A List of Anti-Racism Resources

As people across social media raise their voices and protests spread across the US, it’s frightening to realise how we’ve been allowing systemic racism as part of society. Too many hashtags and cute graphics on Instagram feel rather empty if nothing’s done outside in the real world. Bringing about real change is a lifelong work that’s going to need the help of not only this generation but also new generations of informed, antiracist activists.

Big changes start small, so educating yourself, educating your community will eventually have a huge impact in the long term. As I think about the changes I need to bring about in my own life I believe the first step is to change the way I navigate in the world: the people I choose to follow, the businesses I choose to support, the media I choose to consume, the voices I choose to listen to.

I have always loved diversity. The reason I love Toronto so much is because walking its streets you get to see people from all over the world, people of all colours and cultures, and I think there’s so much power in that. That’s why I’m lucky I have friends of different races and backgrounds, we all make each other more human. But just appreciating diversity is not nearly enough to make a change. Antiracism must be a lifestyle.

I’ve seen loads of resources being shared online and I decided to compile a list and share some of it here.

BOOKS

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

 by Michelle Alexander

 by Robin DiAngelo

How to be an Antiracist by Ibrahim X. Kendi

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

 by Trevor Noah

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

 

WHAT TO WATCH

13TH

I Am Not Your Negro

The Hate You Give

When They See Us

The Central Park Five

Becoming

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

 

PODCASTS

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Hear To Slay

1619 NY Times

We Need to Talk about the British Empire 

The Good Ancestor Podcast 

Code Switch

Still Processing

 

WHAT TO FOLLOW

Rachel Cargle

The Conscious Kid

Layla F. Saad

ARTICLES

The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning The 1619 Project 

“You shouldn’t need a Harvard degree to survive birdwatching while black,” by Samuel Getachew

“The Case for Reparations,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

WHERE TO DONATE

Official George Floyd Go Fund Me Page

Minnesota Freedom Fund

I Run With Maud

Black Lives Matter

 

 

This list is by no means exhaustive, so please add to it in the comments below!

A List of Anti-Racism Resources

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