Understanding and empathy begins with education and experience. Use your library to further your research as well as gain access to many of the books, articles and films listed below.
Ally Training: HollaBack - Bystander Resources
BOOKS - About Racism but also about the Black Experience
Silent Racism: how well-meaning white people perpetuate the racial divide by Barbara Trepagnier
Faces from the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell
Anything written by Toni Morrison. My personal favorites are Paradise and The Bluest Eye.
All About Love - Bell Hooks
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Becoming - Michelle Obama
We Build Together: A Reader's Guide to Negro Life and Literature for Elementary and High School: 1967 -I haven't read this yet, but am curious to read through it. Also FREE through NYPL digital archive.
BOOKS FOR KIDS
You Matter by Christian Robinson
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
The Last Stop on Market Street. by Matt de la Pena. Illustrated by Christian Robinson
A Chair for My Mother By Vera B Williams
NYT Parenting Kids Books to help explain racism and protest
READING LISTS and ARTICLES
Dear White People - The Lit Bar
Be an Antiracist - a book roundup by San Francisco Public Library
Interrupting White Feminism - SURJ
These Photographers Use Staged Portraits to Create Truthful Visions of Black Identity by Daria Harper
BLACK OWNED BOOK STORES
Find one in your area!
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Commentary: Bay Area’s black community is drowning in the tears of white people by George McCalman SF Chronicle
Why White Parents Need to Do More Than Talk to Their Kids About Racism by Margaret A. Hagerman - Time
5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence- SURJ
Living Abroad is My Way of Prolonging My Black Son's Life by Imani Bashir NYT
The Space Traders by Derrick Bell the-space-traders.pdf
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo White_Fragility_Published.-libre.pdf
13 Pioneering Black American Librarians You Otta Know. by Katisha Smith on Book Riot
FILM and PHOTOS
Regan - Killer Mike
13th by Ava DyVerbnay on Netflix
Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
I Am Not Your Negro
Black Life After MLK- And Still We Rise - Henry Louis Gates Jr
CONVERSATIONS ON HOW TO BE ANTIRACIST
at the Aspen Institue
Early photos of the first Juneteenth celebration
Black Earth Farms
Ethnically diverse dolls: Dinkum Dolls, Rubin's Dolls, Handmade Dolls of mixed race families on Etsy
Black Owned Etsy - I especially love this tote.
A tool kit for Antiracism by SFPL
Anti Police Terror Project
26 Ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets
Anguish & Action on Obama. org
Showing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ
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