Antiracism, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

book covers for How to be an Antiracist, Disability Visibility, and Minor Feelings

A note about this webpage: This was first created as a page for specifically anti-Black racism, and at the request of folks from campus, has begun to expand to address other types of racism and discrimination. We welcome your ideas and feedback in the form at the bottom of the page. Our mental health resources related to Anti-Black Racism can be found here.


How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

Antisemitism in America by Leonard Dinnerstein

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank Wu

Why I No Longer Talk to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Loge

Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig 

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Disability Visibility by Alice Wong

Antisemitism. Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt

Antiracist Reading List by Ibram X Kendi via the New York Times
This list by Ibram X Kendi, one of theleading scholars in racism and founder of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University and the BU Center for Antiracist Research covers topics related to race and biology, ethnicity, body, culture, bahavior, color, whiteness, blackness, spaces, gender, and sexuality.

An Anti-Racist Reading List: 20 Highly Rated Nonfiction Books by Black Authors
20 recent non-fiction books, memoirs, and histories on the topic of race, written by Black American authors. While by no means a comprehensive list, these books are a good place to start. 


Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist (Unlocking Us)

Whistling Vilvaldi (NPR)

The Takeaway: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence Spikes Across the U.S. (WNYC Studios)

Side Effects of White Women (Small Doses with Amanda Seales)

The Humanity Archive

Well Meaning White People (Smartest Person in the Room)

A Decade on Watching Black People Die (Code Switch)

Self Evident 

Kaepernick (Still Processing)

White Lies (NPR)

The 1619 Project  by the New York Times

Uncivil by Gimlet Media

Pass the Mic by The Witness Podcast Radio

Jewish Questions (Stroum Center for Jewish Studies)

Seeing White by Scene On Radio


A list of movies, TV programs, and TED Talks, and more.

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown (Art of the Sermon)  

White Awake by Daniel Hill (FSP Chicago)

Asian Americans (TV Series documentary)

13th (Ava DuVernay)

How We Can Win (David Jones)

5 Tips for Being an Ally


Stop AAPI Hate (Take action against Asian American Pacific Islander hate in the wake of Covid-19)

Show Up: Your Guide to Bystander Intervention (PDF)

SPLC - Southern Poverty Law Center

ADL: Fighting Hate for Good

For Youths, Young Adults, and Parents as Recommended by “Scaffolded Antiracist Resources”

Accessible resources for the youth:

Antiracist Baby (Ibram X. Kendi)

This Book is Antiracist  (Tiffany Jewell)

Crossover Series (Kwame Alexander)

Young Adult Literature:

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina

Middle grades;

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Resources for parents:

Raising White Kids (Jen Harvey) -- article here: 'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race 

Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy

For Educators

Anti-Racist Educator Self-Questionnaire and Rubric 

"Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My!" (Marisela Martinez-Cola, JD/PhD)

UMass ISSR Racial Justice Education Project

Resource Collections

1thatgotawayy (Templates for letters to leadership, podcasts, resources for education, and more)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (A national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all)

Scaffolded Antiracist Resources

Resource Sharing Project Antiracist Resource Guide

Parade provides a list “The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books”

Additional Resource Pages

See our list of resources from Disability Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black Heritage/History Month, and Women's History Month. Additional commemorative monthly pages will be added throughout the year.

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