Anti-Racism Resources

We invite you to peruse the anti-racist reading list and select a few resources that you’d like to read or watch as you continue your learning journey on anti-racism. As you are learning, some possible questions for reflection are: 

  1. What did you learn about concepts of power, privilege, racism, and oppression as a result of what you read or watched?
  2. What insights did you have?
  3. What emotions did you notice in yourself during this assignment?
  4. How does what you absorbed relate to Bryant?  How does this inform your role as a parent in the Bryant community?

Note about links provided: All the book links provided below are linked to where the author asks people to purchase their book. There were a few authors that linked to Amazon, and the author’s link is used in case they have an affiliate link.   There were a handful of authors that did not have a link to purchase their book. In those cases, the title is linked to Third Place Books. Additionally, see below the resources for Black-Owned Business.

Where possible, the authors’ or illustrators’ website, social media page, or wiki about their work is linked to their byline.

Parenting

Kids & Race.org
Black Lives Matter at School
7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People
Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup
The First R: How Children Learn Racism by Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin (white author)
Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting In America by Nefertiti Austin
Teaching Your Kid About Black History Month (Article) by Nefertiti Austin
Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines Edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey (white author)
We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClain

Children’s Literature

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Something Happened In Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin
Anti-Racist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
​New Kid by Jerry Craft

Books

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis 
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
Stamped: Antiracism, Racism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo
You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools by Azure Savage
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement edited by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde, Foreword by Cheryl Clarke
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma And The Pathway To Mending Our Broken Hearts And Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism And The Persistence Of Racial Inequality In America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (white author)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell*

*Young Adult Book

Articles

NPR How White Parents Can Talk to Their Kids about Race
The 1619 Project by New York Times
The University of Pennsylvania Talking to Children After Racial Incidents
Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma by Kenneth V. Hardy
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Understanding Oppression, Strategies in Addressing Power and Privilege Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 by Dr. Leticia Nieto and Margot Boyer (white author)
White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun
On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-racist by Vanessa Willoughby
The Case for Reparations by Ta-nehisi Coates
Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh (white author)
America, The House That Slavery Built by Tasha Williams

Watch

Origin of Race in the USA
Systemic Racism Explained
KidLit4BlackLives Rally
A Conversation About Growing Up Black
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
13th
When They See Us
How Racism Makes Us Sick (TED)
The Trauma of Systematic Racism (TED)
History of race: The Origin of Race in the USA
Systemic Racism Explained
Seeing White podcast by Scene on Radio
Race: The Power of an Illusion

Listen

Seeing White podcast by Scene on Radio
Code Switch
How White Parents Can Talk About Race by NPR
How to be An Antiracist, Brene Brown and Ibram X. Kendi by Unlocking Us podcast
Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence, Krista Tippett and Resmaa Menakem by On Being podcast

Protesting

UW Medicine guidance for protestors

Awareness

Washington Post database of police shootings, 2015-2020 

Black-owned business

Local Black-Owned Business Directory by The Intentionalist
22 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Order From Online by Elite Daily
Eye See Me Bookstore

Additional Resource Pages

Seattle Schools Social Justice Resources
Mercer Island Anti-Racism Resources and Support

Complied by Equity Committee and Bryant PTSA Board