Resources on Anti-Racism


How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Why I No Longer Talk to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Loge

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Antiracist Reading List by Ibram X Kendi via the New York Times
This list by Ibram X Kendi, one of theleading scholars in racism and founder of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University and the BU Center for Antiracist Research covers topics related to race and biology, ethnicity, body, culture, bahavior, color, whiteness, blackness, spaces, gender, and sexuality.

An Anti-Racist Reading List: 20 Highly Rated Nonfiction Books by Black Authors
20 recent non-fiction books, memoirs, and histories on the topic of race, written by Black American authors. While by no means a comprehensive list, these books are a good place to start.


A list of podcasts and programs culled from places like the Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources list and other recommendations.

Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist (Unlocking Us)

Whistling Vilvaldi (NPR)

Side Effects of White Women (Small Doses with Amanda Seales)

Well Meaning White People (Smartest Person in the Room)

A Decade on Watching Black People Die (Code Switch)

Kaepernick (Still Processing)

White Lies (NPR)

The 1619 Project  by the New York Times

Uncivil by Gimlet Media

Pass the Mic by The Witness Podcast Radio

Seeing White by Scene On Radio


A list of movies, TV programs, and TED Talks, and more culled from places like the Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources list and other recommendations.

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown (Art of the Sermon)

White Awake by Daniel Hill (FSP Chicago)

13th (Ava DuVernay)

How We Can Win (David Jones)

5 Tips for Being an Ally

For Youths, Young Adults, and Parents as Recommended by “Scaffolded Antiracist Resources”

Accessible resources for the youth:

Antiracist Baby (Ibram X. Kendi)

This Book is Antiracist  (Tiffany Jewell)

Crossover Series (Kwame Alexander)

Young Adult Literature:

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina

Middle grades;

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Resources for parents:

Raising White Kids (Jen Harvey) — article here: ‘Raising White Kids’ Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race

Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy

For Educators

Anti-Racist Educator Self-Questionnaire and Rubric

Anti-Racist Student Self-Questionnaire

“Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My!” (Marisela Martinez-Cola, JD/PhD)

UMass ISSR Racial Justice Education Project

Resource Collections

1thatgotawayy (Templates for letters to leadership, podcasts, resources for education, and more)

Scaffolded Antiracist Resources

Resource Sharing Project Antiracist Resource Guide

Parade provides a list “The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books”

Nearby Places to Visit

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian)

Alexandria Black History Museum

African American Civil War Museum

Resources list from University of Massachusetts at Amherst