How to be Anti-Racist

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“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” ___ Angela Davis

“One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.” The claim of “not racist” neutrality is a mask for racism.” 

__ Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist    

The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.       

__Ijeoma Oluo

       more Black bodies fall into the bag of my heart continuous rage

__Tasha K

Anti-racism Resource Guide

Last Updated: June 2, 2020 

This anti-racist resource guide was crafted amidst the anger of the latest black body turned hashtag #AhmaudArbery. It is consistently being updated to address the current climate of our country and the personal growth needed to sustain this life-long journey. Please note that this document was and will continue to be a group effort. Suggested additions or other feedback can be emailed to me at the address below. I have tried extremely hard to thoroughly comb through these resources before they were listed, but always seeking new material. It took a lot of time and energy, emotional and mental labor to get this document to its current update.  Some have asked about financially supporting the continued work of this anti-racism resource guide, that info is also below. 

This is just a resource, not a map leading to a destination,  but help along the way, a strong start. The tendency to try and get through this list in its entirety and feel accomplished or to get overwhelmed by the ever growing list are real reactions we should leave behind. Again, this IS LIFE-LONG WORK that we choose to enter into, a journey for an anti-racist traveler that will take a lifetime. 

Starting Your Journey begins on page three and is based on Ibram X. Kendi’s anti-racism syllabus. There are four steps to guide you into the other resources that begin on page four. If you don’t feel quite ready to begin your journey, you can start below with some suggested pre-reading. Throughout the guide you will notice, White authors are noted, books are alphabetized by author, and podcasts, movie trailers, and organization websites are all linked. It is strongly encouraged that if you choose to purchase a book, you find it on a site that benefits the writer the most.

It is important to start somewhere, even though there is no end point. This is a tool. This does not even brush the surface of anti-racism resources, but it is a start. Learning, re-learning, and decolonizing history are all necessary pieces of this journey, but should coincide with other things like listening, taking action, financially supporting, decentering whiteness, etc. 

For those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) engagement with these resources may be triggering. These materials are intended to help you further understand oppressive systems, and provide more tools and resources to fight these systems while recognizing how your own bias contributes to your prejudices.

For those of you who are White, engaging with these resources could bring a negative or defensive reaction. I encourage you to challenge your own culture, privilege, and bias while continuing the fight against oppressive systems that you benefit from. 

I truly believe that this ongoing work is a  journey of empathy and care for humanity, individually and collectively. We must engage if we want to do intentional anti-racism work in our families, our classrooms, our conversations, our meetings, our community, our country, and our world.           

                                                                                                                                            Tasha K


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Mahzarin R. Banaji


Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism And The Persistence Of Racial Inequality In America

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva



Jennifer L. Ebernhardt, PhD 


Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen (white author)


So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo





  • Define Race



 Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, Big Business,Re-create Race In The 21st Century Dorothy Roberts


  • Define Racism & Anti-racism



Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas In America

Ibram X. Kendi


How To Be Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi




Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds



  • Settle Your Feelings



BIPOC Learners should read:

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment In Black America

James Forman Jr. 




White Learners should read:

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Race

Robin Di’Angelo (white author)



  • Continue Your Journey



Anti-racism is life-long work for all of us, there is no finish line. May we continue to move forward, instead of backwards. Start somewhere, start anywhere. 


Page four begins the evolving list of resources organized by topic, and medium. Feel free to use the outline on the left to navigate the resources. 




How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Being Young And Arab In America

Moustafa Bayoumi


The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism For The Twenty-First Century

Grace Lee Boggs


Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America

Michael Eric Dyson


Ghosts In The Schoolyard: Racism And School Closings On Chicago’s South Side

Eve L. Ewing


How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy And The Racial Divide

Crystal M. Flemming


A Short History Of Reconstruction 1863-1877

Eric Foner (white author)


Tell Me Who You Are

Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi


This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How To Wake Up, Take Action, And Do The Work

Tiffany Jewell & Aurelia Durand


Why We Can’t Wait

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


America for Americans:  A History Of Xenophobia In The United States

Erica Lee


They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement

Wesley Lowery


How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems In Race, Political Economy And Society

Manning Marable


Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine


American Lynching

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy


The Politics Of The Veil

Joan Wallach Scott (white author)


The Origins Of The Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality In Postwar Detroit

Thomas Surgue (white author)


A Different Mirror A History Of Multicultural America

Ronald Takaki


A People’s History Of The United States

Howard Zinn (white author)




I Know Why The Caged Bird Sing

Maya Angelou


I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness

Austin Channing Brown


The Best We Could: An Illustrated Memoir

Thi Bui


Between The World And Me

Ta-nehisi Coates


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Brittney Cooper


Lakota Women

Mary Crow Dog & Richard Erdoes


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Cathy Park Hong 


Good Talk: A Memoir In Conversation (Graphic Novel)
Mira Jacob


When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele


Paper Sons

Dickson Lam


Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon


Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Janet Mock


Citizen 13660 (Graphic Novel)

Miné Okubo


I Love Yous Are For White People: A Memoir

Lac Su


The Auto-Biography Of Malcolm X

Malcolm X




They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Hanif Abdurraqib


Alligator and Other Stories

Dima Alzayat


The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin


Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, And Mine

Emily Bernard


We Were Eight Years In Power:An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates


We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race & Resegregation

Jeff Chang


Freedom Is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, And The Foundations Of A Movement.

Angela Y. Davis 


If They Come In The Morning…Voices Of The Resistance

Edited by Angela Davis


The Souls of Black Folk

W.E.B. Du Bois


Bad Feminist 

Roxanne Gay


Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches

Audre Lorde


This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women Of Color

Edited By Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa


Some Of Us Are Very Hungry Now

Andre Perry


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

Jesymn Ward




Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo


A Negro And And An Ofay: The Tales of Elliot Caprice

Danny Gardner



Yaa Gyasi


Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston


Welcome To Braggsville: A Novel 

  1. Geronimo Johnson


The Other Americans 

Laila Lalami


The Year Of The Dog

Grace Lin


The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison



Chimamande Ngozi Adichie


All American Boys

Jason Reynolds


We Cast A Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin


The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas


The Paragon Hotel

Lyndsay Faye (white author)


On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong




The Undefeated

Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson


Something Happened In Our Town

Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin


I Am Not A Number

Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland


Anti-Racist Baby

Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky


Dim Sum For Everyone!

Grace Lin


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez And Her Family’s Fight For Desegregation

Duncan Tonatuih


Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock

Aslan & Kelly Tudor


The Day You Begin

Jaqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez


Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom

Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson


Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji

  1. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min


The Boy And The Wall

Palestinian Children in the Aida Refugee Camp


New Kid

Jerry Craft




The First R: How Children Learn Racism

Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin (white author)


Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting In America

Nefertiti Austin


Teaching Your Kid About Black History Month (Article)

Nefertiti Austin


Parenting Forward

Cindy Wang Brandt


Parenting Forward (Podcast)


Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines

Edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams


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

Jennifer Harvey


We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

Dani McClain




The Myth Of The Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism

Rosalind S. Chou & Joe R. Feagin (white author)


Two Faces Of Exclusion: The Untold Story Of Anti-Asian Racism In The United States

Lon Kurashige


We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future

Deepa Iyer


The Making Of Asian America

Erika Lee


On Gold Mountain

Lisa See


Strangers From A Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans

Ronald Takaki


They Called Us Enemy (Graphic Novel)

George Takei


Yellow Peril!: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear

Edited by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats (white author)


Yellow: Race In America Beyond Black And White

Frank H. Wu


Alien Nation: Chinese Migration In The Americas From The Coolie Era Through World War II

Elliott Young 


The Good Immigrants: How The Yellow Peril Became The Model Minorities

Madeline H. Ysu


Asian American Dreams: The Emergence Of An American People

Helen Zia


Asian Americans (Mini-Series)



Long Distance (Podcast)


Self Evident(Podcast)




Borderlands/La Frontera

Gloria Anzaldúa


Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of Pillage of A Continent

Eduardo Galeano


Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism 

Laura E. Gomez [Available August 2020]


De Colores Means All Of Us

Elizabeth Martinez


Latinos Who Lunch (Podcast)




Native: Identity, Belonging, And Rediscovering God

Kaitlin Curtice


An Indigenous People’s History Of The United States

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (white author)


Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

Daniel Heath Justice


Braiding Sweetgrass: Idigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, And The Teaching Of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer


Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, And The Pursuit Of Justice For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Jessica McDiarmid  (white author)


The Other Slavery

Andrés Reséndez


Seven Fallen Feathers

Tanya Talaga


All Our Relations: Indigenous Trauma In The Shadow Of Colonialism

Tanya Talaga


All Our Relations: Finding The Path Forward

Tanya Talaga


Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask

Anton Treuer


Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life

David Treuer




The Education Of Blacks In The South, 1860-1935

James D. Anderson


The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capatalism

Edward E. Baptist (white author)


The Color Of Money: Black Banks And The Racial Wealth Gap

Mehrsa Baradaran


A Black Women’s History Of The United States

Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross


The Price For Their Pound Of Flesh: The Value Of The Enslaved, From Womb to Grave, In The Building Of A Nation

Daina Ramey Berry


Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness And Political Thought

Patricia Hill Collins



Directed by Ava Duverney


Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Bell Hooks


March Trilogy (Graphic Novels)

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell


North Of Slavery: The Negro In The Free States, 1780-1869

Leon F. Litwack (white author)


Black Stats: African Americans By The Numbers In The Twenty-First Century

Monique M. Morris


Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Monique M. Morris


40 Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption of The Black Athlete

William C. Rhoden


From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor


A More Beautiful And Terrible History: The Uses And Misuses Of Civil Rights History

Jeanne Theoharis


The Underground Railroad (Historical Fiction)

Colson Whitehead


The Warmth of Other Son:The Epic Story Of America’s Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson


African American History: From Emancipation to the Present 

Yale University AFAM 162, Free Online Course




Just Medicine: A Cure For Racial Inequality In The American Health Care System

Dayna Bowen Matthew


The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot (White Author)


Medical Apartheid: The Dark History Of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans From Colonial Times To The Present

Harriet A. Washington


Flatlining: Race, Work, And Healthcare In The New Economy

Adia Harvey Wingfield




Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City

Matthew Desmond (white author)


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History on How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein (white author)




For All You White Folks Who Teach In The Hood…And The Rest Of Ya’ll Too

Christopher Emdin


Not Light, But Fire: How To Lead Meaningful Race Conversations In The Classroom

Matthew R. Kay


Culturally Responsive School Leadership 

Muhammad Khalifa


We Want To Do More Than Just Survive: Abolitionist Teaching And The Pursuit Of Educational Freedom

Bettina L. Love


Start Where You Are But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, And Teaching In Today’s Classroom

H Richard Milner IV


Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

Gholdy Muhammad


White Teachers Need Anti-racist Therapy (article)

Bettina L. Love


Everyday AntiRacism: Getting Real About Race In Schools

Mica Pollock (white author)


“Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria” And Other Conversations On Race

Beverley Daniel Tatum, PhD


Conversation Starters with #schooltalking


A Framework For Teaching American Slavery


Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources

Zinn Project Teaching Materials




Create Dangerously:The Immigrant Artist At Work

Edwidge Danticat


My Family Divided

Diane Guerrero


Call Me American

Abdi Nor Iftir


Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay In Forty Questions

Valeria Luiselli


Enrique’s Journey

Sonia Nazario


The Devil’s Highway: A True Story

Luis Alberto Urrea


The Undocumented Americans

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio




One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Carol Anderson


Give Us The Vote: The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America

Ari Berman



The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander


Slavery By Another Name: The Re-enslavement Of Black Americans From The Civil War To World War II

Douglass A. Blackmon (white author)


Choke Hold: Policing Black Men

Paul Butler


Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis


From The War On Poverty To The War On Crime: The Making Of Mass Incarceration In America

Elizabeth Hinton


An American Marriage (Fiction)

Tayari Jones


Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption

Bryan Stevenson


Just Mercy (Movie) 

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton


The Nickel Boys (Historical Fiction)

Colson Whitehead


Solitary: Unbroken By Four Decades In Solitary Confinement My Story of Transformation And Hope

Albert Woodfox


13th (Movie)

An American Documentary Directed by Ava Duvernay


When They See Us (Mini-Series)

Netflix Original Co-Written and Directed by Ava Duvernay


Ear Hustle (Podcast)




The Invention of The White Race: Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control Theodore W. Allen (white author)

The Invention of The White Race: Volume 2: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America       Theodore W. Allen (white author)

White Rage Carol Anderson 

What Does It Mean To Be White: Developing White Racial Literacy Robin DiAngelo (white author)

We Talk Different Episode #63-The ‘What Does It Mean To Be White’ Edition with Robin Di’Angelo (Podcast)


Black Like Me

John Howard Griffin

White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege In A Racially Divided America

Margaret A. Hagerman


Waking Up White

Deby Irving

The History of White People Nell Irvin Painter

Me And White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change The World, and Become A Good Ancestor Layla F. Saad


White Like Me: Reflections On Race From A Privileged Son Tim Wise (white author)




The Little Book on Race and Restorative Justice

Fania E. Davis


The Innerwork of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness    Rhonda V. Magee


My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma And The Pathway To Mending Our Broken Hearts And Bodies

Resmaa Menakem


The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systematic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing

Annealiese A Singh, PhD, LPC




The Cross and the Lynching Tree

James H. Cone


Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy Of The Doctrine Of Discovery

Mark Charles & Soong-Chan Rah


Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion And The Problem Of Race In America

Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith (white author)


Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating For Justice That Restores

Dominique Du Bois Gilliard 


The Very Good Gospel 

Lisa Sharon Harper


White Awake: An Honest Look At What It Means To Be White

Daniel Hill (white author)


Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing The Way The Church View Racism 

Drew Hart


An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation

Nyasha Junior


Recovering From Racism: City Ministry In “Post-Racial” America

Larry Lloyd (white author)


Woke Church: An Urgent Call For Christians In America To Confront Racism And Injustice

Eric Mason


Road Map To Reconciliation: Moving Communities Into Unity, Wholeness and Justice

Brenda Salter McNeil


Introducing Womanist Theology

Stephanie V. Mitchem


The Long Repentance (Bible Study)

Mako Nagasawa


Let Justice Roll Down

John Perkins


Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times

Soong-Chan Rah 


Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey

Sarah Shin


Urbana 1970: Racism & World Evangelism (Sermon)

Speech by Tom Skinner


Jesus And The Disinherited

Howard Thurman


The Color of Compromise

Jemar Tisby


Footnotes with Jemar Tisby (Podcast)


Reconstructing The Gospel: Finding Freedom From The Slaveholder Religion

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (white author)


Centering: The Asian American Chrisian Podcast (Podcast)


Truth’s Table (Podcast)




On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-racist

Vanessa Willoughby


The Case for Reparations

Ta-nehisi Coates


Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge


EJI Lynching In America Interactive Resource

Equal Justice Initiative 


Are All White Americans Police Officers?

Andre Henry


White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack

Peggy McIntosh


America,The House That Slavery Built

Tasha Williams


Blacks And Jews Entangled 

Edward S. Shapiro (white author)




#1619 Project Interview with Hannah Jones


Campaign Zero Interview on MSNBC On Justice for Ahmaud Arbery


I Am Not Your Negro

Written by James Baldwin and Directed by Raoul Peck


Fruitvale Station

Directed by Ryan Coogle


Race: The Power Of Illusion



American Son

Directed by Kenny Leon


How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion

Peggy McIntosh



Directed by Dee Rees


Black Feminism & The Movement For Black Lives

Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers


The Hate U Give

Directed by George Tillman Jr. 




13 Lists Of Ways To Learn And Show Up As Anti-Racists In This World


30+ Resources To Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism


75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice


A Running List Of Anti_Racism Resources


Anti-Oppression Resource Guide


Anti-Racism Resource Guide for White People


Anti-Racism For White People: From Resource To Action


Anti-Racist Reading List


Educate Yourself: An Essential Anti-Racism Reading Guide


Jenna Arnold’s Resources 


Joe Truss’s 40+ Books For Anti-Racist Teacher Book Club

Rachel Ricketts’ Anti-Racism Resources


Resources For White People To Learn And Talk About Racism


Teaching While White Foundational Texts






About Race


All My Relations


Antiracist Pod Squad 


Code Switch


Combing The Roots


Healing Justice


Intersectionality Matters


Identity Politics


Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast


Pod For The Cause


Pod Save The People


Puestas Pa’l Problema


See Something Say Something


Seeing White


Speaking of Racism


Still Processing 


The Nod


We Talk Different


What Would Our Ancestors Think


White Lies




Rachel Cargle


Jelani Cobb


Mari Copeny


Sybrina Fulton


Elwing Suong Gonzalez


Britt Hawthorne


Ally Henny


Andre Henry


Myisha T. Hill


Bernice King


Rainer Maningding


Deray Mckesson


  1. Lee Merritt, Esq.


Latasha Morrison


Brittany Packnett Cunningham


Sam Sinyangwe


Clint Smith 


Tori Williams Douglass


Christina Xu


Jenny Yang


[Any Author Listed Above]




Asian American Justice Center


Asian Americans For Equality


Be the Bridge

Black Lives Matter

Campaign Zero 

Color of Change


Dignity In Schools

Equal Justice Initiative


No White Saviors

Rethinking Schools

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Southern Poverty Law Center

the conscious kid

The Decolonial Atlas

The King Center

Zinn Education Project 

Teaching Tolerance

The Great Unlearn