Topic(s)TitleAuthorDateURLType of MediaDescriptionPoint Person/SuggestorHow much time needed?Notes
Anti-RacismConscious and Unconscious BiasJohn M. Flaxman Library
Anti-Racism, Global DevelopmentNo White Saviors PodcastPowered by Kusimama Africa February 2020 White Saviors is an advocacy campaign lead by a majority female, majority African team of professionals based in Kampala, Uganda. Our collective experience in the development & the aid sector has lead us to a deep commitment to seeing things change in a more equitable & anti-racist direction.
Anti-Racism, Social JusticeCrash Course Black American History PreviewClint Smith (Crash Course Series)April 2021 the course of 50 episodes, we're going to learn about Black American History. Clint Smith will to teach you about the experience of Black people in America, from the arrival of the first enslaved Black people who arrived at Jamestown all the way to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Anti-Racism, Social JusticeLearning About Racial Justice Without Burdening & Tokenizing POCMoms Against RacismJune 2021, Presentation
Anti-Racism, History, Historical TraumaHow the Word is PassedClint SmithJune 2021 in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves.

It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation–turned–maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers.

A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.

Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.
Anti-Racism, History, Historical TraumaA Poet Reflects On How We Reckon — Or Fail To Reckon — With The Legacy Of SlaveryClint Smith, Terry Gross (NPR Fresh Air interview)December 2020 writer Clint Smith grew up surrounded by Confederate iconography, being told that the Civil War wasn't about slavery. He shares a poem from his forthcoming book, How the Word Is Passed.
Anti-Racism, Racial Justice, Racial Wealth GapOne Year Since George Floyd’s Killing: A Look at Racial Trauma and the Wealth GapOtis Rolley, Senior Vice President, U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative, The Rockefeller FoundationMay 2021 PostFloyd Killing Highlights the Racial Wealth Gap:
The murder one year ago has moved the nation toward long overdue racial reckoning to acknowledge our past and present, and collectively set a course for our future. But the killing also requires that we closely examine a related issue: the violence of the wealth gap in the US.
Anti-RacismI’m Not Your Racial ConfessorJamelle Bouie, Gene Demby, Aisha Harris, and Tressie McMillan CottomDecember 2016 interviews unpack how white people often expect people of color to hold their emotions and anxieties for them, how publicly asking how someone for their thoughts can lay an immense burden on that person.Sara
Anti-Racism12 Ways to Be a White Ally to Black PeopleJanee WoodsAugust 2014 article was written shortly after Michael Brown was killed and offers concrete recommendations about how white people can engage in anti-oppression work. Sara
Anti-RacismFive Ways to Disrupt Racism Films for Action/Racial Justice Network (UK) video on what bystanders can doMeredith
FeminismReady to ditch white feminism? Here are 6 Black feminist concepts you need to knowMelissa Brown
Historical Trauma, Health, PsychologyRethinking Historical TraumaLaurence Kirmayer, Joseph Gone, Joshua Moses2014 is an academic article published in Transcultural Psychiatry, so the language might not feel comfortable to all, but I think it does an excellent job examining how we conceptualize atrocities and how our dialogue influences the actions we take. These researchers are fantastic people in my field - I highly recommend the somewhat challenging read.Sara
HousingNative American HousingNational Low Income Housing Coalition
HousingAdvocates’ Guide: Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing ProgramsNational Low Income Housing Coalition
HousingA Tax on BlacknessJamelle BouieMay 2015 article clearly explains redlining and racism in real estate, demonstrating how racist housing policies (including loans) created our divided neighborhoods and disenfranchised people of color. SaraAlicia: concrete examples of systmatic racism, brings up issues that we dont necessarily touch on in RESULTS (real estate & racism within this market) even though we talk about homelessness a lot in relation to food/wealth insecurity.
HousingThe State of Homelessness: A Look at Race and EthnicityJoy Moses, National Alliance to End HomelessnessMay 2020,individual%20homelessness%20than%20Native%20AmericansArticleThe Alliance calculated the national-level rates of homelessness for each racial and ethnic group; these numbers put homeless counts in the context of overall population numbers. The population of Pacific Islanders (160 people homeless out of every 10,000) and Native Americans (67 people homeless out of every 10,000) experiencing homelessness are concerning—these groups that have the highest national-level rates of homelessness. As relatively small parts of the general population, they are harder for HUD and the Census to count accurately. Despite these challenges, such numbers raise giant flags, pointing to communities that require more considerable attention to reduce disparities.Michael Santos
HousingEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityMatthew DesmondMarch 2016 Poverty and Profit in the American City is a 2016 non-fiction book by the American author Matthew Desmond. Set in the poorest areas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the book follows eight families struggling to pay rent to their landlords during the financial crisis of 2007–2008. It highlights the issues of extreme poverty, affordable housing, and economic exploitation in the United States.Yolanda
IntersectionalityThe Urgency of Intersectionality (TED talk)Kimberlé Crenshaw more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both.Kristy/Ginnie/Alicia18 min
LGBTQ, AllyshipCaitlyn Jenner, Social Media and Violent ‘Solidarity’: Why Calling Out Abusive Material by Sharing It Is HarmfulPrincess Harmony RodriguezJune 2015 article (and follow-up pieces to it) explore how people engage in 'solidarity' and 'allyship' on social media, considering the self-serving nature of allyship and the issue of sharing disturbing material to 'call it out' can be harmful and oppressive in of itself. Sara
MicroaggressionsPower, Privilege, and Everyday LifeMultiple website compiles and publishes microaggressions submitted by users. Sara
Organizing and Training ResourcesOrganizing for Power, Organizing for ChangeMultiple website has a number of resources I have found useful in the past, particularly under the 'liberation' tab: Sara
Racial JusticeJust MercyBryan Stevenson focused on juvenile justice issues but extremely enlightening in regard to criminal justice system biases, injustices, need for addressing structures and institutions of racism at root.KristyJos: Excellent read. Focuses on dealth penalty cases in the South and systemic racism that drives them. Uses more of a story format than stats (but has them too).
Racial Justice, Police ReformWhy Freddie Gray RanBaltimore Sun, Editorial BoardApril 2015 is a short op-ed published in the Baltimore Sun shortly after Freddie Gray was killed and there were many uprisings across Baltimore City. I have used it with upper-level college students to unpack how community theories help explain behavior. Sara
Racial Wealth GapThe Color of Debt: How Collection Suits Squeeze Black NeighborhoodsProPublica
Racial Wealth GapBeyond Broke: Why Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Is a Priority for National Economic SecurityCenter for Global Policy Solutions utilize this data a lot in our RESULTS work, worth re-reading, sharing. Kristy
Racial Wealth GapPolicy Agenda to Close the Racial Wealth GapCenter for Global Policy September 2016 by the Experts of Color Network members Meredith
Racial Wealth GapRace & Wealth PodcastCFED many topics we discuss in our RESULTS work.Kristy
Racial Wealth GapThe Color of Money:
Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
Mehrsa BaradaranMarch 2019 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States’ total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. Studying these institutions over time, Mehrsa Baradaran challenges the myth that black communities could ever accumulate wealth in a segregated economy. Instead, housing segregation, racism, and Jim Crow credit policies created an inescapable, but hard to detect, economic trap for black communities and their banks.
Racism, ExtremismHate RisingJorge Ramos, Univision NoticiasDecember 2020 journalist Jorge Ramos gets rare, exclusive access to the Neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan and "Alt-Right" movements, whose hateful rhetoric against innocent Americans is on the rise in part because of the extraordinary 2016 election season. This is one of the most difficult documentaries I have ever watched in my life. It is about white supremacist groups - from the KKK to the so-called alt-right. You should make the best decision for you and watch it when you are in a safe space - both mentally and physically. Sara50 mins
Racism, Legislation, Hate CrimesSenate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes ActSen. Mazie Hirono, Press ReleaseApril 2021, Press ReleaseToday, the U.S. Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, a bill to address the rise in hate crimes and violence against the AAPI community. Following its passage, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Representative Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) called for swift House consideration of the bill so President Biden can sign the bill into law.Michael Santos
ReparationsThe Case for ReparationsTa-Nehisi Coates article outline systemic and systematic injustice against African Americans U.S. policy development and implementation, including redlining, Jim Crow, separate but equal, etc.; connects these policies to today's outcomes; and makes the case for reparations.Sara1 hour?Jos: Great article on history of racial oppression and its impact on African-Americans, especially financially.
Unpacking the Invisible KnapsackPeggy McIntosh ArticleThis is a classic article that explores white privilege by outlining daily privileges experienced by white people. It's a fairly gentle article that can be useful for people exploring their white privilege for the first time. SaraGood 101 -- used for 1st RESULTS staff ongoing learning discussion in late 2017.
Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford AmericaAlissa QuartFamilies today are squeezed on every side—from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours. Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents managed has become impossible.

Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, examines the lives of many middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children. Through gripping firsthand storytelling, Quart shows how our country has failed its families. Her subjects—from professors to lawyers to caregivers to nurses—have been wrung out by a system that doesn’t support them, and enriches only a tiny elite.

Interlacing her own experience with close-up reporting on families that are just getting by, Quart reveals parenthood itself to be financially overwhelming, except for the wealthiest. She offers real solutions to these problems, including outlining necessary policy shifts, as well as detailing the DIY tactics some families are already putting into motion, and argues for the cultural reevaluation of parenthood and caregiving.

Written in the spirit of Barbara Ehrenreich and Jennifer Senior, Squeezed is an eye-opening page-turner. Powerfully argued, deeply reported, and ultimately hopeful, it casts a bright, clarifying light on families struggling to thrive in an economy that holds too few options. It will make readers think differently about their lives and those of their neighbors.
Dying of WhitenessJonathan M. MetzlMarch 2019
America's Original SinJim Wallis2015
What this Cruel War was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil WarChandra Manning2007
HousingRace for Profit:How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black HomeownershipKeeanga-Yamahtta TaylorSeptember 2019
The CornerDavid Simon, Edward BurnsJune 1998 is a book about West Baltimore, which examines the open-air drug trade in our city through multiple perspectives. If you haven't read it, it's a great way to be introduced to the social conditions that impact human lives and how people innovatively cope with life conditions. Sara
Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi CoatesJuly 2015 a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?Yolanda
Beautiful StruggleTa-Nehisi CoatesMay 2008 Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then as the murder capital of the United States.

With seven siblings, four mothers, and one highly unconventional father: Paul Coates, a larger-than-life Vietnam Vet, Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi's coming of age story is gripping and lays bare the troubled, often violent life of the inner-city, and the author's experience as a young black person in it

With candor, Ta-Nehisi Coates details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances.
We Were Eight Years in PowerTa-Nehisi Coates“We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.”Yolanda
Very Smart BrothasDamon Young, Dustin Seibert, Samantha Black, Jozen Cummings, Panama Jackson, many others is a blog about blackness and is written in an intentially conversational style. If you're opposed to cursing/foul language, this isn't the blog for you. I recommend starting here: if you're new to the site. Sara
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Theft, Atheism, and HistoryNew York Public Library recording from the NYPL presented Coates in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Really further illuminates Coates' work and can be listened to with or without reading his body of work before hand.Kristy
Racecraft: Barbara Fields & Ta-Nehisi Coates in ConversationBarbara Fields, CUNY Fields, professor of history at Columbia University, discusses her new book Racecraft—and the persistent illusions of a post-racial America—with the Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates.Kristy
James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)James Baldwin, William Buckley debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?"Kristy
Out of the House of Bondage, The Transformation of the Plantation HouseholdThavolia Glymph book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women.Kristy
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American CapitalismEd Baptist haven't read this yet but many cite as foundational. Kristy
The Fire Next TimeJames Baldwin' BTWAM is a pastiche/homage/continuation of this seminal work. Really great introduction to factual concept that race is a construct created by those in power (whites). Kristy
How Race is ConjuredBarbara Fields, Karen Fields
NPR Code SwitchNPR and identity, remixed.Kristy
Postbourgie; Race is Always the IssueGene Dembry, Tressie McMillan Cottom discussion on the narrative of the "good Black man," fallout of the Moynehan Report, race, politics, cities, and society.Kristy
Postbourgie; ‘How The $%*!& Is That Good Enough?’Gene Dembry, Nikole Hannah-Jones episode focuses on education but explores larger themes on racism, RWG, etc. Kristy
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice
Moving from Actor → Ally → Accomplice
Jonathan Osler chart with practical suggestions, links to other resourcesMeredithAlicia: I found this tool very helpful. So many suggestions that I believe we could reference to provide examples of tangible action to our volunteers who are looking to be an ally in anti-oppression work.
My Black Family, My White Privilege : A White Man’s Journey Through the Nation’s Racial MinefieldMichael R. Wenger spoke on 12/19 Understanding Racial Bias webinar organized by CAP.Meredith
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander book examines the incarceration system as a form of racial control. By targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindnessAlicia20 hours? Jos: Excellent book; eye-opener on link between racism and mass incarceration
Meredith: amazing read (but long!)
Feminista Jones WomensMarch speechFeminista Jones (text) (video)
VideoRole of black women in women's movementsMeredith5 minAlicia: How can we support intersectional feminism as a predominantly white organization? Inspirational speech, lots of powerful rhetoric around "white feminism" and how black women have been stifled throughout history in social justice movements. Highlights imortance of being inclusive in our organizing.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial DivideCarol Anderson history of racism in AmericaJosJos: Fantastic book. Very short (pp.170 before end notes) so can get through in a day or two. Focuses on white backlash to racial progress from slavery to the present.
What Works: Gender Equality by DesignIris Bohnet far (on page 82), learning about behavioral science and implicit bias -- and can apply at times to other forms of bias, not just gender. Prob too academic for a big book club convo but would recommend based on my reading so far.Meredith
Slavery By Another NamePBS by Another Name challenges one of our country’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II.KristyKristy: just saw this - excellent and enlightening background and context, brings in issues of economic inequality and the birth of the prison industrial complex.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness -- Lesson PlansTeaching Tolearnce: Southern Poverty Law Center
13thAva DuVernay: Director film about the history of mass incarceration going back to the inception of the 13th Amendmant. Gripping and educational.Ginnie1 hr 40 minThorough review of U.S. incarceration policies that were made based on racism and cemented by the criminalization of poverty and public health crises which turned America into the country with the largest prison population in the world. Excellent and compelling.
The Future of Race In AmericaMichelle Alexander Talk covering the main points made in "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"Ginnie25 minSuccinct and clear highlights with some personal notes from the author. Very good.
The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice MovementThe Rev. Dr. William J. Barber IIBeacon PressBookThe story of how this time during and following the Obama Administration is becoming the Third Reconstruction necessitated by the backlash over the steps toward equality and the fear that a Black President has engendered. Historically relevant, somewhat religious but fascinating and hopeful in how a path is laid for working together based on values with the most vulnerable as the focal point. Much like Results.Ginnie
THe Future Race in America TedExMichelle Alexander
The New Jim Crow audio bookMichelle Alexander
Michelle Alexander
Kimberlé Crenshaw: The urgency of intersectionality TalkKimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.
100 Black Dads In Photos And In Their Own WordsJamie Davis Smith
BLM Platform  Policy DocSuggested in final New Jim Crow book club
RAC Statement condemning BLM Platform Language release
JCRC statement on BLM Platform release
Jewish Groups Decry BlackLives Matter PlatfomJulie Zazmer
It's Time For Intersectionality to Include JewsBenjamin Gladstone
Tossing Jewish Women out of Dyke March is an Intersectional FailAmanda Kerr
US Anti-Semitism Incidents Spike 86 percent in 2017 Release
JCC Bombthreats Confirm That Jewish Parents are Right to be Afraid Elissa Strauss
In Time of Trump,Millenial Jews Awaken to Anti-SemitismBen Woffor
5 Myths About Anti-SemitismYair Rosenberg
Does Your Progressivism Include Jews?MIrah Curzer
Skin in the Game: How Anti-semitism animates White NationalismEric Ward
How to Survive the Plague in final New Jim Crow book club - on AIDS activism
The Condemnation of BlacknessKhalil Gibran Muhammad in final New Jim Crow book clubKristy
Toxic Inequality Tom ShapiroBookSuggested in final New Jim Crow book club
Snowfall ShowSuggested in final New Jim Crow book club
Dog Whistle PoliticsIan Haney Lopez by YolandaYolanda
White FragilityRobin DiAngeloDiAngelo, R. (2011). White fragility. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy,3(3), 54-70.Academic Journal ArticleAbstract: White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and in-sulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protec-tion builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what I refer to as White Fragility. White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress be-comes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behav-iors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. This paper explicates the dynamics of White Fragility. Tadeo
Whites Only: SURJ And The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice SpacesDidi Delgado read on accountability (SURJ)Meredith
This is WHY Anti-Oppression is Good for You FrameworkYK Hong
So You Want To Fight White SupremacyIjeoma Oluo to consider white supremacy at a systematic level with a helpful series of questions/actions.
Stephen Blobaum (posted by Meredith)
11 min
Dear White People feeling called to action after #Charlottesville:Well-Examined Life post
Stephen Blobaum (posted by Meredith)
4 min
How White Americans’ Hatred of Racism Actually Supports Racism Instead of Solves ItJon Greenberg
Stephen Blobaum (posted by Meredith)
5 min
The Brown, Queer, And Poor Are Not The Ones Holding The Left BackIjeoma Oluo
Stephen Blobaum (posted by Meredith)
6 min
Stephen Blobaum (posted by Meredith)
8 min
White Economic Privilege Is Alive and WellPaul Campos
Stephen Blobaum (posted by Meredith)
5 min
Unemployment in Black and WhiteNYT Editorial Board Vogts5 minutesDiscussed on Sept 2017 AO call
Donald Trump is the First White PresidentTa Nehisi coates foundation of Donald Trump's presidency is the negation of Barack Obama's legacy.
Ginnie Vogts (Meredith 2nds)
30 minutesExerpted from a book about to be released We Were Eight Years In Power
Race in the U.S. - A Free Public Course at The New SchoolThe New School Public CourseThe objective of the course is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of participants on how “race” is constructed in US society, it’s implications for policies, outcomes and discourse and to develop greater critical analysis of race in the US.Kristy16 week course, you can watch online, participate in "homework"