Antiracist Resources

Learning about antiracism is a continuous and lifelong process.
Here are a few resources to help us along our way

What it means to be anti-racist
Ana North. Vox. June 2020

Some of My Best Friends Are
Some of My Best Friends Are… is a podcast hosted by Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1980s. Today a Harvard professor and an award-winning journalist, Khalil and Ben still go to each other to talk about their experiences with the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. June 2021

What is Racism?
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre.

Code Switch
What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

How To Be An Anti-Casteist
Gregory Warner. Rough Translation Podcast. September 30, 2020

Is Your Halloween Costume Racist?
Kat Lazo. Everyday Feminism. 2013


How they see us.
Social psychologist Claude Steele explains the psychology of “stereotype threat.”
Hidden Brain podcast. Feb 8, 2021

“Anti-Racism” Is Becoming Troublingly Racist. You might think it’s helping, but it’s not.
Steve QJ. – Illumination. Feb 1, 2021

To Root Out Racism in Schools, Start With Who You Hire
Denisa Superville. Education Week. Oct. 13, 2020

Can School be ‘Antiracist’? A New Superintendent in Evanston, Ill., Has a Plan.
Douglas Belkin and Lee Hawkins. The Wall Street Journal. October 2020

A future we can all live with: How education can address and eradicate racism
Cecilia Barbieri & Martha K. Ferede. UNESCO Futures of Eductation. 29 June 2020

Three ways for UK schools to improve their race relations now.
Lola Okolosie. The Guardian. 23 June 2020

“Unbroken, but Bent”: Gendered Racism in School Leadership
Laura J. BurtonDaron Cyrand Jennie Miles Weiner. Frontiers in Education. 12 May, 2020

Teacher Bias: The Elephant in the Classroom.
The Graide Network. 2018

Orientalism in Language Education.
Cherifi Hamza. IJEDST. 2017

Check Your Orientalism at the Door.
Christina Paschyn. Journal of General Education. 2014

Teaching resources

‘Black Lives Matter at School’ — a new book on anti-racist work in education
Washington Post. Valerie Strauss. Dec, 2020

14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens Recommended by BIPOC Teachers and Librarians
New York Time – Wirecutter. Jackie Reeve. November 2020

What White Colleagues Need to Understand.
Clarice Brazas & Charlie McGeehan. 2020

Racism in Schools
Public learning plan.

10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race. Angela Watson. The Cornerstone for Teachers.

My Name, My Identity Campaign
Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Becoming Anti-racist infographic pdf download.
Andrew M. Ibrahim MD, MSc.

How Do We Teach “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Honestly Confront Racism? DJ Cashmere. Yes! 2019

10 books besides ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ that tackle racial injustice
Joshua Barajas. PBS News Hour. 2019

When kids make racist comments.
Momentous Institute. Nov 27, 2017

Dismantling Racism Works. Web  workbook
Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) is ​pleased to offer our workbook and other resources. ‘

Ten quick ways to analyze childrens books for sexism and racism
Louise Derman-Sparks. Teaching for Change. 2012

The N-word

It’s Time to Completely Ban the N-Word in Schools. Tyrone C. Howard. Education Week. 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates gently explains why white people can’t rap the n-word
Quartz. 2017

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it. The Undefeated. Brando Simeo Starkey. 2017

Race and Ethnicity

Race and ethnicity: How are they different? Erin Blakemore. National Geographic. 2019

When it comes to race and justice, ‘colour-blindness’ is not good enough. Selda Dagistanli. The Conversation. 2018

The problem with racial color blindness. Phil Mazzocco. TEDx. 2018

Color-Blindness Is Counterproductive
Adia Harvey Wingfield. The Atlantic. September 13 2015

Color blind or color brave? Mellody Hobson. TED talks. 2014

Blackness & Colorism

All Black Is Beautiful, But All Black Isn’t the Same
Marley K. Medium. September, 2020

The Origins of Colourism. Matthew Blackwell. Quilette. 2019

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility. Good Ancester Podcast. Layla. F. Saad. Dec 2019

How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour. Ruby Hamad. The Guardian. 2018


Anti-Racist Rather than Inclusive Parenting
Linda Oppenheim. Not in our town Princeton, June 7, 2020

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race
NPR Life Kit. Michel Martin.
June 4, 2020

Racism in Switzerland: An expat’s perspective
Christine Worrell. SWI. 2018

Antiracist Guides

When Antiracism Becomes Trauma
Jessica Isom MD MPH. Dec 29, 2020

Brene Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be Antiracist Podcast. June 2020

Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourself
Roberta K. Timothy. The Conversation. 2018

Anti-Racist Resource Guide
Victoria Alexander

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide

Personal experiences

My Personal Experience of Racism in Switzerland
Rebecca Stevens A. Medium. June 2020

On Privilege and Black Lives Matter
Nanya Sudhir. Medium. June 2020

Hair stylist cyndia harvey explores the beauty of afro hair in a new short film
Steven Isacc-Wilson. i-D 2016

Dear Brown Girl: Proximity-To-Whiteness Does Not Make You White
Divya Kumar. Embrace Race.


Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice by Jesse Hagopian & Denisha Jones. Dec, 2020

Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children About Race by Dr Pragya Agarwal. Oct, 2020

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and you by Jason Reynolds. 2020

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. 2020

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi. 2019

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. 2018

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. 2018

Why I’m no longer talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge. 2017

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehis. 2015

Reading Lists

Anti-racist reading list
Nappa Bookmine

Protests, Policing, and Race
Cambridge University Press


Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir. 2019

Ticheri a les cheveux crépus by Licia Chery. 2019

Comme un Million de Papillons Noirs by Laura Nsafou. 2018

Sulwe by Lupita N’yongo. 2019

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