Anti-Racism Resources: Home
Lists of resources for adults and young people, to help educate and promote racial equality.
Angela Davis quote
“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist,
We must be anti-racist." - Angela Davis
- From the National Museum of African American History: Being AntiRacistLearn how to make unbiased choices and be antiracist in all aspects of your life.
- Boston University for Anti-Racist ResearchThe mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.
- How to Teach Kids to be Anti-RacistAnti-Racism Resources for Parents
- Your Black Friends Are BusyA growing resource for learning about anti-racism, and supporting the people & organizations doing important work for the Black Lives Matter movement. You can also download the app.
- Anti-Racism ProjectThe Project offers participants ways to examine the crucial and persistent issue of racism. Working with facilitators and a well- designed curriculum, drawn from a variety of sources, participants engage in interactive experiences to examine the realities of institutionalized racism, internalized racism, white privilege, and the myths of immigration in order to understand how they feed ongoing racial injustice.
- 1619 Project CurriculumThe 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date.
- Anti-Racist Reading ListIbram X. Kendi's recommended list on books to to help America transcend its racist heritage.
- Racial Equity ToolsRacial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
What to Listen To
- 1619“1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.
- FloodlinesAn audio documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Floodlines is told from the perspective of four New Orleanians still living with the consequences of governmental neglect. As COVID-19 disproportionately infects and kills Americans of color, the story feels especially relevant.
- Intersectionality MattersHosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading critical race theorist who coined the term "intersectionality," this podcast brings the academic term to life.
- Code SwitchWhat'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
- Hear to Slaythe black feminist podcast of your dreams,” with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom
- KinswomenA series of candid conversations on race, racism, and allyship between women, hosted by Hannah Pechter and Yseult Polfliet.
Who To Follow
- Check Your Privilegeis a guided journey that deepens your awareness to how your actions affect the mental health of Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, or BBIPoC
- Ibram X. Kendithe author of How To Be An Antiracist and Director of the Antiracism Center
- Ijeoma OluoIjeoma Oluo is the New York Times bestselling author of “So You Want To Talk About Race,” whose work focuses on race and identity, feminism, mental health, and more.
- Rachel Cargleis a public academic, writer and lecturer who explores the intersection of race and womanhood, guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world.
Books- including Ebooks and Audiobooks
- An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club) byISBN: 9781616208776Publication Date: 2018-02-06"A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple." --Barack Obama
- American Spy byISBN: 9780812998955Publication Date: 2019-02-12NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD "Echoing the stoic cynicism of Hurston and Ellison, and the verve of Conan Doyle, American Spy lays our complicities--political, racial, and sexual--bare. Packed with unforgettable characters, it's a stunning book, timely as it is timeless."--Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prizewinning author of The Sellout
- Charcoal Joe byISBN: 9780385539203Publication Date: 2016-06-14Easy Rawlin's friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach.
- The Color of Law byISBN: 9781631492853Publication Date: 2017-05-02In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation.
- Fatal Invention byISBN: 9781595584953Publication Date: 2011-07-05In this provocative analysis, leading legal scholar and social critic Dorothy Roberts argues that America is once again at the brink of a virulent outbreak of classifying population by race. By searching for differences at the molecular level, a new race-based science is obscuring racism in our society and legitimizing state brutality against communities of color at a time when America claims to be post-racial. Fatal Invention is a provocative call for us to affirm our common humanity.
- How Long 'til Black Future Month? byISBN: 9780316491341Publication Date: 2018-11-27Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.
- How to Be an Antiracist byISBN: 9780525509288Publication Date: 2019-08-13#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves.
- Me and White Supremacy byISBN: 9781728209807Publication Date: 2020-01-28This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
- The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) byISBN: 9780385537070Publication Date: 2019-07-16, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood's only salvation is his friendship with fellow "delinquent" Turner, which deepens despite Turner's conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
- Sing, Unburied, Sing byISBN: 9781501126062Publication Date: 2017-09-05*WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for FICTION, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power--and limitations--of family bonds.
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You byISBN: 9780316453691Publication Date: 2020-03-10A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now.
- The Water Dancer byISBN: 9780399590597Publication Date: 2019-09-24This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children--the violent and capricious separation of families--and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today's most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.
- White Fragility byISBN: 9780807047415Publication Date: 2018-06-26The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
- Hate U GiveISBN: 9786317536807A girl from a poor black neighborhood attending a rich mostly white prep school witnesses her childhood friend being killed by a police officer and faces a difficult dilemma.
- A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.
Local Groups & Resources
- Orange County Human Rights CommissionThe OCHRC’s primary purpose is to foster mutual respect and understanding among all groups in the county, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sexual orientation or preference, gender marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. They coordinate and facilitate education and awareness events in the community, in order to promote understanding of equity, acceptance, unity, and humanity.
- NAACP-Newburgh/Highland Falls BranchNewburgh Highland Falls NAACP established 1935 , chartered 1941. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights.
- Black Lives Matters Hudson ValleyThis is the official chapter of the #BlackLivesMatter network in the Hudson Valley of New York.
- End New JIm Crow Action NetworkA network dedicated to working in the Hudson Valley to fight the racist criminal justice system.
- Library at the AJ-Meyers African Root CenterTo promote literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.