Anti-Racism Resources

Article: For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies
By Courtney Ariel for the Sojourners website

This article discusses the importance of educating ourselves about systemic racism in this country rather than relying on those who are already overburdened by that systemic racism to serve as our educators. Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, was quoted, “Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can't just be on people of color to deal with it. It's up to all of us — Black, white, everyone — no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.”

There are many excellent resources out there but here are some options, some of which you had already identified as part of the Diversity Council survey:

Anti–Racist Booklist

Cultivated by Victoria Lynn Alexander, M.Ed. on Twitter

The Anti–Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List
By Brea Baker for Parade Magazine

If you prefer listening or watching to reading, this list provides television shows, documentaries, films, and Ted Talks in addition to books.

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