Diversity Resources

Anti-Racist Resources

Protests raged across the world in 2020 over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. But tensions over the deaths of other black Americans like Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor were mounting just before Floyd’s death. Additionally, the global coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately killed black and brown Americans, which researchers attribute to social conditions, structural racism, and other factors.

We have gathered these resources that we believe will be helpful during this time of needed change. Understanding begins with all of us looking inward, reflecting on our own attitudes, and of course, having difficult conversations with family and friends.  

We hope that you find these sources helpful as we all start into our journey into a new and inclusive normal.  Please feel free to share any resources you may find.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature by Jacqueline Goldsby

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Waking Up White by Debby Irving

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady

Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era by Jerry Mitchell

They Were Her Property by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business by Pamela Newkirk

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice by Fania Davis

Black Food Geographies by Ashanté M. Reese

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality by Thomas M. Shapiro

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward (Martin Luther King Jr. called this “the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement.)

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

When Affirmative Action Was White by Ira Katznelson

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington

Minor Feelings -An Asian American Reckoning
by Cathy Park Hong

Retablos -Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border
by Octavio Solis

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda

The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh

The Hate U Give, a film based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America

Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama

The 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley

My hour on the history of Confederate statues in Nat Geo’s America Inside Out

Becoming, a Netflix documentary following Michelle Obama on her book tour

Let It Fall, a documentary looking at racial tensions in Los Angeles and the 1992 riots over LAPD officers’ brutal assault on Rodney King

When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five

13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system

I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish

Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement

Whose Streets?, a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson

Fruitvale Station, a film with Michael B. Jordan about the killing of Oscar Grant

American Son, a film with Kerry Washington about an estranged interracial couple waiting for their missing son

The Central Park Five, a documentary from Ken Burns

A Class Divided, a Frontline documentary

Rachel Cargle, a writer and lecturer who explores the intersection between race and womanhood

Ibram X. Kendi, the author of How To Be An Antiracist and Director of the Antiracism Center

Nikkolas Smith, the artist behind portraits of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others

Charlene Carruthers, founder of the Black Youth Project 100

Brittany Packnett Cunningham, co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence, and a host of Pod Save The People

Ally Henny, a Christian commentator on race

Candace Andrews, a photographer documenting protests

My podcast episode with Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, and Bryan Stevenson about Just Mercy

Still Processing,  a New York Times culture podcast with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morrison

Seeing White, a Scene on the Radio podcast

Code Switch, an NPR podcast tackling race from all angles

Jemele Hill is Unbothered, a podcast with award-winning journalist Jemele Hill

Hear To Slay, “the black feminist podcast of your dreams,” with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom

Pod Save The People, organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett, Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith III

The Appeal, a podcast on criminal justice reform hosted by Adam Johnson

Justice In America, a podcast by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith on criminal justice reform

Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi, a podcast episode on antiracism

Come Through, a WNYC podcast with Rebecca Carroll

The Kinswomen, conversations on race, racism, and allyship between women, hosted by Hannah Pechter and Yseult Polfliet

Asian Enough, from the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American -- the joys, the complications and everything in between

Latino USA, Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation

The Red Nation, The Red Nation podcast features discussions on Indigenous history, politics, and culture

Watch

The Hate U Give, a film based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America

Becoming, a Netflix documentary following Michelle Obama on her book tour

Dear White People, a Netflix series about being black at a predominantly white college

Hidden Figures, a film about the brilliant African American women of NASA

Remember the Titans, story of a newly-integrated football team

These 26 New York Times mini-films for students


Read

“Talking About Race.” Helpful resources from the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Anything by Angie Thomas

The Colors Of Us by Karen Katz

Skin Again by Bell Hooks

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

This Promise of Change by Jo Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All by Chelsea Johnson,  LaToya Council, Carolyn Choi