TO READ*

Non-fiction

  • Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt 
  • From Slavery To Freedom: A History of African-Americans by John Hope Franklin
  • Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women That The Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People by Ben Crump
  • Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey 
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris 
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein 
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II
  • They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race By: Dr. Beverly Tatum
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni-Eddo Lodge
  • You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain- Phoebe Robinson 

Fiction

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
  • Passing by Nella Larsen
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith

For Teens

  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Dear White People by Justin Simien
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

For Children

  • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
  • A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes
  • Daddy Why Am I Brown?: A healthy conversation about skin color and family by Bedford F. Palmer
  • Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin and Lauren Tobia
  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  • Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
  • Sesame Street’s “We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Jane Kates
  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  • The Skin I’m In: A First Look at Racism by Pat Thomas
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes

*Reminder: Support small businesses. Please avoid purchasing these books from Amazon or large retailers. You can find a list of Black-owned bookstores here

 

ONLINE ARTICLES

You can find up-to-date articles and resources about justice by following these links also: 

TO WATCH:

Netflix

  • 13th 
  • American Experience
  • American History X 
  • American Son 
  • Barry
  • Dear White People 
  • Hard Lessons
  • Ken Burns: The Civil War
  • Little Boxes
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Mudbound
  • See You Yesterday 
  • Seven Seconds
  • The Black Jacket
  • The Butler
  • What Happened Miss Simone?
  • When They See Us 
  • Who Killed Malcolm X? 

Hulu

  • Detroit
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins
  • Roots directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
  • The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr (with cinemax)

Available to rent

  • 12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 by Goran Hugo Olsson 
  • Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu
  • Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler
  • I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
  • Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Selma by Ava Duvernay
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson

TO LISTEN TO:

Podcasts

TED Talks

More TED talks:

ORGANIZATIONS TO EDUCATE YOURSELF ON:

ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO:

  • Baile Project 
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Black Visions Collective
  • Campaign Zero 
  • George Floyd Memorial Fund
  • Homeless Black Trans Women Fund 
  • Justice For Breonna
  • Minnesota Freedom Fund
  • National Bail Fund Network 
  • National Bail Out 
  • North Star Health Collective
  • Reclaim The Block 
  • Run With Maud
  • The Innocent Project
  • Find a chapter of Black Lives Matter near you – your local community needs your support!

NUMBERS TO CALL / TEXT FOR ACTION:

  • Call DA Mike Freeman in Minnesota (612-348-5550) and demand prosecution to
    • Derek Chauvin 
    • Tou Thoa
  • Leave a message for Louisville Mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor at 502-574-2003
  • Text ENOUGH to 55-165
  • Text FLOYD to 55-156
  • Text Justice to 66-8336

PETITIONS TO SIGN:

  • Justice for George Floyd  – Change.org
  • Colors of Change – #JusticeForFloyd
  • Justice For Breonna Taylor  – Change.org
  • Justice for Ahmaud Arbery – Change.org 
  • 50A

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:

QUESTIONS TO REFLECT ON:

  • As a non-black person, in what ways does my proximity to whiteness afford me privileges that are not extended to Black and Brown people?  See this PDF for more. 
  • As a non-black person, in what ways have I been conditioned to believe in the authority of whiteness?
  • As a non black person, in what ways have I engaged in rhetoric that promotes othering or stereotyping of Black people?
  • As a non-black person, in what ways do I actually center myself in a dialogue when I’m unaware of the space I’m taking?
  • As a non-black person, what can I do to better educate myself on the historical context of race in the country and community I exist in?

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