We've compiled resources below to support
your anti-racist education.
Implicit Bias Test
- Implicit Bias Test, Harvard University: To do anti-racist work, you should first confront your own internalized racism. This implicit bias test will help you understand if you have implicit, or hidden, racial biases, even if you are explicitly against racism. Implicit biases are the result of messages we receive from our media and wider society, and are not a representation of whether we naturally "racist" or "not racist" people. It is helpful to think of implicit biases as things to identify and change, rather than as a source of guilt.
- Justice in June: Exhaustive resource lists can be intimidating, so Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace have created a month-long plan for anti-racism education, with articles/videos/podcasts to look at each day. The curriculum can fit into different lifestyles, with plans for committing 10, 25, or 45 minutes a day to learning about anti-racism and taking actions to help Black people.
- Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege: The University of Southern California created their Diversity Toolkit to empower conversations on identity, power, and privilege within a group setting. The toolkit can be used by anyone who wants to facilitate discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level.
- Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others: Dealing with prejudice—whether it’s microaggressions, bias, or discrimination—is physically and psychologically demanding. But avoiding it is not always an option. Not everyone has the luxury of leaving a prejudicial workplace or neighborhood, but there are tools that can help people cope. What are those tools? Use this guide from Pepperdine University to understand where prejudice comes from, what it looks like, and how you can help others experiencing it.
- How to Provide a Multicultural Education: This resource from Baylor University includes information on what multicultural education is and how it can benefit students of all backgrounds. It also includes fourteen tips that teachers can use for incorporating multicultural education in the classroom.
- Confronting Prejudice - How to Protect Yourself and Help Others: Pepperdine University's Online Master of Psychology program created this toolkit to educate about the prevalence of prejudice and racism and how one can be an ally and advocate for change, and to help those being discriminated against by providing ways to build resilience against prejudice and racism.
- Guidance for Reporting and Writing about Racism: This helpful resource from Syracuse University provides guidance for writers encountering common questions when reporting and writing about race—from seemingly small decisions around word choice to more conceptual questions regarding how we perceive others.
- How to Teach Kids About Race: Talking to kids about race inspires compassion and helps them develop an understanding of race, equity and inclusion. Reference this toolkit for information on when to start talking to kids about race, stages of cognitive development and racial socialization and resources for teaching kids about race.
- Conceptual foundations of systemic racism: A critical step in dismantling systemic racism is helping people understand that although individual-level prejudice and discrimination is part of racism, it is just one piece of a much larger, more complex system of oppression. This article breaks down 6 conceptual foundations that can serve as building blocks for understanding the breadth and depth of the system of racism and defines some key terms.
- White Fragility Author Robin Diangelo On How To Start Anti-Racist Work: Diangelo highlights key steps to take and concepts to understand for anti-racism work.
- Helpful Rebuttals for Racist Talking Points: These suggested rebuttals to racist talking points aren't meant to be a comprehensive guide or the angles you have to take, but it's a good starting point or reference guide for navigating conversations about race.
- Not Equal: Racial Disparities In Addiction/Substance Abuse Treatment: Racial health disparities are a significant barrier to maintaining good health and quality of life for communities of color in the United States. Identifying how these disparities show up in addiction treatment settings, and how to address them, is a critical goal for helping all people with substance abuse struggles achieve recovery.
Webinars / Videos
- The difference between anti-racism and not being racist, with Ibram X. Kendi: There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of anti-racism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world -- and replace it with love.
- Housing Segregation in Everything: Housing segregation is in everything. But to understand the root of this issue, you have to look at the government-backed policies that created the housing disparities we see today. Gene Demby explains how these policies came to be, and what effect they've had on schools, health, family wealth and policing.
- 21 Anti-Racism Videos to Share with Kids: It’s crucial that parents and educators feel confident and prepared to lead important discussions with kids about what it means to be not only “not racist,” but resolutely anti-racist. Here are some resources to help you get ready.
Resource hubs for further reading
- Anti-racism for beginners, crowdsourced Google doc: a resource hub of anti-racism information and further reading. The hub covers some FAQs, such as what is white privilege, what is systemic racism and how to talk to racism with people who disagree. It also provides helpful links for more reading.
- The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, documentaries, movies, TED Talks, and books to learn more about anti-racism.
- Black Lives Matter Resources for Action and Solidarity: Covers topics such as tools & tips for protestors, learning for intercultural solidarity, BIPOC self-care, ways to financially support Black Lives Matter and lists of Black-owned businesses to support.
- Anti-racism Resources For All: Almost 200 anti-racism resources, color-coded according to materials for youth, media and other important works and items that have been used in classrooms to jumpstart conversations about race.
- Anti-racism Resources for White People: This document is intended to serve as a resource for specifically white people and parents to deepen their anti-racism work.
- Prisons, Policing and Punishment: This resource guide covers mass criminalization, prison abolition, police abolition, sexual violence and anti-carceral feminism, transformative justice and more.
- Anti-racist Description Resources: It is important to look at how specific practices undertaken by organizations that collect, preserve, and provide access to historical records can contribute to combating racial biases in the historic records community. Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia has produced Anti-Racist Description Resources, a set of recommendations that address racist and anti-Black descriptive practices. They provide recommendations for drafting new descriptions, as well as auditing and editing legacy descriptions at your organization. In addition, they provide a thorough annotated bibliography with links to resources that support and advocate for changes in archival descriptive practices to better support marginalized communities.
- Public Health Resources for Understanding Environmental Racism: Environmental justice focuses on the intersection between race and class health disparities and environmental issues. This resource hub shares information about environmental justice organisations; the importance of intersectional environmentalism; and how environmental health issues affect Black, Indigenous and people of colour.
- Inclusive and Equitable Language: Language is important — whether written or spoken, the words we use to convey our thoughts and ideas have an impact on those who read and hear them. The Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York have gathered a helpful list of resources to help with navigating terminologies related to anti-racism and having discussions about race.
- Pandemics - A History of Discrimination: Throughout history, pandemics have evolved beyond being ‘just a health crisis’ into social phenomenons that have strained society economically, politically, and culturally for years. While the diseases themselves respect no boundaries, colours, or ethnicities, they often breed stressful environments that expose the true nature of our social and human values. It is within these circumstances in which pandemics unveil the clear health disparities between socioeconomic classes, as well as the vilification of minorities in media and public health responses. This resource from Health Match delves into the discriminatory history of pandemics.
- Financial Literacy in the Black Community: Closing the racial wealth gap isn’t a simple fix. But many experts say education and financial literacy can help. In this article from Annuity, they identify the impact this knowledge gap has on the African American community — and explore how Black educators and financial advisors are working to close it.
- Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community: Racism is a stressor for mental health problems. This guide from Sunshine Behavioral Health breaks down common serious mental health issues among Black people, barriers facing Black people in seeking support and treatment for mental health problems, and the importance of culturally competent care.