The Office of Diversity & Inclusion has compiled a list of resources for further education on how to be an anti-racist. The links below include podcasts, articles, books, documentaries, and more. Education is key in the fight against racism, and we encourage all community members to take advantage of these resources.
The Anti-Racist Educator
It's easy to think you're not-racist by treating everyone equally, regardless of race. But educators need to consider what it means to actively be anti-racist. Anti-racist education acknowledges that just following the status quo is not enough to truly counter the deeper roots of racism. Anti-racist educators need to constantly reflect on their teaching, realising their power to inadvertently reinforce racial hierarchies. With that power to perpetuate racism (be it implicit/explicit, interpersonal, internalised, institutional or structural) comes the power to intentionally dismantle those racial hierarchies
What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
Yo, Is This Racist?
Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.
From the author behind the bestselling Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/) comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
Episode "Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable"
The inspiring Alexandra Safford of White People 4 Black Lives joins us this week to talk about the difference between non-racism and anti-racism and teaching children anti-racism.
Articles to Read
"America's Racial Contract Is Killing Us" by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists
"My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)
The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
The Combahee River Collective Statement
"The Intersectionality Wars" by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD
"Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?" by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
"Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
Books to Read
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
White Rage by Carol Anderson
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
What to Watch
• 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
• American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
• Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
• Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
• Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
• Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
• Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
• I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
• If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
• Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
• King In The Wilderness — HBO
• See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
• Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
• The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
• The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
• When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
Tackling Disparities in Finances for Black and African Americans
Systematic Inequalities and Racial Gaps in Finances
A link to a great website that tackles Implicit Bias, why it matters, and what can be done about it.
How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct
The human rights organization WITNESS provides guidance on exposing violent and discriminatory
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality
Mapping Police Brutality