Shareable Anti-racism Resource Guide

This anti-racist resource guide was crafted amidst the anger of the latest black body turned hashtag #AhmaudArbery. It is consistently being updated to address the current climate of our country and the personal growth needed to sustain this life-long journey. Please note that this document was and will continue to be a group effort.

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Shareable Anti-racism Resource Guide

This anti-racist resource guide was crafted amidst the anger of the latest black body turned hashtag #AhmaudArbery. It is consistently being updated to address the current climate of our country and the personal growth needed to sustain this life-long journey. Please note that this document was and will continue to be a group effort.

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“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” ___ Angela Davis

“One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.” The claim of “not racist” neutrality is a mask for racism.”

__ Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.

__Ijeoma Oluo

more Black bodies fall into the bag of my heart continuous rage

__Tasha K

Anti-racism Resource Guide

Last Updated: Juneteenth 2020

This anti-racist resource guide was crafted amidst the anger of the latest black body turned hashtag #AhmaudArbery. It is consistently being updated to address the current climate of our country and the personal growth needed to sustain this life-long journey. Please note that this document was and will continue to be a group effort. Suggested additions or other feedback can be emailed to me at the address below. I have tried extremely hard to thoroughly comb through these resources before they were listed, but always seeking new material. It took a lot of time and energy, emotional and mental labor to get this document to its current update. Some have asked about financially supporting the continued work of this anti-racism resource guide, that info is also below.

This is just a resource, not a map leading to a destination, but help along the way, a strong start. The tendency to try and get through this list in its entirety and feel accomplished or to get overwhelmed by the ever growing list are real reactions we should leave behind. Again, this IS LIFE-LONG WORK that we choose to enter into, a journey for an anti-racist traveler that will take a lifetime.

Starting Your Journey begins on page three and is based on Ibram X. Kendi’s anti-racism syllabus. There are four steps to guide you into the other resources that begin on page four. If you don’t feel quite ready to begin your journey, you can start below with some suggested pre-reading. Throughout the guide you will notice, White authors are noted, books are alphabetized by author, and podcasts, movie trailers, and organization websites are all linked. It is strongly encouraged that if you choose to purchase a book, you find it on a site that benefits the writer the most.

It is important to start somewhere, even though there is no end point. This is a tool. This does not even brush the surface of anti-racism resources, but it is a start. Learning, re-learning, and decolonizing history are all necessary pieces of this journey, but should coincide with other things like listening, taking action, financially supporting, decentering whiteness, etc.

For those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) engagement with these resources may be triggering. These materials are intended to help you further understand oppressive systems, and provide more tools and resources to fight these systems while recognizing how your own bias contributes to your prejudices.

For those of you who are White, engaging with these resources could bring a negative or defensive reaction. I encourage you to challenge your own culture, privilege, and bias while continuing the fight against oppressive systems that you benefit from.

I truly believe that this ongoing work is a journey of empathy and care for humanity, individually and collectively. We must engage if we want to do intentional anti-racism work in our families, our classrooms, our conversations, our meetings, our community, our country, and our world.

Tasha K

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SUGGESTED PRE-READING

Blindspot

Mahzarin R. Banaji

Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism And The Persistence Of Racial Inequality In America

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Biased

Jennifer L. Ebernhardt, PhD

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen (white author)

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

1. Define Race

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, Big Business,Re-create Race In The 21st Century Dorothy Roberts

2. Define Racism & Anti-racism

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas In America

Ibram X. Kendi

How To Be Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

or

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

3. Settle Your Feelings

BIPOC Learners should read:

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment In Black America

James Forman Jr.

or

White Learners should read:

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Race

Robin Di’Angelo (white author)

4. Continue Your Journey

Anti-racism is life-long work for all of us, there is no finish line. May we continue to move forward, instead of backwards. Start somewhere, start anywhere.

Page four begins the evolving list of resources organized by topic, and medium. Feel free to use the outline on the left to navigate the resources.

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CONTINUING THE JOURNEY

How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Being Young And Arab In America

Moustafa Bayoumi

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism For The Twenty-First Century

Grace Lee Boggs

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America

Michael Eric Dyson

Ghosts In The Schoolyard: Racism And School Closings On Chicago’s South Side

Eve L. Ewing

How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy And The Racial Divide

Crystal M. Flemming

A Short History Of Reconstruction 1863-1877

Eric Foner (white author)

Tell Me Who You Are

Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi

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

Tiffany Jewell & Aurelia Durand

Why We Can’t Wait

Martin Luther King, Jr.

America for Americans: A History Of Xenophobia In The United States

Erica Lee

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement

Wesley Lowery

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems In Race, Political Economy And Society

Manning Marable

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

American Lynching

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

The Politics Of The Veil

Joan Wallach Scott (white author)

The Origins Of The Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality In Postwar Detroit

Thomas Surgue (white author)

A Different Mirror A History Of Multicultural America

Ronald Takaki

A People’s History Of The United States

Howard Zinn (white author)

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MEMOIRS

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sing

Maya Angelou

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness

Austin Channing Brown

The Best We Could: An Illustrated Memoir

Thi Bui

Between The World And Me

Ta-nehisi Coates

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Brittney Cooper

Lakota Women

Mary Crow Dog & Richard Erdoes

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Cathy Park Hong

Good Talk: A Memoir In Conversation (Graphic Novel)

Mira Jacob

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

Paper Sons

Dickson Lam

Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon

Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Janet Mock

Citizen 13660 (Graphic Novel)

Miné Okubo

I Love Yous Are For White People: A Memoir

Lac Su

The Auto-Biography Of Malcolm X

Malcolm X

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ESSAYS

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Hanif Abdurraqib

Alligator and Other Stories

Dima Alzayat

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, And Mine

Emily Bernard

We Were Eight Years In Power:An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race & Resegregation

Jeff Chang

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, And The Foundations Of A Movement.

Angela Y. Davis

If They Come In The Morning...Voices Of The Resistance

Edited by Angela Davis

The Souls of Black Folk

W.E.B. Du Bois

Bad Feminist

Roxanne Gay

Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches

Audre Lorde

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women Of Color

Edited By Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa

Some Of Us Are Very Hungry Now

Andre Perry

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

Jesymn Ward

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FICTION

Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

A Negro And And An Ofay: The Tales of Elliot Caprice

Danny Gardner

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

Welcome To Braggsville: A Novel

T. Geronimo Johnson

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