“It is not enough to be not racist, you must actively be anti-racist” -  Angela Davis

This list of resources is intended to help white people gain a deeper understanding of racism and the anti-racist work that needs to be done. To be anti-racist is to be actively opposed to racism. It means confronting our white privilege and admitting our place in a system of oppression. Having difficult conversations with our white friends, families, co-workers and communities. Calling out those who abuse their power and holding them accountable. Showing up for our Black* friends, now and always. Striving for racial justice.

Read to act. Read to organise.

We are all (un)learning at our own pace. But when the consequences of our ignorance are bound up in the continued discrimination, violence, and murders of Black people, we must work harder.

It is not the job of our Black friends to educate us on any of this.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and we will continue to update it over time. If you have suggestions, additions and comments please email us at 

*Whilst Non-Black POC also suffer from racism, Black folks are suffering disproportionately under white supremacy and right now they need our attention.



While bail and mutual aid funds in the USA currently feel the most urgent, we encourage you to do your own research on local as well as international organisations/funds to help out now and in future.

Minnesota Freedom Fund – they need funds for supplies, resources, and paying bail for arrested protestors

Black Visions Collective ongoing campaign centered on transformative justice in Minnesota

North Star Health Collective community group providing healthcare services and resources based in Minnesota

National Bail Out Fund #FreeBlackMamas

George Floyd Memorial Fund by his brother

Justice For Breonna Taylor petition & fundraiser

Justice for Tony McDade

Here is an document containing links to local funds across the US + tips for protestors 


Who Gets to be Afraid in America? & American Nightmare both by Ibram X. Kendi

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice 

It’s Time To Confront The ‘Karen’ In All Of Us: Unpacking White Privilege – Nathalie Olah

Anticolonial Activism In The Heart Of Empire – Priyamvada Gopal: Black radicals in London learnt vital lessons from rebellions in the colonies, and interpreted for a metropolitan audience

Recitatif – A short story by Toni Morrison which powerfully demonstrates the ways racism is internalised and how it manifests itself in ways like microaggression

Showing Up For Racial Justice’s Political Educational, Toolkit and Resource

1619 Project – The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. 

Feminist Killjoys – Blog of Independent scholar Sara Ahmed, whose area of study includes the intersection of feminist theory, lesbian feminism, queer theory, critical race theory and postcolonialism

Building A Police Free Future FAQs via MPD150 is a Minneapolis community-based initiative challenging the narrative that police exist to protect and serve.

Farewell To America by Professor of sociology Gary Younge

The Case For Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A Timeline Of Events The Led To The 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising 

White Privilege and Male Privilege by Peggy McIntosh


What We’re Missing When We Condemn “Violence” At Protests by Jason Johnson

In Defense of Looting by Vicky Osterweil

Black Riot by Raven Rakia

Against Innocence by Jackie Wang

How to respond to “riots never solve anything!”


What Does It Mean To Be A White Ally

Opportunities For White People In The Fight For Racial Justice

Speak Up: Responding To Everyday Bigotry

10 Things All 'Allies' Need To Know

How To Actually Be An Ally To Students Of Color In College (And Beyond)

A Guide To Responding To Microaggressions

Bystander Intervention

Allies And Microaggressions

How To Talk To People You Disagree With


Is Prison Really Necessary? Ruth Gilmore Wilson Might Change Your Mind by Rachel Kushner

Imagining Abolition: A Conversation With Jackie Wang

What Is Prison Abolition online article by John Washington

Are Prisons Obsolete book by Angela Davis

Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters Of George Jackson An outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system

Carceral Temporalities and the Politics of Dreaming An online talk with prison abolitionist Jackie Wang

The End Of Policing Book by Alex S. Vitale (e-book is currently free via this link)

Arrested Justice Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation by Beth E. Richie

Prison: A Sign Of Democracy? An online talk with Angela Davis

Resources On Ending Policing

What Does Justice Look Like Without Prisons? Online article by Oonagh Ryder

Decolonisation Means Prison Abolition Online discussion with Decolonize PDX

Policing The Crisis: Mugging, The State And Law And Order Book by Stuart Hall

Revolution Is Not A One Time Event organised by Silver Press with Akwugo Emejulu, Amrit Wilson, Che Gossett, Ru Kaur and Lola Olufemi


Recognising Privilege 

Akala on everyday racism: what should we do?

Ash Sarkar meets Akala: Race and Class in the ruins of Empire

Gloria Wekker on White Innocence

Cool It an interview with James Baldwin in 1968, still relevant, about race relations in America

Olave Talks / Explains - hosted by Olave Basabose, an artist who makes videos and conversations about race, politics, gender, et al.

The Black Revolution and the White Backlash Lorraine Hanberry speaking on how doing things “the right way” yields unjust results; they won’t change the fundamental order of things and so uprisings are essential, riots are essential.

Is Post-Racism A Myth? with footballer/writer Eniola Aluko and professor/writer Afua Hirsch.

5 Tips On Being A Good Ally

How Structural Racism Works with Professor Tricia Rose.

Black Masculinity, Threat Or Threatened with bell hooks and Kevin Powell

Nikki Giovanni & James Baldwin in conversation 

The Color of Fear 1994 film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent.  


About Race Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that led to the politics of today.

Intersectionality Matters Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

Scene on Radio Explores human experience and American society.

1619 An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.

Hoodrat to Headwrap A Decolonized Podcast with sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland's Ebony Donnley.

The End Of Policing – A Conversation with Alex Vitale 

Pod Save The People Organiser and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists.

Code Switch Fearless conversations about race

BOOKS - all of these should be available at libraries. if you have the means to purchase books, please prioritise independent booksellers and distributors over Amazon

How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Why I No Longer Talk to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge

White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race by Gloria Wekker

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism by Robin di Angelo

Afropean: Notes From Black Europe by Johny Pitts

Black Skin White Masks by Franz Fanon

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats by Maya Goodfellow

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone by Minna Salami

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Black And British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

Natives: Race And Class In The Ruins Of Empire by Akala

Killing Rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks

Discourse On Colonialism by Aimé Césaire

There Ain't No Black In The Union Jack by Paul Gilroy

A Different Hunger: Writings On Black Resistance by Ambalavaner Sivanandan

Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power by Lola Olufemi

Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America by Saidiya Hartman


Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur


International Organisations

Black Lives Matter an international human rights movement with local subsidy groups you can donate and get involved with.

European Network Against Racism a pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe.

Anti-Racism Research & Policy Centre aims to attract support to examine racial problems anew, innovate and broadcast practical policy solutions, and work with policymakers to implement them.

Showing Up For Racial Justice US network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and work toward racial justice. 

Netherlands based organisations

Black Queer & Trans Resistance Netherlands community and activist group countering racism, transphobia and homophobia through marches, intergenerational meetups and archival work.

DIPSAUS a podcast by and for women of colour and anyone interested in a different sound.

Zwarte Piet Is Racisme a community awareness campaign to address the racist history and legacy of Zwarte Piet.

The Black Archives

Nederlands Wordt Beter focuses on recognising the influence that Dutch colonial and slavery past has on contemporary society.

UK based organisations

Stop Watch Research and action for fair and accountable policing.

Show Racism The Red Card An anti-racism educational charity.

Runnymede Trust The UK's leading independent race equality think tank.

Gal-Dem Award-winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour.

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed.

Southall Black Sisters Work to highlight and challenge all forms of gender-based violence against women, primarily working to support the needs of black Asian and African-Carribean women experiencing violence, abuse and others forms of inequality.

British Values Fanzine celebrating immigrant communities in the UK, looking at the politics of Brexit, the lie of "British" majesty and telling our own stories.  

Operational Black Vote ensures greater racial justice and equality throughout the UK.

Institute Of Racial Relations Charity to research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world.

Shades Of Noir Provoking & encouraging both dialogue and cultural value, within the arts and higher education.

New Beacon Books Black owned bookstore in Finsbury Park, London.

Independents & Individuals

@akalamusic - Akala is a London based Hip Hop Artist, writer, educator

@afuahirsch - author of Brit(ish), broadcaster, and former barrister.

@ayocaesar - Ash Sarkar is a British journalist and political activist currently serving as Senior Editor at Novara Media

@alicehasters - Berlin based journalist

@redlightvoices - Writer, feminist, Latina, sudaca, immigrant based in Amsterdam

@olavetalks - Writer, artist, activist and host of Olave Talks / Olave Explains, based in NL/BE

@idealblackfemale - North American based writer and educator.

@wellreadblackgirl - A reading group for black women, regularly sharing resources.

@nowhitesaviors - An advocacy campaign led by a majority female, majority African team of professionals based in Kampala, Uganda.

@theconsciouskidlib - Parenting/Education through a Critical Race Lens.

@lavernecox - North American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate

@munroebergdorf - British model, activist and LGBTQ+ advocate

@rachelcargle - Public academic, writer, and lecturer whose activism and academic work is rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood.

@indyamoore - North American actor, model and LGBTQ+ advocate

@blackpowerbottomtext – North American activist and movement worker

@claricegargard - journalist, columnist & filmmaker on race and resistance and more in the Netherlands

@alokevmenon - genderfluid writer, performer, speaker, poet, author of Femme in Public & Beyond The Binary

@laylafsaad - author of Me and White Supremacy