An Anti-Racist Resource List

We have compiled a list of resources that includes books, videos, podcasts and more.  First, we suggest that you start with these two items:

1.  A document containing resources which people can use to begin to understand and dismantle White supremacy. This scaffolding anti-racism resources document presents stages of White supremacy, and resources corresponding to that stage. Many of the references listed later in our resource list can also be found on this list.

2.  Justice in June is a resource prepared for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies. It is a month-long daily practice, divided into 10 minute, 25 minute or 45 minute long practices. 

We have separated the rest of the resources into the following categories, in alphabetical order.  If you click on the link, it will take you to that section of this list.  We currently have resources in English, and German.

Books
Podcasts
Videos & Films
Websites
Articles
Anti-Racist Training Information
Informationsmaterial auf Deutsch

Online Artikel
Audio Resources
Bücher
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Enjoy!

Resources in English

  1. A document containing resources which people can use to begin to understand and dismantle White supremacy. The document presents stages of White supremacy, and resources corresponding to that stage. Many of the references listed later in this resource list can be found here
  2. A month-long daily practice, divided into 10 minute, 25 minute or 45 minute long practices.
    Justice in June

 

Books in English:

  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah |    Friday Black (a book of stunningly poetic and beautiful short stories.)
  • Michelle Alexander |   The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    • Alexander lays out in detail how the legal system is used to prevent Black people from attaining their legal rights, and essentially recreate slavery under another name.
  • Carol Anderson |   White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • James Baldwin:  any of his books
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates |   Between the World and Me
  • Robin DiAngelo |   White Fragility:  Why It’s so Hard For White People to Talk About Racism
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz  An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.  Dunbar-Ortiz deconstructs the widely accepted account of US History
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge |     Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Crystal M. Fleming |     How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
  • Saeed Jones |     How We Fight For Our Lives, a Memoir (about growing up Black and gay in the Southern United States. Also available as an audio book).
  • Matthew Horace and Ron Harris The Black and the Blue: a Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement (also available as an audio book)
  • Hammond |   Zaretta Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
    •  The author shows how culturally responsive teaching is the only way to have equitable and accessible teaching in the classroom, and interrupt the school to prison pipeline.
  • Anthony Ray Hinton |   The Sun Does Shine, How I found Life and Freedom on Death Row
  • Ibram X. Kendi |   How to be an Anti-Racist;  Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • Martin Luther King |   Why We Can't Wait (Includes Letter from a Birmingham Jail)
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk |   The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and body in the transformation of trauma  (it doesn't focus on racial trauma...but it is applicable).
  • Kiese Laymon |   Heavy
  • Resmaa Menakem |  My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • Ijeoma Oluo |  So You Want to Talk About Race
  • Sheila Wise Rowe |   Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience
  • Layla Saad |   Me and White Supremacy  (also available as an audio book)
    • A series of daily reflections based on prompts by the author.
  • Bryan Stevenson |   Just Mercy
  • Justin Michael Williams |  Stay Woke
  • Isabel Wilkerson |   The Warmth of Other Suns (about the Great Migration, also) Caste:  The Origins of our Discontent (available August 2020)

 

Podcasts: 

 

Videos:

Films on Netflix:

  • Dear White People
  • Becoming
  • 13h a film by Ava DuVernay, that explores the legacy of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution 
  • They See Us
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Disclosure - Laverne Cox
  • Mudbound directed by Dee Rees

On Amazon/Hulu:

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Queen & Slim - by Melina Matsoukas

On ABC and Hulu

  • Blackish
  • Mixedish 
    • Two comedies that teach a great deal about Black History and issues around Living While Black

Websites and Articles Online 

Websites:

 Articles:


Anti-Racist Training Workshop Information


From England:

From South Africa: 


Informationsmaterial auf Deutsch

Online Artikel

  • Dossier Schwarze Community Dossier Schwarze Community in Deutschland | heimatkunde | Migrationspolitisches Portal der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
  • Traditionen des neuenDiskursfeldes "Kritische Weißseinsforschung" in Deutschland, Peggy Piesche, 2013 | heimatkunde | Migrationspolitisches Portal
    Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • Was ist Anti-Blackness? Gedanken zum Wesen eines kollektiven Traumas, Peggy Piesche. 2020 | heimatkunde | Migrationspolitisches Portal der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung mit einem Praxisbeispiel, das die strukturellen und alltäglichen Dimensionen von Anti-Schwarzsein aufzeigt.
  • People of Color' als Diversity-Ansatz in der antirassistischen Selbstbenennungs- und Identitätspolitik, Kien Nghi Ha, 2013 | heimatkunde | Migrationspolitisches Portal der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung'
  • Rassismus und die Infrastruktur der Ungerechtigkeitin den USA und in Europa, Gary Younge, 2020, Übersetzung: Marion Schweizer | heimatkunde | Migrationspolitisches Portal der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
  • Zum Thema Polizeigewalt in Deutschland: Seit zwei Jahren ergründen die Sonderermittler Jerzy Montag und Manfred Nötzel das Behördenversagen im Todesfall Oury Jalloh. Nun blockiert das Justizministerium nach SPIEGEL-Informationen die Aufklärung.
  • Black Lives Matter und die Polizei in Großbritannien, Adam Elliott-Cooper. 2020 Übersetzung: Marion Schweizer | heimatkunde | Migrationspolitisches Portal der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung


Audio Resources

  • Der Podcast von Tupoka Ogette, Anti-Rassismustrainerin, Aktivistin und Autorin. Gespräche zwischen Schwarzen Frauen 
  • Gespräche unter Schwestern
  • mp3 von deutschland schwarz weiss mit eigens produzierten szenischen Elementen und Lesepassagen, speziell für die Arbeit in Gruppen und Klassen. Dauer: eine Unterrichtsstunde

 

Bücher

  • Das Handbuch von Tupoka Ogette, um die Entstehung, Strukturen und Wirkungsweisen von Rassismus in Deutschland zu verstehen. Mit Übungen und Lesetipps und über QR-Codes kommt man zu weiterführende Artikel, Videos und Bilder
  • Tupoka Ogette: Exit Rascism, rasismuskritisch denken lernen, ISBN 978-3-89771-230-0, Juni 2020
  • Selbsterkenntnis-und Sensibilisierungsprogramm.
    Noah Sow: deutschland schwarz weiss, ISBN: 9783746006819, Ausgabe 2018!


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