An Anti-Racist Resource List 


Dani McClain We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood is our anti-racist resource of the week.

We have compiled a list of resources that includes books, videos, podcasts and more.  First, we suggest that you start with these two items:

1.  A document containing resources which people can use to begin to understand and dismantle White supremacy. This scaffolding anti-racism resources document presents stages of White supremacy, and resources corresponding to that stage. Many of the references listed later in our resource list can also be found on this list.

2.  Justice in June is a resource prepared for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies. It is a month-long daily practice, divided into 10 minute, 25 minute or 45 minute long practices. 

We have separated the rest of the resources into the following categories, in alphabetical order.  If you click on the link, it will take you to that section of this list.  We currently have resources in English, and German.

Videos & Films
Anti-Racist Training Information
Informationsmaterial auf Deutsch

Online Artikel
Audio Resources
Videos und Filme

Ressources en français



Resources in English

  1. A document containing resources which people can use to begin to understand and dismantle White supremacy. The document presents stages of White supremacy, and resources corresponding to that stage. Many of the references listed later in this resource list can be found here
  2. A month-long daily practice, divided into 10 minute, 25 minute or 45 minute long practices.
    Justice in June


Books in English:

  • Emmanuel Acho  Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
  • Emmanuel Acho  Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Boy
  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah |    Friday Black (a book of stunningly poetic and beautiful short stories.)
  • Michelle Alexander |   The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    • Alexander lays out in detail how the legal system is used to prevent Black people from attaining their legal rights, and essentially recreate slavery under another name.
  • Carol Anderson |   White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
    • The Second:  Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America
      One Person, No Vote
  • Marcia Tate Arunga |   The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed
  • James Baldwin:  any of his books
  • Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross |  A Black Women’s History of the United States
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates |  The Beautiful Struggle
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates |  The Water Dancer
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates |   Between the World and Me
  • Ada Deer |  Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice.
  • Robin DiAngelo |   White Fragility:  Why It’s so Hard For White People to Talk About Racism
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz |  An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.  Dunbar-Ortiz deconstructs the widely accepted account of US History
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge |    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Eddie Glaude, Jr. |  Begin Again:  James Baldwin’s American and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
  • Crystal M. Fleming |    How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
  • Katherine Johnson |   My Remarkable Journey, a Memoir
  • Saeed Jones |    How We Fight For Our Lives, a Memoir (about growing up Black and gay in the Southern United States. Also available as an audio book).
  • Matthew Horace and Ron Harris |  The Black and the Blue: a Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement (also available as an audio book)
  • Hammond |   Zaretta Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
    •  The author shows how culturally responsive teaching is the only way to have equitable and accessible teaching in the classroom, and interrupt the school to prison pipeline.
  • bell hooks |  ain’t i a Woman: black women and feminism
  • Anthony Ray Hinton |   The Sun Does Shine, How I found Life and Freedom on Death Row
  • Ibram X. Kendi |   How to be an Anti-Racist;  Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • Ibram X. Kendi  & Keisha N. Blaine (eds.)   400 Voices:  a Community History of African America,1619—2019.  Excellent as an audio book.
  • Kate Masur. |  Until Justice be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, From the Revolution to Reconstruction
  • Morgan Jerkins |  Wandering in Strange Lands:  a Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots.
  • Martin Luther King |   Why We Can't Wait (Includes Letter from a Birmingham Jail)
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk |   The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and body in the transformation of trauma  (it doesn't focus on racial trauma...but it is applicable).
  • Kiese Laymon |   Heavy
  • Tamika D. Mallory |   State of Emergency:  How We Win in the Country We Built
  • Malcolm X |  The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Rupa Marya & Raj Patel |  Inflamed:  Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice.
  • Resmaa Menakem |  My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • Jonathan Metzl  Dying of Whiteness
  • Ijeoma Oluo |  So You Want to Talk About Race:  Aimed at white people, Oluo attempts to explain, through stories and her life experiences, what it is like to e Black in America, and what white people need to learn and do if they want to talk about race.
  • Chandra Prescod-Weinstein |  The Disordered Cosmos: a Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime and Dreams Deferred
  • Mediocre |  The Dangerous Legacy of What Male America
  • George S. Schuyler |   Black No More  Being An Account of the Strange and Wonderful Workings of Science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940
  • Sheila Wise Rowe |   Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience
  • Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamer |  You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey:  Crazy Stories About Racism.
  • Clint Smith |   How the Word is passed:  a Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America
  • Samuel Stein |  Capital City:  Gentrification and the Real Estate State
  • Layla Saad |   Me and White Supremacy  (also available as an audio book)
    • A series of daily reflections based on prompts by the author.
  • Alex Tizon |  Invisible People:  Stories of Lives on the Margins
  • Alex Tizon |  Big Little Man, a Memoir
  • Alex S. Vitale |   The End of Policing
  • Bryan Stevenson |   Just Mercy
  • Sabrina Strings |    Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia.
  • Justin Michael Williams |  Stay Woke
  • Isabel Wilkerson |   The Warmth of Other Suns (about the Great Migration, also) Caste:  The Origins of our Discontent (available August 2020)





Films on Netflix:

  • Dear White People
  • Becoming
  • 13h a film by Ava DuVernay, that explores the legacy of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution 
  • They See Us
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Disclosure - Laverne Cox
  • Mudbound directed by Dee Rees
  • Coded Bias : an investigation of bias in algorithims for facial recognition
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine has Transformed America  (also a book by Jessica B. Harris

On Amazon/Hulu:

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Queen & Slim - by Melina Matsoukas

On ABC and Hulu

  • Blackish
  • Mixedish 
    • Two comedies that teach a great deal about Black History and issues around Living While Black

Websites and Articles Online 



Anti-Racist Training Workshop Information

From England:

From South Africa: 

From Greece:

Informationsmaterial auf Deutsch

Online Artikel

Audio Resources


  • Alice Hasters, Was weisse Menschen nicht über Rassismus hören wollen aber wissen sollten, Hanser ISBN: 978-3-446-26425-0; Ein persönliches Buch im essayistischen Stil uber Alltagsrassismus und Mikroaggressionen
  • Tupoka Ogette: Exit Rascism, rasismuskritisch denken lernen, ISBN 978-3-89771-230-0, Juni 2020
  • Das Handbuch von Tupoka Ogette, um die Entstehung, Strukturen und Wirkungsweisen von Rassismus in Deutschland zu verstehen. Mit Übungen und Lesetipps und über QR-Codes kommt man zu weiterführende Artikel, Videos und Bilder
  • Selbsterkenntnis-und Sensibilisierungsprogramm.
    Noah Sow: deutschland schwarz weiss, ISBN: 9783746006819, Ausgabe 2018!
  • Maureen Maisha Eggers, Grada Kilomba, Peggy Piesche, Susan Arndt (Hg.): Mythen, Masken und Subjekte  - Kritische Weißseinsforschung in Deutschland, ISBN: 3-89771-440-X, 2017


Videos und Filme




  • ISD BUND e.V.  (Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland) ist ein gemeinnütziger, eingetragener Verein. Sie haben es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht die Interessen Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland zu vertreten und für Gerechtigkeit in der Migrationsgesellschaft einzustehen. Seid mehr als 30 Jahren!
  • Crowdfunding: Rassismus ist für‘n Arsch. Das Klopapier gegen Rassismus. 100 000 Packungen Antirassistisches Klopapier für 100 000 Klos in Deutschland — und 100 000 EUR Spende für Antirassismus- und Empowerment-Workshops.

Ressources en français


  • Achille Mbempe Critique de la raison nègre
  • Brutalisme/Brutalism
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Une colère noire: lettre à mon fils
  • Frantz Fanon Peau noire, masques blancs
  • Odile Tobner Du racisme français: quatres siècles de négrophobie, éd. les arènes 2007