Readings

Below is a very partial list of readings intended to support education around racism and anti-racism. This list is evolving constantly; please let us know if you have a suggestion we might add.


1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones

Anti-Racism Resources for White People: Resource guide (includes articles, podcasts, films, books) compiled by Sarah Sophie Flick and Alyssa Klein

An Antiracist Reading List, compiled by Ibram X. Kendi for the New York Times

Be an Antiracist, reading list compiled by SF Public Library

Black and Queer: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, Charlene Caruthers

Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests

Centering Black Community Needs: living document curated by Stanford Biosciences, includes relevant readings

The Color of Water, James McBride

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale (free e-book)

Five Dos and Don’ts for White Leaders and Colleagues Discussing Racism at Work Today, created by Dynasti Hunt

Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin

How to Make this Moment a Turning Point for Real Change, Barack Obama

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, Darnell L. Moore

No Tea, No Shade, Edited by E. Patrick Johnson

The Summer We Got Free, Mia McKenzie

Six Questions to Stop Asking Your Black Friends Right Now, created by Dynasti Hunt

Since I Laid My Burden Down, Brontez Purnell

The Great Unlearning: created by Rachel Cargle

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change, Barack Obama

The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir, Staceyann Chin

Why Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? By Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alan Yu-lan Price; forward by Alicia Garza (free e-book)

The Yellow House, Sarah L. Broom

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, A Biomythography, Audre Lorde