Digital Antiracism Resource Guide

Antiracist – Actively engaged in the fight against racism.

Welcome to our AntiRacism Resource Guide, an evolving compilation curated content to help us all gain historic context and create present-day solutions. We hope these recommended resources will support personal progress as we work to move our nation forward.

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Juneteenth Content

Juneteenth Books

NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi
A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.

NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller, On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Texas native.

READ WITH THE KIDS:
Juneteenth for Mazie written and illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
A fiction picture book where the protagonist, Mazie, is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history.

A Child’s Introduction to African-American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country written by Jabari Asim, illustrated by Lynn Gaines
A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history — from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement — by award-winning author Jabari Asim.

Juneteenth Videos

Amend, a Netflix Docuseries hosted by Will Smith
What is the 14th Amendment? If it took you longer than five seconds to answer, then there’s a series that’s required viewing. “Amend: The Fight for America” is a six-part docuseries spanning six hours created by Robe Imbriano and Tom Yellin, directed by Kenny Leon(“American Son”) and Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”), and hosted by Will Smith.

VOX’s Youtube production, Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth
An historian explains the history and significance of the holiday.

Airing on Youtube Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Juneteenth: A Short Film by Maverick Movies
A group of African Americans unknowingly travel through and find out there’s more to fight for after Juneteenth, that also gives more of a reason to celebrate Juneteenth.

WATCH WITH THE KIDS:

BrainPOP’s What is Juneteenth and Why Do We Celebrate? for K-12
On June 19, 1865—nearly two years after the Civil War ended—enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. Now, Juneteenth is considered a second Independence Day because it celebrates the day ALL Americans became free!

Juneteenth Articles

What it means to celebrate Juneteenth, a thought article from Ben & Jerry’s
This Juneteenth, let’s stand together and continue the long march toward justice. Yes, it has taken far too long to get there, but change at last feels like it may be at hand.

From Juneteenth to the Tulsa massacre: What isn’t taught in classrooms has a profound impact, a thought article by Daniella Silva for NBC News Online
Educators said the history of systemic racism in this country and the contributions of Black people have been erased.

Antiracism Resources

Important Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Caste: Origins of our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER How to Be AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. 

Eloquent Rage by Cooper, Brittney C.
A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower – “Razor sharp and hilarious. There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feminist,” America Ferrera 

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.

White Fragility by Robin J. DiAngelo
Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist
Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

We recommend you find more book recommendations at the Vogue Essential Anti-Racist Reading List

Video Content To Expand Us All

The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberle Crenshaw on YouTube

Why we need to understand microaggressions from Keely University on Youtube

Why Microaggressions Aren’t So Micro | Whitney Grinnage-Cassidy | TEDxYouth@UrsulineAcademy

Robin DiAngelo discusses White Fragility on YouTube

Race Matters – Dr. Cornell West at the University of Washington on YouTube

Amend, a Netflix Docuseries hosted by Will Smith
What is the 14th Amendment? If it took you longer than five seconds to answer, then there’s a series that’s required viewing. “Amend: The Fight for America” is a six-part docuseries spanning six hours created by Robe Imbriano and Tom Yellin, directed by Kenny Leon(“American Son”) and Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”), and hosted by Will Smith.

TEDxRainier – Let’s get to the root of racial injustice by Megan Ming Francis on YouTube

Implicit Bias — how it effects us and how we push through | Melanie Funchess | TEDxFlourCity

How to tell someone they sound racist by Jay Smooth on YouTube

TED – Color Blind or Color Brave by Melody Hobson

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