Racial Justice Resources

SUGGESTED READING:

  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, by Paul Kivel
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy: How to recognise your privilege, combat racism and change the world, by Layla F. Saad (UK author)
  • The Inner Work of Racial Justice, by Rhonda Magee
  • Mindful of Race, by Ruth King
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, by Robin Diangelo
  • Natives: Race and class in the ruins of empire, by Akala (UK author)
  • Black and British: A forgotten history, by David Olusoga (UK author)
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Olua
  • Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color-Blindness, by Michelle Alexander
  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, by Tim Wise
  • White Privilege: The myth of a post-racial society, by Kalwant Bhopal
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Witnessing Whiteness, by Shelly Tochluk
  • killing rage: Ending Racism, by bell hooks
  • The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
  • Learning to Be White: Money, Race and God in America, by Rev. Thandeka
  • To Exist is to Resist: Black feminism in Europe, Akwugo Emejulu & Francesca Sobande (Eds)
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

FILM

  • White Like Me
  • 13th (Netflix Documentary)
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion
  • I am Not Your Negroe, James Baldwin
  • What Matters: #BLM Documentary series
  • Just Mercy: Documentary with Bryan Stevenson
  • The Color of Fear (Documentary by Lee Mun Wah)

AUDIO

  • Seeing White: Scene on Radio (Podcast series on whiteness)
  • 1619 (NY Times Podcast on slavery)
  • Code Switch (NPR)

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

  • Guide to Allyship (What it means to be an ‘Ally’)
  • Allyship (& Accomplice): The What, Why and How
  • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh
  • A Brief History of Slavery, NY Times
  • 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
  • 5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence, by SURJ
  • Relinquishing the Patriarchy, adrienne maree brown
  • Calling In and Calling Out, by Roxy Manning

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ, local chapters nation-wide)
  • M4BL: Movement for Black Lives
  • Black Lives Matter
  • ACLU
  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Organizing White Men for Collective Liberation
  • Organizations Addressing Police Violence (in the U.S)
    • Black Lives Matter 
    • Campaign Zero – Focuses on “data-driven policy solutions to end violence and hold police accountable”
    • Black Visions Collective – Minnesota-based organization “dedicated to Black liberation and to collective liberation”
    • Anti Police Terror Project – “Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color”