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

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!

You can also search here.

ARTICLES

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

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

 

EVERYDAY LIFE

Black Earth Farms

Ethinicly diverse dolls: Dinkum DollsRubin's DollsHandmade Dolls of mixed race families on Etsy 

Black Owned Etsy - I especially love this tote

RESCOURCES

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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