Being antiracist requires ongoing, often difficult work. It’s normal and okay to make mistakes and experience feelings of guilt, discomfort, and sadness during this process. Remember that the work you’re doing is important and necessary, and to push through tough emotions.
Taking Action Against Racism
13th: A documentary directed by Ava Duvernay on how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
5 Tips for Being an Ally: A video by Francesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh).
Being Antiracist: Information and activities from the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt
How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Ijeoma Oluo: “So You Want to Talk About Race” | Talks at Google: A video of a talk given by bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo.
Implicit Association Test (IAT): An assessment to uncover subconscious biases you may hold.
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus | JSTOR Daily, by Catherine Halley
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Mona Chalabi: An Instagram account with visual representations of data on social issues, including race.
Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News: A conversation between Kenya Hameed, PsyD and Jamie Howard, PhD of Child Mind Institute.
Stamped from the Beginning The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
The Anatomy of White Guilt: A paper from the Unitarian Universalist Association.
The Comprehensive Guide to Anti-Racism Resources: A guide for anti-racism supports — articles, videos, podcasts, books, films, resources for parents, and more — created by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.
The Cycle of Liberation: A chapter written by Bobbie Harro for Readings for Diversity and Social Justice.
The Cycle of Socialization: A chapter written by Bobbie Harro for Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.
The Emotional Lives of White People: A paper from the Unitarian Universalist Association.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Toward a Racially Just Workplace: A Harvard Business Review article by Laura Morgan Roberts & Anthony J. Mayo.
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different ways | Vox, by German Lopez
Teach and Take Action
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice | Corinne Shutack
Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book for Social Change Groups | Western States Center
Social Justice Resources: They’re Not Too Young to Talk About Race | The Children’s Community School
Social Justice: Resources for Talking with Your Children | Glazer Children’s Museum
Talking About Race | National Museum of African American History & Culture
Tolerance Lesson: Talking About Race and Racism (Grade Level 9-12) | Teaching Tolerance
Support and Donate: Organizations Supporting Black Mental Health
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a training, movement building, and grant-making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
Eustress raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.
Melanated Social Work shares mental health resources, information, and discussions created and curated by four men of color in the social work field.
My Brother’s Keeper Cares strives to remain a consistent support network that people can relate to and rely on within the urban environment.
Project LETS The Trauma Healing Fund provides grants for Black people to access therapy.
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness sustains the mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation provides support for and brings awareness to mental health issues that plague the African American community.
The Loveland Foundation provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls.
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation addresses mental health conditions and eradicates the effects of trauma on the Black community by providing access to therapeutic resources, creative arts, and education designed to support mental health, physical wellness, and overall development.
Support and Donate: Organizations Working Toward
Racial Equity and Social Justice
The Bail Project is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.
Black Futures Lab works with Black people to transform our communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally.
Blue Meridian’s Justice and Mobility Fund is a philanthropic collaboration that aims to boost economic mobility and improve the life trajectories of people impacted by the criminal justice system.
Campaign Zero advocates for local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end violence and hold police accountable.
Center for Policing Equity works to simultaneously aid police departments to realize their own equity goals as well as advance the scientific understanding of issues of equity within organizations and policing.
Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
Demos is a dynamic “think-and-do” tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy.
GirlTrek is the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities.
Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. In doing so, the movement makes it possible for us, and therefore everyone, to live healthy and fruitful lives.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.
Vera Institute for Justice works to urgently build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities.