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Table of Contents
Articles + Guides
How to be an Anti-Racist from Aspen Ideas Festival featuring Ibram X. Kendi
Blue Telusma - An Open Letter to My White ‘Friends’ Who Remain Silent
Melanie S. Morrison - Becoming Trustworthy White Allies
Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Case for Reparations
Black and Asian-American Feminist Solidarities: A Reading List
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand
How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M Fleming
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr Joy Degruy
The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
I’m Still Here. Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. By Austin Channing Brown
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America Edited by Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter Gooden PhD
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
White Spaces Missing Faces: Why Women of Color Don’t Trust White Women by Catrice Jackson
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
America's Original Sin by Jim Wallis
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Blind Spot by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele
An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Resources For Children and Parents
Anti-Racism Guide for Parents, Children, and Educators
How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism
Teach Your Dragon About Diversity
We're Different, We're the Same
There's no such thing as "not racist"
Why There's No Such Thing as Reverse Racism
Anti-Racism Experiment That Transformed an Oprah Show Audience
bell hooks Social Website Buy the Books
Ibram X. Kendi Social Website Buy the Books
Luvvie Ajayi Jones Social Website Buy the Book
Melissa Harris-Perry Social Website
Roxane Gay Social Website Buy the Books
Lettie Shumate Social Website Listen to the Podcast
Robin DiAngelo Website Buy the Book
Layla Saad Social Website Buy the Book
Michelle Alexander Social Website Buy the Book
Crystal M. Fleming Social Website Buy the Book
Jemar Tisby Social Website Buy the Book
Austin Channing Brown Social Website Buy the Book
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Social Website Ted Talk 1 Ted Talk 2 Ted Talk 3
Erica Chidi Cohen Social Website
Amanda Seales Social Listen to the Podcast
Angela Rye Social Listen to the Podcast
Dena Crowder Social Website Ted Talk
Susan Burton Social Website Buy the Book
Jane Elliott Website
Benjamin Crump Social
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Social Website Listen to the Podcast
Lee Merritt Social
Audre Lorde Social Website Buy the Books
Jemele Hill Social Listen to the Podcast
Joy-Ann Reid Social Website Buy the Books
Tim Wise Social Website Listen to the Podcast
Jen Winston Social
Mimi Zhu Social
Rachel Ricketts Social Website
Staci Jordan Shelton Social Website
Ta-Nehisi Coates Social Website Buy the Book
Andrea Ranae Johnson Social Listen to the Podcast
Dr Ateh Jewel Social
Sonya Renee Taylor Social Website
Speaking of Racism Social Listen to the Podcast
Organizations & Groups
Southern Poverty Law Center Social Website
Color of Change Social Website
Black Lives Matter Social Website
United Negro College Fund Social Website
The Sentencing Project Social Website
A New Way of Life Social Website
Dream Defenders Social Website
No White Saviors Social Website
The Conscious Kid Social Website
Check Your Privilege Social Website
Showing Up For Racial Justice Website
Real Talk: WOC & Allies for Racial Justice and Anti-Oppression
Brave and Kind Books (Decatur, GA) braveandkindbooks.com
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Uncle Bobbie's (Philadelphia, PA) unclebobbies.com
Hakim's Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA) hakimsbookstore.com
Ashay By The Bay (Bay Area, CA) ashaybythebay.com
Eso Won Books (Los Angeles, CA) esowonbookstore.com
The Lit Bar (Bronx, NY) thelitbar.com
Cafe Con Libros (Brooklyn, NY) cafeconlibrosbk.com
Frugal Bookstore (Roxbury, MA) frugalbookstore.net
Vocabulary + Glossary
For a full glossary, please see Racial Equality Tools. We added some we thought were especially important.
From How to be an Anti-Racist: Respectability politics aim to counter stereotypes by visibly embodying their antithesis — if you’re seen acting “respectably”, they’ll respect you. Members of stereotyped minority groups use respectability politics to create a positive counter-narrative, but critics say it’s not an oppressed group’s responsibility to answer for their own oppression.
This refers to times when people of privilege refuse to listen to the words coming from a BIPOC, and instead respond only to the way it was said. Usually involves White people using criticism like, “that’s too loud,” or “that’s improper English,” when responding to legitimate complaints or statements by BIPOC.
As an extension, this could also be applied to people of privilege ignoring the protests’ call for justice, and instead complain about the looting.
From Racial Equality Tools: Also known as unconscious or hidden bias, implicit biases are negative associations that people unknowingly hold. They are expressed automatically, without conscious awareness. Many studies have indicated that implicit biases affect individuals’ attitudes and actions, thus creating real-world implications, even though individuals may not even be aware that those biases exist within themselves. Notably, implicit biases have been shown to trump individuals’ stated commitments to equality and fairness, thereby producing behavior that diverges from the explicit attitudes that many people profess. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is often used to measure implicit biases with regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and other topics.
a psychological term describing the uncomfortable tension that may result from having conflicting thoughts or beliefs at the same time or engaging in behavior that conflicts with those beliefs
From Racial Equality Tools: When people act to perpetuate oppression or prevent others from working to eliminate oppression.
Example: Able-bodied people who object to strategies for making buildings accessible because of the expense.
From Racial Equality Tools:
- Refers to the unquestioned and unearned set of advantages, entitlements, benefits and choices bestowed on people solely because they are white. Generally white people who experience such privilege do so without being conscious of it.
- Structural White Privilege: A system of white domination that creates and maintains belief systems that make current racial advantages and disadvantages seem normal. The system includes powerful incentives for maintaining white privilege and its consequences, and powerful negative consequences for trying to interrupt white privilege or reduce its consequences in meaningful ways. The system includes internal and external manifestations at the individual, interpersonal, cultural and institutional levels.
- The accumulated and interrelated advantages and disadvantages of white privilege that are reflected in racial/ethnic inequities in life-expectancy and other health outcomes, income and wealth and other outcomes, in part through different access to opportunities and resources. These differences are maintained in part by denying that these advantages and disadvantages exist at the structural, institutional, cultural, interpersonal and individual levels and by refusing to redress them or eliminate the systems, policies, practices, cultural norms and other behaviors and assumptions that maintain them.
- Interpersonal White Privilege: Behavior between people that consciously or unconsciously reflects white superiority or entitlement.
- Cultural White Privilege: A set of dominant cultural assumptions about what is good, normal or appropriate that reflects Western European white world views and dismisses or demonizes other world views.
- Institutional White Privilege: Policies, practices and behaviors of institutions -- such as schools, banks, non-profits or the Supreme Court -- that have the effect of maintaining or increasing accumulated advantages for those groups currently defined as white, and maintaining or increasing disadvantages for those racial or ethnic groups not defined as white. The ability of institutions to survive and thrive even when their policies, practices and behaviors maintain, expand or fail to redress accumulated disadvantages and/or inequitable outcomes for people of color.