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Critical Conversations: Anti-Racism Resource List

Anti-Racism Resource List

We have are gathering your suggestions to create a select reading lists and films to watch about anti-black racism.
Please see that we have also collected suggestions from libraries and cultural institutions.


Title Source Image
The Power of Fiction By and About Black People audio undefined
Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale
American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 90, No. 8
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
August 2000

View a video of Dr. Jone's interview for the CityMatCH Annual Urban MCH Leadership Conference here
article, video AJPH
How Racism Makes Us Sick
David R. Williams
November 2016
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Art, Race and Representation
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Denis Darzacq, Kehinde Wiley, Thomas Lax, and Nacira Guénif-Souilamas
November 5, 2016
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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Penguin Random House
Robin Diangelo
June 26, 2018
book, nonfiction White Fragility
Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland
Hachette Book Group
Jonathan M. Metzl
​March 5, 2019
book, nonfiction Dying of Whiteness
Allegories on “Race,” Racism, and Antiracism | Camara Phyllis Jones || Radcliffe Institute
The Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Camara Phyllis Jones
October 4, 2019
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Racism Has a Cost for Everyone
Heather C. McGhee
December 2019
event video Racism Has a Cost for Everyone
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption 
Penguin Random House
Bryan Stevenson
December 3, 2019
book, nonfiction Just Mercy
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Press
Michelle Alexander
January 2020
book, nonfiction The New Jim Crow
A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel
Penguin Random House
Isabel Allende
January 21, 2020
book, fiction A Long Petal of the Sea

An Antiracist Reading List: Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.
The New York Times
Ibram X. Kendi
May 29, 2020

resource collection Joan Wong
A reading list on issues of race
The Harvard Gazette
Liz Mineo
June 15, 2020
resource collection Natalie Wolff/Unsplash
Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages
University of South Carolina
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke
resource collection University of South Carolina

Center for Antiracist Research
Boston University

organization Center for Antiracist Research
Diversity & Inclusion Resources
Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services
Daniel Becker
resource collection Harvard Kennedy School
Black Liberation Reading List
The Schomburg Shop, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture​< NYPL
resource collection Schomburg Center
Lire contre le racisme (Reading Across Racism)
resource collection Albertine
Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit

View the toolkit here
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Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.
A 7-part series, conducted by The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, that examined racism and discrimination in Boston.










A reading list on issues of race

Harvard Gazette



Get Lit with All Of It: Colson Whitehead

Get Lit with All Of It
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