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Anti-Racist Resources

The list of resources below is intended to provide information for MCLA community members who want to learn more about issues of systemic racism, privilege, and anti-racism work. This is a small sampling of the resources available. Many are available through MCLA’s Freel Library.


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

“This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color” by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

“The African American and Latinx History of the United States” by Paul Ortiz

“An Indigenous People’s History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

“When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” by Asha Bandele, Patrisse Cullors

“The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein

Web Resources

“Anti-Racism Resources for White People”

“75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice”

“Why you should stop saying ‘All Lives Matter,” explained in 9 different ways”

Teaching in an Uprising: Readings on Race and Democracy

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

Resources for Talking to Children about Race and Racism

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race

Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children

Not My Idea

A White Families' Guide to Talking About Racism

The POC Families' Guide to Talking About Racism

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

Gender & Sexuality

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