As leaders in our organizations, we must be willing to engage with issues that make us uncomfortable. When it comes to racial justice, now, more than ever, our people and our communities at large are asking us to roll up our sleeves. We’ve collected a list of resources for you, whether you are just getting started or want to dig in a little deeper.
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13th (free to watch here and on Netflix): The numbers speak for themselves. Dive into this documentary, directed by Ava DuVernay, on the issue of mass incarceration in the United States.
I Am Not Your Negro: From the Civil Rights Era to Black Lives Matter, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson against the beauty, poetry, and truth of James Baldwin.
For Parents + Children
Learn how to talk to your kid about race with Monique Melton’s Shine Talk for Kids course.
This book series walks you through how to talk to your kids about anything, including racism. A Kids Book About Racism.
We found this gem of a podcast, This Kid Life, from the Sydney Opera House, of all places. Here’s an episode on Celebrating Diversity.
Ibram X Kendi, the author of How to Be an Antiracist, just launched his children’s book, Antiracist Baby.
Sesame Street’s Town Hall on Race
Separate is Never Equal: An excellent picture book about the Latinx fight to integrate schools in California before Brown v Board of Education.
The Conscious Kid creates parenting and educational resources through a critical race lens. Check out their Patreon account for some great resources. We found the following through them.
- A TED Talk of Dr. Bevery Daniel Tatum speaking about talking to kids about skin color
- 20-minute listen from NPR: Talking Race With Young Children
- Book: Raising White Kids, a book by Jennifer Harvey
If you are located in Austin, Texas, consider buying your bookshelf additions from Black Pearl Books*. They are a black, woman-owned indie bookstore devoted to diversity, inclusion, equality, and cultural awareness. No matter where you are, buy local if you can. Here’s a great list of black-owned bookstores in the U.S.
So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Algorithms of Oppression by
How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
*Please note: Black Pearl Books has gotten so much love at the time of this post, that online ordering has been temporarily disabled, while they catch up.
Floodlines: The Story of an Unnatural Disaster
Intersectionality Matters: Exploring daily experience through conversations between journalists, writers, and politicians.
1619: Part of The New York Time’s incredible initiative, “The 1619 Project,” observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
Throughline: A series that seeks to understand our present by looking into the moments that shaped our world. We recommend the following episodes on systemic racism: “American Police,” “Mass Incarceration,” and “Milliken v. Bradley.”
These were all recommended by NPR. They have a comprehensive list of resources to check out here.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Part 1 by @EmmanuelAcho
A great list of antiracist resources to read and share from Fortune staffers.