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Last updated: May 20, 2021

Podcasts

TOPIC

RESOURCE

AUTHOR

AUTHOR'S IDENTITY
DATE OF PUBLICATION
Whiteness in the US
John Biewen, Scene On

White Cis Man

2017

Slavery
Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times

Black Cis Woman
2019

Intersectionality
Kimberlé Crenshaw, The African American Policy Forum

Black Cis Woman
2018-current

Racism in the US
Shereen Marisol Meraji & Gene Demby
POC woman & Black man
2016-current

School to prison pipeline/ chicago
This American Life
Prison System
NPR: Hansi Lo Wang & Kumari Devarajan
POC Man & Black Woman
2019

Racial (In)Equity
NPR: Karen Grigsby Bates
Black Woman
2019

Diversity and Inclusion
Olanike Ayomide-Mensah

Black Cis Woman

2020

Latino Immigration and American Democracy
Guest: A.K. Sandoval-Strauss

Cis Man

2020

Equity at school
Dr. Sheldon Eakins
Black cis man
White supremacy movement
Frank Main
2020

Books

TITLE

AUTHOR

AUTHOR'S IDENTITY
DATE OF PUBLICATION
Parable of the Sower
Octavia Butler

Black woman

1993

Parable of the Talents (sequel to ^)
Octavia Butler
Black woman
Binti
Nnedi Okorafor
Black woman
2015

The Souls of Black Folk
W.E.B. Du Bois
Black man
1903

Dreams from My Father
Barack Obama
Black man
1995
Another Country
James Baldwin
Black man
1962

Black Girl Magic
Anthology
Black women
2018

White Privilege
Anthology
Various
2005

When We Are Bold
Anthology
Various
2016
From Sweetback to Super Fly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago's Loop
Gerald Butters
White man
2015

Feminism and Race
Anthology
Various
2001

Me and White Supremacy
Layla F. Saad
Black woman
2019
So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo
Black woman
2019
How to Be An Anti-Racist
Ibram X. Kendi
Black man
2019
The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander
Black woman
2010
The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison
Black woman
1970
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Black woman
2017
How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide
Crystal Fleming
Black woman
2018
BREATHE: A Letter to My Sons
Imani Perry
Black woman
2019
White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo
White straight cis woman
2018
Citizen
Claudia Rankine
Black Woman
2014
For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood
Christopher Emdin
Black Man
2016
Gentrifier
John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont
3 white men
2017
There Goes the 'Hood (about gentrification)
Lance Freeman
Black Man
2007
Barrio America
A.K. Sandoval-Strauss
Cis Man
2019
Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms
H. Richard Milner IV
Black man
2015
Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson
Black man
2014
Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon
Eduardo Obregón Pagán
Brown man
2003
Interrupting Racism: Equity & Social Justice in School Counseling
Alicia Oglesby & Rebecca Atkins
Black woman & White woman
2018

Guides/Toolkits

TOPIC

RESOURCE

AUTHOR

AUTHOR'S IDENTITY
DATE OF PUBLICATION
Anti-Racism
Victoria Alexander
Black woman
June 2020

White identity/privilege
Encompass Staff
Encompass is led by POC
March 27, 2020
White nationalism
Nora Flanagan, Jessica Acee, Lindsay Schubiner
Multiple
2019
Racial injustice
Multiple
Multiple
2020
Collection of anti-racist books
Multiple
Multiple
Ongoing

Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)
Many
Multiple
Ongoing
Historical themes/current topics
Many, inspired by the work of Howard Zinn
Multiple
Ongoing
BLM at School
Many

Many
Black Queer Feminist Curriculum Toolkit
BLM Instructional Library
Bystander Intervention Training
Multiple
Asian-American

Articles

TOPIC

RESOURCE

AUTHOR

AUTHOR'S IDENTITY
DATE OF PUBLICATION
Action steps
Jennifer Lenter
White(?) woman
June 1, 2020
Action steps
Aryenish Birdie
Queer woman of color
August 17, 2017
Animal protection
Corey Lee Wrenn
White woman
April 2016
Animal protection
Sue-Ellen Brown
White(?) woman
May 18, 2005
Animal protection
Breeze Harper
Black woman
2013
BLM + the media
Multiple
Multiple
2019
COVID-19
Aaron Sánchez-Guerra & Adam Wagner
Mexican man
April 12, 2020
Education
Brett Arends
White(?) man
October 16, 2019
Education
Aryenish Birdie
Queer woman of color
September 14, 2017
Education
Wendy Ashley
Black woman
2014
Education
Lorena Germán
Domincan American
August 11, 2020
Environmental racism
Brentin Mock
Black man
October 7, 2018
Movement making
Charlene Carruthers
Black queer woman
2018
Policing
Many contributors
2017
Policing/police brutality
Alex S. Vitale
White male
October 10, 2017
Racism/policy
Richard Rothstein
May 2017
Statements
Leah Garcés
Latinx woman
June 2020
Statements
David Coman-Hidy & THL
White man
June 10, 2020
Statements
Encompass Staff
Encompass is led by POC
June 1, 2020
Statements
Critical Design Lab
A collective of "non-Black POC and disabled white people"
June 2, 2020
White supremacy
Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun
2001
White nationalism
Tess Owen
White woman
September 13, 2019
White(-Passing) Privilege
Hareer Al-Qaragolie
White-passing Arab Muslim woman
June 1, 2020
White(-Passing) Privilege
Francis E. Kendall
White(?) woman
2002
Zero-Tolerance Policy
The Institute of Leadership & Management
Unclear; CEO is white man
Unclear
Racial (In)Equity
Ravynn Stringfield
Black Woman
Ongoing (Blog)
White Privilege
Ibram X. Kendi
Black Man
May 12, 2020
Racial (In)Equity
Adam Serwer
Man of Color (Multi-Ethnic)
May 8, 2020
Racial (In)Equity
Multiple (The New York Times)
Multiple
2019
Insurrection of US Capitol
Jennifer Bradley
2021
Insurrection of US Capitol
2021
Insurrection of US Capitol
David Cutler

Social Accounts

NAME

DESCRIPTION

INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
Rachel Cargle
Educator and activist
Ericka Hart
sex educator/ racial/social/gender justice
Monique Melton
anti-racism educator and speaker
Noname
rapper, who amplifies abolition and Black liberation a lot
@noname
kinfolkkolective
blog specifically for black folks to discuss topics and have community. lots of community support networks and a great place for non Black POC and white folks to learn and center black women
Adrienne Maree Brown
Author, focuses a lot on rest/pleasure as activism
Minaa B
Social worker/therapist - posts various prompts and suggestions for navigating convos about race, reflecting on internalized biases, etc.
Patrisse Cullors-Brignac
One of the founders of Black Lives Matter
Wardell Julius Clark
Chicago Organizer within the Arts Community
Nicole Byer
The host of Nailed It... posts a lot about BLM and Black bodies

Videos

TOPIC

RESOURCE

AUTHOR

AUTHOR'S IDENTITY

DATE OF PUBLICATION

Police brutality/systemic racism
Exec. Prod: George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Jeffrey Toobin
May 1, 2020
Mass incarceration/systemic racism
13th (Netflix documentary)
Ava DuVernay
Black woman
2016
Systemic racism
Dear White People (Netflix series)
Justin Simien et al.
Black man
2017-2020
Systemic racism/history
Kimberly Jones
Black woman
June 1, 2020
Systemic racism/history
Kimberly Jones
Black woman
Systemic racism/history
Origin of Everything PBS
April 3, 2018
Systemic racism/history
Vox Missing Chapter
Oct 14, 2019
Systemic racism/history
Splinter Racist American History
Jan 14, 2019
Systemic racism/history
Fusion
Dec 2, 2016
Systemic racism/history
Splinter Racist American History
Jan 25, 2019
Systemic racism/history
Vox Missing Chapter
Jul 29, 2019
Systemic racism/history
Ted-Ed
Oct 1, 2019
Systemic racism/history
AJ+
Jan 29, 2016
Systemic racism
act.tv
Apr 16, 2019
Mass incarceration/systemic racism
The Atlantic
Oct 2, 2015
Systemic racism/History
Jim Crow Museum
Apr 29, 2013
Identity/personal bias/white privilege/colorism/prejudice
Frontline
Jan 18, 2019
Identity/bias/lived experience
New York Times Op Docs
Jul 9, 2015
Identity/bias/lived experience
New York Times Op Docs
Apr 15, 2018
Identity/bias/lived experience
New York Times Op Docs
Mar 7, 2016
Identity/bias/lived experience
New York Times Op Docs
Dec 3, 2015
Identity/bias/lived experience
Soul Pancake How You See Me
Oct 31, 2016
Identity/bias/lived experience
New York Times Op Docs
May 8, 2015
Identity/entitlement/privilege
TEDx Talks
Apr 12, 2019
White exceptionalism/white guilt/shame
NBC News
Dec 28, 2018
White savior trope
Insider
Mar 5, 2019
Allyship
TEDx Talks
Mar 23, 2017
ReThinking Race

WYCC PBS Chicago
Aug 21, 2012
How to engage
TED
Jan 2, 2018
How to engage
TEDx Talks
Nov 15, 2011
How to engage
TEDx Talks
May 19, 2017
History
PBS
Black man
2019
Media Influence on Perception/Stereotypes
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian Woman
2009
Racial (In)Equity
Heather McGhee
Black Woman
2020
Racial (In)Equity
Megan Ming Francis
Black Woman
2016
Allyship
Vernā Myers
Black Woman

Miscellaneous

TOPIC

RESOURCE

CREATOR
CREATOR'S IDENTITY
Protesting
Anti-racism training
Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
Anti-racism + design
History of Racism and intro to Anti-Racism training
Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
Facilitated by a white person; endorsed by Texas Poor People's Campaign, Brown Berets del Chuco, and the Red Handed Warrior Society,
What is Bias? Module 2
Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
Mod 3: White Privilege and Allyship
Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
Works Cited
Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
HUGE Chicago Resource List
Implicit Bias
Project Implicit
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