• The New York Times 1619 Project and Podcast
  • Letter from a Region in my Mind by James Baldwin
  • How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me And White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Slavery By Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon.
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (section on policing)
  • The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • We Will Not Cancel Us by Adrienne Maree Brown
  • Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean
  • Dark Money by Jane Mayer





  • 13th (Netflix)
  • Just Mercy (Netflix)
  • Te Ata (Netflix)



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Scene on Radio Season 2: Seeing White; John Biewen and Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika This 14 episode podcast traces the origins and development of “whiteness” as an identity and a concept in the United States. Podcast
Kimberle Crenshaw: The urgency of intersectionality Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

Ted Talk

“Be Antiracist” with Ibram X. Kendi Be Antiracist imagines what an antiracist society might look like and how we all can plan an active role in building one.  Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the author of How to Be an Antiracist, the book that spurred a nationwide conversation redefining what it means to be antiracist , and in this podcast, he guides listeners how they can identify racial inequity and reject the racist systems hiding behind racial inequity and injustice.



What is the Hysteria over Critical Race Theory really all about? Critical race theory and the controversy explained. Critical race theory, created four decades ago by legal scholars, is an academic framework for examining how racism is embedded in America’s laws and institutions. It is just now receiving widespread attention because it has morphed into a catchall category.

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Racial Wealth Gap explained by Comedian John Oliver  John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.  YouTube Video Housing Discrimination: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
New York Times – 1619 project In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story. “1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at


“The New Jim Crow” – Michelle Alexander


The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.


“You Can’t Touch My Hair” – Phoebe Robinson A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “A must-read…Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, it penetrates your brain and stays with you.”—Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad City


13th 13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery. DuVernay’s documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Emmanuel Acho Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, is a safe place to have the uncomfortable conversations about race that many people have never been able to have.

YouTube Video Series


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Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast; Colorlines Hosts Chevon and Hiba interview activists who push our anti-racism thinking to the next level and inspire us to engage more deeply.


The Case for Reparatons

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.


The Next Question Our video web series engages leaders, activists, creatives, and thinkers imagining how expansive racial justice can be. Each week, hosts Austin Channing Brown, Chi Chi Okwu, and Jenny Booth Potter expand imaginations with the help of incredible contributors. But it’s not just about the show. These in-depth conversations have become the groundswell for book clubs, reading homework, discussion groups, and more. The thousands of people joining the The Next Question are all a part of our TNQrew, learning and leading, every step of the way.

Video Series

“Between the World and Me” – Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.


“I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” – Austin Channing Brown From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.


40 Acres and a Mule This article breaks down how this country was built on the backs of slavery and racism. 



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“Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color” – Kimberle Crenshaw Crenshaw’s article is considered to be the origin of the concept of “intersectionality” and how it affects women of color


“Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America “ – Charisse Jones & Kumea Shorter-Gooden,Ph.D.

Based on the African American Women’s Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to compromise their true selves as they navigate America’s racial and gender bigotry. Black women “shift” by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They shift “white” as they head to work in the morning and “Black” as they come back home each night. They shift inward, internalizing the searing pain of the negative stereotypes that they encounter daily. And sometimes they shift by fighting back.

With deeply moving interviews, poignantly revealed on each page, Shifting is a much-needed, clear, and comprehensive portrait of the reality of African American women’s lives today.


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