Tons of AntiRacism Resources to help you push for social change in this anti-racism resource roundup. Books, videos, courses, and organizations to support.
Below, you'll find that we've brought together a handful of resources to help with self-education about anti-racism and some ways to help promote change.
Resources that you will find featured below include:
- Where to Start
- Learn About Racism and White Privilege
- Tools to Help With Conversations
- Stuff Around Kids
- Documentaries and Movies
- Perspectives from Minorities
- Racism in Canada
- Minority-Owned Businesses
- Groups to Donate to and Support
- Miscellaneous AntiRacism Resources
Thank You For Growing
Can I just start by saying “Thank you!”?
Thank you for being involved in the demand for social change. Thank you for having tough conversations with people who are in denial about the existence and abundance of systemic racism.
Thank you for taking a hard look at your own behaviors and whether or not you are doing as much as you feel you should to be anti-racist.
Thank you for not turning away and ignoring the uncomfortable.
And thank you to Black People for being the group to spearhead this.
Why Create The AntiRacism Resources Roundup?
This anti-racism resources roundup is a result of over 3 weeks of frustration and hope. It's been time dedicated to reading news articles from the last decade and last month. Of watching videos of hate crimes including the murder of George Floyd and police hostility towards minorities in the US and Canada.
I've had many difficult and enlightening conversations, some more productive than others. My eyes have been opened to and heartbroken by the number of white people (including some friends) who continue to deny the existence of racism here.
I have spent time recalling my own experiences with racism in Canada from grade-school on.
I spent time exploring my own privileges as well as the frustrations of being what I call a minority minority (being a “halfer”, I don't feel like I have the luxury of having a group who shares my cultural identity – which I plan to write about more in the next few weeks).
I assembled these antiracism resources because I have been dedicating a lot of time and energy to immersing myself in information around needed social change. I wanted to help you and others to easily find a path to do this difficult, heavy, and necessary work.
Fueling Social Change With HOPE & LOVE
I am extremely hopeful that we will make a change here and now. It is exciting to me that we are witness to, and part of, this time in history when we are looking to eliminate systemic racism.
It's time to change the constructs that are holding back the human race.
I have a story to share with you about a recent BodyTalk/visualization session that I had recently:
Be Gentle With Yourself
Yes, this will be uncomfortable. Your heart should be broken. This education, enlightenment, and improvement will come with major growing pains.
Be gentle with yourself. You are working to improve and that is fantastic. Don't shut down. Look after your health on all levels. Take breaks when you need to.
And as always, eat well. We've put together a roundup of Food For Fueling Social Change recipes. Healthy recipes that do not require a lot of hands-on time to make, so you have more time and energy to keep pushing for change.
There is a lot of information out there to help learn, contribute, and make a difference. Compiling this list has taken a lot of time and effort, but I think it was worth it. Please reach out with any resources that you found helpful with your experience(s).
- Educate yourself (and others).
- Work on understanding your privileges (this can be hard to see for yourself).
- VOTE in local, state, and federal elections. Some states have primaries for Congress. Seriously. Be heard.
- Donate to organizations whose values align with yours and are pushing for changes you want to see.
Here is an easy place to start:
The Antiracism Starter Kit – Self-Guided Education for Becoming Antiracist – Includes tips for staying committed and avoiding overwhelm.
How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time:
Don't let making mistakes stop you from fighting for change:
– I’m Going to Mess Up… and That’s Not Going to Stop Me
And here are some resources to help when do run into problems:
– How to respond when attacked for making a mistake.
– Words to help enter a difficult conversation (Silence Breakers for White People)
– Rules of Engagement
Struggling to have conversations with people about race, especially over social media?
White Nonsense Roundup is a group of mostly white people who volunteer to address white supremacy & racism by fellow white people on social media. We are not experts, but as white people we are responsible for addressing racism in ourselves and in our communities.
- How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Me And White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- “White Fragility” reading guide
- Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
- killing rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- 🍁 The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
- Becoming an Ally, 3rd Edition: Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People by Anne Bishop
- 🍁 Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard
- My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem