Racial Justice Resources

*Found on medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea*

What Books to read:

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

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

●  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

●  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

●  How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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

What to Watch:

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

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

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

What to read - Articles:

●  The 1619 Project in the New York Times

●  “Juneteenth Is a Reminder That Freedom Wasn’t Just Handed Over,” by Brianna Holt for the New York Times

●  Our Democracy’s Founding Ideals Were False When They Were Written. Black Americans Have Fought to Make Them True by Nikole Hannah-Jones for The 1619 Project by the New York Times

●  “ Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge ,” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Los Angeles Times

What to listen to:

●  Still Processing, a N ew 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

●  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

Resources for Kids & Teens


●  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

●  26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students by the New York Times


●  “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