ESSENTIAL ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES FOR ASIAN PEOPLE IN AMERICA

This document is intended to serve as a resource to Asian people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues. We were inspired by Anti-Racist Resources for White People and think many of the resources they’ve included pertain to Asian people as well. Please also make sure to check out Black Socialists Resource Guide’s beautiful and extensive reading list.

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ESSENTIAL READINGS

The following is a list of books and readings that we find helpful to learning more about our own history in America and our place in the racial discussion. Please support the writers by purchasing their books and, where possible, support local bookstores too.

BOOKS

A Brief History

Oxford Handbook of Asian American History

The Making of Asian America

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Margins and Mainstreams

Contemporary Asian American Identity

Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

In Relation to Our Black & Brown Brothers & Sisters

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

Resounding Afro-Asia

ARTICLES & WRITINGS

Ongoing Drive of Asian and Black Discourse compiled by FAR–NEAR

Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit by AAPI

Black Revolutionary Texts compiled by New Reader Net

Shared Black Texts compiled by POCC Magazine

The 7 Circles of Whiteness (also applies to Asians)

ALTERNATIVES AND SUBSTITUTES FOR APPROPRIATIVE OR PROBLEMATIC LANGUAGE

ESSENTIAL VIEWINGS

Ongoing list of talks and documentaries pertaining to race in art and American culture.

Films to be added indefinitely.  

TALKS

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion

Collective Memory in Contemporary Black Art by Ayanna Dozier at the Whitney

White Domination of Space in Performance

Pidouhui as Art History: Crowd, Cruelty, and Curatorial Justice

James Baldwin Interviews on Youtube

Naomi Murakawa & #BlackLivesMatter: Liberals, Guns and the Roots of the U.S. Prison Explosion

DOCUMENTARIES

The Color of Fear

The Angry Eye

Sa-I-Gu

Black Power Mixtapes 1967-1975

The Grace Lee Project 

LA 92 (Netflix)

Mountains That Take Wing (Filmsforaction.org)

Good Hair (Youtube)

ESSENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS

An ongoing list of organizations and collectives to support, collaborate, and be informed

Black Socialists in America

BUFU (By Us For Us)

Black Girl Magick

Audre Lorde Project

Yellow Jackets Collective

Underground Museum

Authority Collective

Asia Art Archive in America

Asian American Federation

Asian American Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment

ESSENTIAL INSTAGRAM ART ARCHIVES

South Asia Archive

Ceddo Collective

SOCIAL POSTS AND IMAGERY TO SHARE

ESSENTIAL LINKS & RESOURCE DIRECTORIES

ASIAN SPECIFIC RESOURCES

Asians for Black Lives

Talking to Your Asian Immigrant Family About Race compiled by Eda Yu and Heji Rashdi

Letters for Black Lives - A set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities.

GENERAL RESOURCES

Defund12.org

Relevant Events, Petitions, etc.

Justice in June - Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day.

Film List compiled by Paige Silveria

Fantasy World Master List of Resources on How to Dismantle Systemic Racism

Natl Resource List #GeorgeFloyd+


Document compiled by FAR–NEAR ( a book series broadening perspectives of Asia through image, person, idea and history to unlearn the inherent dominative mode ) and our community of friends and allies. If you would like to get involved in future programming and brainstorming, please fill out this form or contact lulu@far-near.media