07 Jun Resources on Race Relations
Below are various resources to learn about discrimination and its impact, especially as it relates to Black and White Americans, in the United States. Please note that our hope is to provide resources to educate and inform people concerning racism. The opinions expressed in these resources may not reflect the values of Gospel City.
- White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- How to Be an Anti-Racisit by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery
- Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
- Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Jr.
- The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres
- The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
- Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew
- The Health Gap by Michael Marmot
- Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism by John Hoberman
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- Divided Sisters by Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
(Loosely arranged from youngest to older readers)
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- Saturday by Oge Mora
- The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
- Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
- Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
- Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard
- The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson
- Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz
- Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Again Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers
- All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
- 13th (Netflix) (Free)
- King in the Wilderness (HBO)
- Selma (Amazon)
- I Am Not Your Negro (Amazon)
- Whose Streets? (Amazon)
- Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Amazon)
- Fruitvale Station (Amazon)
- American Son (Netflix)
- Just Mercy (Amazon)
- If Beale St. Could Talk (Hulu)
- See You Yesterday (Netflix)
- The Hate You Give (Cinemax)
- 1619: An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.
- About Race: Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
- Code Switch: Hosted by journalists of color, this podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. It explores how race impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.
- Intersectionality Matters!: Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast: This features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice.
- Pod for the Cause: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- Scene on Radio – Seeing White: In Season 2: Seeing White, Biewen and collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika explored the history and meaning of whiteness over 14 episodes.
- Parenting Forward: Episode “Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt”
- Fare of the Free Child: Fare of the Free Child is a weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices. It has a particular interest in unschooling and the Self-Directed Education movement.
- Pod Save the People: Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. To Donate:
- Reclaim the Block: A coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
- Minnesota Freedom Fund: MFF’s mission has been to pay criminal bail and immigration bonds for those who cannot afford to, as they seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive money bail.
- Know Your Rights Camp: Founded by Colin Kaepernick, Know Your Rights Camp’s mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.
- Campaign Zero: Online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.
- Communities United Against Police Brutality: Communities United Against Police BrutalityTM is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. They work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases.
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
- North Star Health Collective: A collective care organization of health providers that provides trainings, resources, and street medic support for marginalized peoples, activists, organizers, healers and radicals.
- George Floyd Memorial Fund: Funds collected will be spent by the Floyd family. This fund will be governed and controlled at the discretion of Philonise Floyd for the family’s benefit.
- I Run With Maud: This fundraiser was designed to assist Ahmaud’s mother; Ms. Wanda Cooper-Jones and her immediate family with financial support during this extreme difficult time and in their struggle for justice for the murder of Ahmaud Marquez Arbery.
- Justice for Breonna Taylor: To support the family of Breonna Taylor.
- Sign a petition
- Call and write to your local politicians
- Educate yourself on prevalent racial matters
- Reflect on your innate biases and prejudices
- Donate to a cause
- Join a peaceful protest
- Diversify your online and offline environment
- Demonstrate love, compassion and kindness to the people around you
- Talk to your children about race and discrimination
- Show your support to your black friends, family, partners, and colleagues
- Support brands that support the causes you care about