Social Justice Resources

Educational and Awareness Raising Resources

Podcasts, Interviews, Videos:

Dr. Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility

Dr. Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility

1hr 23min video

Martin Luther King: The Other America

47min video

Dr. King NBC Interview: New Phase of Civil Rights Struggle

Ibram X. Kendi, NPR: How to be an Anti-Racist

26min video

21min audio

Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist  

1hr podcast

Audio Recording Series: Seeing White

30min-1hr videos

Ibram X. Kendi: How to be Anti-Racist

55min video

Reactivity vs. Responsiveness and Being a White Ally

36min audi0

Richard Rothstein: Separated by Design

1hr 23min video

Interview with Ijeoma Oluo: Talking about race

37min audio

Ijeoma Oluo: Want to Have Better Conversations About Racism? Here's How

Isabel Wilkerson: This History is Long: This History is Deep

17min audio

52min audio

Robin DiAngelo & Resmaa Menakem: On Being with Krista Tippet

51min audio

John Lewis Love in Action: On Being with Krista Tippett

51min audio

Claudia Rankine How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together: On Being with Krista Tippett

51min audio

ARTICLES:

What if White People Took Responsibility for Their Role in This Moment

How to Be a White Ally

Four Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions

Is Your Company Actually Fighting Racism or Just Talking About It?

BOOKS:

WHITE FRAGILITY - Dr. Robin DiAngelo
What causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue


HOW TO BE AN ANTI-RACIST - Ibram X. Kendi
Creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism


STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING - Ibram X. Kendi
Looking at anti-black racist ideas and their effect on American history


COLOR OF LAW - Richard Rothstein
Ways our government caused residential segregation through racial zoning


SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE - Ijeoma Oluo
A look at the racial landscape of the United States


ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY - Layla F. Saad
Ways to understand and counteract white privilege


THE NEW JIM CROW - Michelle Alexander
The impact of "war of drugs" and mass incarceration of black men


BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author's son


THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: Epic Story of America’s Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
A brilliant and stirring epic, the first book to cover the full half-century of the Great Migration, the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South to the cities of the North and West

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BOOKS

My Grandmother's Hands - Resmaa Menakem

A book that examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

Mindful of Race - Ruth King

The Inner Work of Racial Justice - Rhonda Magee

ARTICLES

When to Speak and When to Listen - Jay Sofer

Racial Justice is Everyone’s Work - Tricycle

I am a Racist, I vow to end Racism - Matthew Abrahams

Brown Body, White Sangha -  Atia Sattar

Facing My White Privilege - Tara Brach

RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONS

What Will It Take to Bridge Our Differences

Articles and resources from The Greater Good Science Center

Resmaa Menakem’s work and his free 5-Day Racialized Trauma Home Study Course.

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

Showing Up for Racial Justice’s (SURJ) educational toolkits

SURJ is the U.S.’ largest white, anti-racist organization committed to building a racially-just society. For those of us who identify as white, this is a suggested starting place.

Black Lives Matter Foundation

A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.

White Awake

An online platform and nonprofit organization that combats white supremacy by focusing on
educational resources and spiritual practices designed to engage people who’ve been socially categorized as “white” in the creation of a just and sustainable society.

ON BEING, Krista Tippett’s Podcast offers thoughtful content

Eula Biss, Talking About Whiteness

Resmaa Menakem, ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’

Resmaa Menakem, a Guided Body Practice on Race and Healing

Claudia Rankine, How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?

Patrisse Cullors + Robert Ross, The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter

Resources from the Rochester Anti-Racism Action Coalition Call #4

Shane Wiegands: Racist Policy and Resistance in Rochester

Antiracist Curriculum Project – PathStone Foundation

'From Here to Equality' A Case, And A Plan, For Reparations

Documentary: Independent Lens: July '64

Worst schools in America? Rochester, NY, by many measures

RCSD ranked lowest in state among large school districts

Rochester, NY Ranked 2nd Worst City for Blacks in US