White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Whiteness by the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Who Gets to be Afraid in America? by Ibram X. Kendi

My Mother’s Dreams for Her Son and All Black Children by Hilton Als

Another Day, Another Hashtag. White People, You Gotta Get to Work NOW by Awesomely Luvvie

James Baldwin Was Right All Along by Raoul Peck

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How Protest Works by Kenneth T. Andrews

Lynching Preachers: How black pastors resisted Jim Crow and white pastors incited racial violence by Malcolm Brian Foley

A Timeline of Events that Led to the Fed-Up Uprising by Michael Harriot

As Mayor of Minneapolis, I Saw How White Liberals Block Change by Betsy Hodges

As US Faces Surge In Coronavirus Cases Study Shows Black Americans Most Likely to Know Someone Who’s Died From the Virus by Anne Branigin

Terrorism in Charleston by Jelani Cobb

Reconstructing the American Tradition of Domestic Terrorism by Heather Richardson Cox

I, Racist a sermon by John Metta

When a White Guy Walks Into a Waiting Room by R. Nash

10-minutes of Terror by Roberto Carlos Garcia

White Privilege: Let’s Talk – A Resource for Transformational Dialogue by the United Church of Christ (includes links to videos and additional reading resources in a single website)

97 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack

Racism, Whiteness, and Burnout in Antiracism Movements: How White Racial Justice Advocates Elevate Burnout in Racial Justice Activists of Color in the United States by Paul C. Gorski

Learn to Talk About Race a website resource by the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Du Bois Gave Voice to Pain and Promise by Chad Williams

America is on Fire: a Message from the President of Emerson College by M. Lee Pelton

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not by Danielle Cadet

US Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism by Laura Morgan Roberts & Ella F. Washington

We Need to Talk About Dog-Whistle Diversity by Christine Michel Carter

PODCASTS – If you have some time to listen, these podcasts are free and capture some important, complex conversations. Also, please note that language on several podcasts is often meant for adult listeners.

“A Conversation Between Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem” from On Being

“Green Book” from the Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood Podcast

“The Birth of American Music” from New York Times’ 1619 Project

“1619 Podcast Series” from the New York Times

“What About Your Friends” from NPR’s Code Switch Podcast

“Status Update” from NPR’s Code Switch Podcast (about immigration)

“A Strange and Bitter Crop” from NPR’s Code Switch Podcast

“It’s Hard to Be a Bachelor Fan” from 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose Podcast

“Pretty Hurts” by NPR’s Code Switch Podcast

“Mexican American Iowan” from Beautiful Anonymous Podcast

“Soy Andres, A Tu Pies” from the Scattered Podcast

“White People Shouldn’t Talk About Privilege” from the Yo! Is this Racist? Podcast

“Rationalizing a Racist Mom” from the Yo! Is this Racist? Podcast

“Co-workers and Microaggressions” from the Yo! Is this Racist? Podcast

BOOKS –consider purchasing them from a black-owned bookstore or consider downloading the audiobook version and listening to the book, which is often in the author’s own voice. Many libraries also have these titles for lending in print, digital, or audiobook format.

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

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Pre-Post Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines by Sandhya Rani Jha

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations  by Mira Jacob

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates

How the Jews Became White Folks: and What That Says About Race in America by Karen Brodkin

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Robin Diangelo

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Collors and Asha Bandele

An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

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

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fatphobia by Sabrina Strings

Mindful of Race: Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm by Ruth King

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michelle Eric Dyson

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman


13th by Netflix (full-length movie)

Just Mercy:

I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck featuring James Baldwin

12 Years a Slave: via YouTube Movies


Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice – Megan Ming Francis
How to Overcome our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them. – Verna Myers
How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion – Peggy McIntosh
How We’re Priming Some Kids for College – and Others for Prison – Alice Goffman


“The First Time I Realized I Was Black” by CNN – 20 video narratives from prominent black people describing their experiences with racism

Neil Degrasse Tyson on Not Being a White Man in Science
Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival by SALT Project
Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Deliver His ‘Fourth of July’ Speech
Racial Microaggressions: Comments that Sting
The Disturbing History of the Suburbs – Adam Ruins Everything
Getting Called Out & How to Apologize by Chescaleigh
5 Things You Should Know about Racism – MTV News
The heartbreaking “Doll Test”
Revolutionary Love: A Conversation Between Rev. Traci Blackmon & Valarie Kaur
Everyday Racism: What Should We Do?
Before You Call the Cops – The Tyler Merritt Project
The Danger of A Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Why I, as a Black Man, Attend KKK Rallies – Daryl Davis