Educating yourself – and those around you – is an important part of the process of beginning to understand racial injustice, and how it affects all of us. It can also go a long way in creating understanding and empathy towards others.
We’ve compiled some resources to help get you started. Keep scrolling to see articles, books, and podcasts (and resources for kids) that can help you learn more about race and injustice.
A few articles to help you learn more about the history of race, how to hold others accountable, and how we can start bringing about change.
An article by President Obama about how the country can bring about change at this moment.
A list of ways to take action now.
Tangible steps you can take to fight racism and spread positive change.
A list of resources on alternatives to policing, with best practices and guiding questions
These podcasts can provide a lot of insight into how the idea of racial identity developed, became a huge part of American society, and the history of black Americans.
A podcast about race and culture from National Public Radio.
A multi-racial conversation about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in relation to race.
An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.
A 14-part series about where the notion of “whiteness” came from and what it means.
For more in-depth learning, these books can provide insight into black life and challenging your own beliefs.
This book explicates the dynamics of White Fragility and how we might build our capacity in the on-going work towards racial justice.
Author Ta-Neshi Coates answers questions about black identity and our current crisis in a letter to his young son.
This book sheds light on the history of racist ideas and offers tools needed to expose racist thinking and provide a reason to hope.
A breakdown of the structural racism in our country and the violent white reactions toward black Americans.
RESOURCES For Parents & Kids
Here are ways for parents to learn how to talk to kids about race, and resources for kids to start learning fro ma nearly age.
An article with advice from psychologists on developmentally appropriate ways to talk to children of all ages about racism and police brutality.
The 4 important things you should be talking to kids about.
Parenting and education resources created through a critical race lens.
Resources for uplifting youth through healthy communication about race.
A list of Coretta Scott King Award winners- given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.