Couple days ago, one of the participants of the giveaway I hosted in my Instagram Stories shared this quote by Rachel Ricketts. I have not been able to stop thinking about it: it is so powerful. I think it captures the importance of individual action and personal accountability in antiracism work so perfectly.
With that in mind, here is a list of books, podcasts, movies, Instagram accounts, and other sources that were recommended to me, and I added several that I have found deeply influential in my understanding of the subject of racism. I plan to keep adding more, so if you have suggestions, please let me know.
Note: I did not include antiracism books that were written by white people as I have come to realize, thanks to Elle Glenise Pike of Where Change Started, how it is wrong that white people should profit off of antiracism work. There is a difference between becoming part of the solution and making a living through this work.
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
How to Be Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Me and My White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Talking Up To the White Woman Aileen Moreton-Robinson
White Rage by Carol Anderson
We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina L. Love
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young
WORKSHOPS (in person):
Undoing Racism Workshop: Antiracism training for anyone in Human Services, Education and beyond http://antiracistalliance.com
Note: When entering online spaces of the following people, please be respectful in how you interact with them.
@wherechangestarted – Inspiring individual action and personal accountability with self-guided educational resources for becoming antiracist
@aja.barber – Aja holds important conversations about fashion, trends, and sustainability through the lens of antiracism and intersectionality
@iamrachelricketts - Rich resourcses that articulate what structural racism is and how it fits into historical patterns that continue today
@theconsciouskid – Parenting and education through a critical race lens
@leesareneehall – Leesa facilitates workshop leaders in unpacking their biases in order to create inclusive learning spaces
@rachel.cargle – Thought-provoking, critical discourse on racism in the US
@dr.rosalesmeza – Helping women of color identify blocks, confront colonial mentality, and reclaim their intuition so they can live whole, well, and free
@alokvmenon – Transgender/gender non-conforming writer, performer, and speaker who focuses on expanding notions of femininity, issues of ableism of beauty standards, historical revisionism and cultural racism
@kanishka.sikri – Poet, writer, post-de-colonial theorist, transnational feminist
Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on race, gender, and social justice with Omkari Williams
Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
Decarcerated hosted by Marlon Peterson
Justice in America Podcast (The Appeal)
When They See Us (Netflix miniseries, the after-show with the director, actors, and Oprah) – “a dense, fast-moving series that examines not just the effects of systemic racism but the effects of all sorts of disenfranchisement” The Guardian