Here »
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw Click Here »
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast Click Here »
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights) Click Here »
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media) Click Here »
Seeing White Click Here »

 

Books to Read

“Black Feminist Thought” by Patricia Hill Collins
“Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” by Dr. Brittney Cooper
“Heavy: An American Memoir” by Kiese Laymon
“How To Be An Antiracist” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
“Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson
“Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad
“Raising Our Hands” by Jenna Arnold
“Redefining Realness” by Janet Mock
“Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde
“So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
“The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
“The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century” by Grace Lee Boggs
“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson
“Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston
“This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color” by Cherríe Moraga
“When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America” by Ira Katznelson
“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

 

Films & TV

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
King In The Wilderness — HBO
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

 

Organizations to Follow on Social Media

Antiracism Center: Twitter
Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

More Anti-racism Resources to Check Out

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Anti-Racism Project
Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)
Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources
Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac
Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits
The [White] Shift on Instagram
“Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie
Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials