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.
BOOKS - About Racism but also about the Black Experience
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
READING LISTS and ARTICLES
BLACK OWNED BOOK STORES
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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
The Space Traders by Derrick Bell the-space-traders.pdf
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo White_Fragility_Published.-libre.pdf
FILM and PHOTOS
Regan - Killer Mike
Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
CONVERSATIONS ON HOW TO BE ANTIRACIST
A tool kit for Antiracism by SFPL
Anguish & Action on Obama. org