In light of all we are seeing on the news, in our cities and all around us, many of us are waking up the the reality that we need to do more than honor our differences and seek to find our similarities. We need to become anti-racist. Here is the ultimate list of anti-racism resources to help you begin your journey.
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Anti-Racism Resources for Adults
There is so much good in this article, please take the time to read it. If you read nothing else, read this one. If I had to choose one big takeaway from this one it would be that being an ally is not just learning and then moving on, it is taking action, using what we have learned to live differently.
Regardless of who you are, where you live or what abilities you hold in your tool-belt, you have something you can offer to the fight against racism. If you are struggling to find your place, this article offers some great ideas.
The big takeaway from this one? Listen and believe the stories people of color graciously share with you. Then, seek to serve rather than lead.
This is a free PDF and a must-read for any white person beginning to explore racial reconciliation alongside others.
This guide explores the tenants of whiteness- or what makes up our white culture and identity. Yes, it’s there. We are just often very oblivious to it because it has been with us all our lives and is reflected as “normal” all around us.
- The Color Purple
- When They See Us
- African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
- The New Jim Crowe
- White Awake
- Be the Bridge
- I’m Still Here
- The Myth of Equality
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
- Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
- White Fragility
- How to be an Anti-racist
This podcast explores how race, ethnicity and culture intersect and influence our lives.
This podcast does not focus exclusively on race but Layla chats with “change-makers and culture-shapers” from all walks of life and as a result, conversations about race make a pretty frequent appearance.
Anti-Racism Resources for Parents
Teaching Tolerance has a list full of ideas for teaching kids about race, racism and police violence. It is geared toward teachers but parents, you are your child’s most important teacher, so dig in!
This article gives an age by age breakdown of how to talk with kids about race and racism.
When this image took the internet by storm, I was floored and humbled. All this time, my version of embracing diversity was only half the battle. Be sure to take a look and know the difference between inclusive parenting and being truly anti-racist.
This guide gives an in-depth explanation of the wealth gap black communities face and how it impacts everyday life. It also provides actionable steps that we can take to help close the gap.
This is one we don’t often think about. However, this guide offers tips to stay safe online while advocating for racial justice.
Embrace Race has some amazing downloadable action guides about talking with kids about race, choosing diverse books and being a good ally.
This guide explains why telling our kids we are all equal isn’t actually helpful. It also includes useful conversation starters that you can use with kids of all ages.
This eBook offers simple, yet effective, activities for talking with young kids about race, skin color and racism. It also provides conversation starters, book recommendations and resources to help parents learn more about racial equity.
This video from the Atlantic gives a concise explanation of how and why we need to talk with our kids about race.
How White Parents Can Talk to Their Kids About Race and Talking Race with Young Children are both awesome resources from NPR to give us language behind why and how we can talk to our kids about race.
Anti-Racism Resources for Kids
The Conscious Kid offers monthly deliveries of diverse picture books.
A Kids Book About Racism offers a clear, kid-friendly explanation of what racism is, how it makes people feel and what kiddos can do to stop it.
This post has my favorite books about race for preschoolers along with discussion questions to help aid conversations with your child.
Read Brightly offers some great book recommendations for all ages.
CNN and Sesame Street’s Town hall on Racism Kids get to hear about racism and how to be more empathetic and understanding from their favorite Sesame Street characters.