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Resources for Adults

Non-Black POC/Immigrant Allyship

Translations

  • Letters For Black Lives (Translations to assist in talking to non-English speaking relatives. Languages include: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hindi, Hmong (Green dialect), Hmong (White dialect), Farsi, French, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, and more )
  • How to respond to common initial reactions to the above letters ( helpful prompts, even for non-immigrant families)

Reading Lists

Books

  • Black Feminist Thought By Patricia Hill Collins
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower By Dr.Britney Cooper
  • Heavy: An American Memoir By Kiese Laymon
  • How to be an AntiRacist by Iram K. Kendi
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness By Austin Channing Brown
  • Lies my Teacher told me By James W. Loewen
  • Redefining Realness By Janet Mock
  • Sister Outsider By Audre Lorde
  • Stamped By Ibram K. Kendi
  • The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison
  • The Fire Next Time By James Baldwin
  • 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 Cherrie Moraga
  • White Fragility By Robin DiAngelo
  • White Rage By Carol Anderson
  • Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • How to be an Anti-Racist [Ibram X. Kendi]
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do [Jennifer Ebidhardt]
  • The Person You Mean to Be [Dolly Chugh]
  • Algorithms of Oppression [Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble]
  • Between the World and Me [Ta-Nehisi Coates]
  • So You Want to Talk about Race [Ijeoma Oluo]
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness [Michelle Alexander]
  • Assata: An Autobiography [Assata Shakur]
  • Women, Race and Class [Angela Davis]
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement [Angela Davis]
  • Just Mercy [Bryan Stevenson]
  • Men We Reaped: A Memoir [Jesmyn Ward]
  • All About Love: New Visions [bell hooks]
  • Americanah [Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie]
  • We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation [Jeff Chang]
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States [Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz]
  • The End of Policing [Alex Vitale] (Free ebook through Verso Books)

Books specifically about race and medicine

  • Black & Blue by John Hoberman
  • Black Man In A White Coat By Damon Tweedy M.D.
  • The Health Gap By Michael Marmot
  • Unmasking Racism in Health Care: Alive and Well By Marie Edwige Seneque
  • Just Medicine: A Cure For Racial Inequality In American Health Care By Dayna Bowen Matthew
  • Medical Apartheid By Harriet A. Washington

Articles:

Websites

Podcasts

Movies/TV

  • Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
  • I am Not Your Negro (2016, dir. Raoul Peck)
  • When They See Us (2019, dir. Ava DuVernay)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk… (2018, dir. Barry Jenkins)
  • Malcolm X (1992, dir. Spike Lee)
  • 13th (2016, dir. Ava DuVernay)
  • Clemency (2019, dir. Chinonye Chukwu)
  • Selma (2014, dir. Ava DuVernay)
  • American Son – Kenny Leon
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
  • Dear White People – Justin Simien
  • Fruitvale Station – Ryan Coogler
  • I Am Not Your Negro – James Baldwin Documentary
  • Just Mercy – Destin Daniel Cretton
  • See You Yesterday – Stefon Bristol
  • The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution
  • The Hate You Give – George Tillman Jr.
  • When They See Us – Ava Duvernay

Podcasts

  • About Race
  • Intersectionality Matters!
  • Pod For The Cause
  • Pod Save The People
  • Seeing White
  • Speaking Of Racism
  • The Diversity Gap

Organizations

  • Antiracist Research & Policy Center
  • Appalachian Community Fund
  • Audre Lorde Project
  • Black Womens Blueprint
  • Color of Change
  • Colorlines
  • CommunityWise Resource Centre
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Families Belong Together
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
  • Muslim Girl
  • MPowerChange
  • NAACP
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • PAALF
  • Race Forward
  • RAICES
  • Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
  • SisterSong
  • United We Dream

Resources for Children or Talking to Children About Racism:

Talking to Children about Racism

Talking with children about racial violence

Talking with children about race and COVID-19

Websites and Instagram Pages for speaking to children about racism

Teaching Tolerance
Instagram: @teaching_tolerance

The Conscious Kid
Instagram: @theconsciouskid

Here Wee Read
Instagram: @hereweread

Read with Mocha Books
Instagram: @readwithmochabooks