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Resource Lists

There are a lot of fantastic resource guides and reading lists out there right now, written for different audiences with different purposes. We'd like to use this space to spotlight some of them. If we missed your favorite, please let us know!

Resources for White People

It is the responsibility of all white people to use their white privilege to take on anti-racism work and eliminate white supremacy in our society, institutions, and culture. It can feel difficult and daunting, but remember that this fight is a lifelong one, not simply one to engage in when racist incidents make the news. 

Anti-racism resources - "This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now." The document includes resources for white parents trying to raise anti-racist children, along with many resources for adults including articles, books, videos, podcasts, films, documentaries, TV, people & organizations to follow on social media, and other resources lists. The document was compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources - If you are a white person feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information on race, privilege, and anti-racism out there and not knowing what to read/watch/listen to first, this document serves as a great starting point. It helpfully organizes resources based on where a person is starting out, whether that is from a belief in colorblindness, a sense of white guilt, a sense of defensiveness around race, a curiosity about anti-racism work, or a commitment to grow as an anti-racist. The document was created by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory.

Resources for BIPOC Communities

These resources are explicitly designed for non-white people, including Black people, Native folks, and other people of color. 

Support Resources for People of Color & Native Folks - This LibGuide from Simmons University has many resources for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. There are sections on practicing self care, coping strategies, and community education & support.

13 Inclusive Therapy and Mental Health Resources for BIPOC - From Buzzfeed. "While many people are protesting against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter, the events can take a much harder toll on BIPOC. At the same time, it's not always easy to find affordable or accessible therapy or mental health resources, let alone ones that feel intersectional and inclusive. Whether you're looking for emotional support or professional help, here are some things to try."