A brighter future depends on all of us learning more about each other.
Read, listen, or watch the suggested resources below. Make time to learn more about the history,
people and lived experiences of people across our nation.
Books & Articles
- Tell Me Who You Are by Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo recounts the stories the authors have with Americans from all 50 states on the topic of race and identity.
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Dr. Ibram X. Kendi recounts the history of race & racism in America, and what it means to be antiracist.
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack is an article by Peggy McIntosh that outlines the often unspoken and unknown privileges of being White in America.
- A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn explores history from the perspective of the Black & Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) from 1492 – 2005.
- Scene on Radio – The Land That Has Never Been Yet is a series that explores democracy in the US and whether or not we’ve ever had it.
- Scene on Radio – Seeing White is a documentary series that explores whiteness, what it means, and what it’s for throughout the history of the U.S.
- Code Switch is a podcast from NPR that explores race in America and its impact on politics, pop culture, and more for all of society.
- All My Relations is a podcast from scholar Dr. Adrienne Keene, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and Matika Wilbur of the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington. Join them as they explore what it means to be a Native person in America.
TV & Film
- 13th by Ava DuVernay is a film that explores the history of racial inequality in the US, with a focus on criminal justice.
- Gentefied is a comedy-drama series on Netflix that is about family, brown love, identity, and class. It follows the Morales family and their efforts to save their grandfather’s taco shop in their gentrifying Los Angeles neighborhood.
- Colin in Black and White is a six-part series on Netflix that recounts the early life of activist and sportsman Colin Kaepernick as he navigates race, class, and culture while striving for his dreams.
- Ip Man 4: The Finale is the last in a series of award-winning biographical martial arts films about Ip Man (or Yip Man), the legendary instructor of Bruce Lee. This last installment highlights his experience in San Francisco where he confronts racism and discrimination against the Asian community and more.
You can go all the way through school, and even get a law degree in America, and never have a conversation about systemic racism. This has to change.
– Dr. Robin DiAngelo
There is a lot to learn and many ways to grow as we prepare for an inclusive and equitable society. Let’s journey together.
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