Anti-Racism Resources List

Resources for learning more about racism and advocacy for anti-racism.



  • Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
  • Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Noble
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
  • Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks
  • Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Birth of a White Nation by Jacqueline Battalora
  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Black Reconstruction by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Black Skin/White Masks by Frantz Fanon
  • Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America by Anthony Ryan Hatch
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • The Condemnation of Blackness by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian F. Haney-López
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
  • The End of Policing by Alex Vitale
  • Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton
  • The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist
  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
  • Killing Rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks
  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
  • Policing the Black Man by Angela J. Davis
  • The Price of Their Pound of Flesh by Daina Ramey Berry
  • Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code by Ruha Benjamin
  • Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Barbara J. Fields and Karen Elise Fields
  • Race Matters by Cornel West
  • Race, Real Estate and Uneven Development by Kevin Fox Gotham
  • Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racsim and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Reconstruction by Eric Foner
  • Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America by Anthony Ryan Hatch
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  • Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A Blackmon
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
  • They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
  • Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • What Does it Mean to Be White by Robin DiAngelo
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • White Like Me by Tim Wise
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tochluk
  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

Movies and series

  • 13th (2016)
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
  • Crime + Punishment (2018)
  • Eyes on the Prize (1987) 
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story (2017)
  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (2019)
  • When They See Us (2019)
  • White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America (2013)


Videos online