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  • Writer's picture Kalpana Ravulapati

Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racist Resources

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

This document is intended to serve as a resource to people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.



George Floyd Memorial Fund

Black Lives Matter

Justice Reform:

Equal Justice Initiative | Instagram | Facebook | Donate

Southern Poverty Law Center | Instagram | Facebook | Donate

Campaign Zero | Email Template | Donate

Legal Defense:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund | Instagram | Donate

Know Your Rights Camp | Donate

Minnesota Freedom Fund | Donate

Civil Liberties:

ACLU | Call for Justice for George Floyd | Protestors’ Rights | Actions Site | Donate

Black Lives Matter | Instagram | Petition | Donate

Antiracism Center | Instagram | Donate

Color of Change | Active Campaigns | Donate

Bail Project | Donate

National Police Accountability Project | Donate

Emergency Release Fund | Donate

Minnesota-Based Community:

Reclaim the Block | Donate

Black Visions Collective | Donate

Communities United Against Police Brutality | Volunteer

Take Action Minnesota | Actions | Donate

Petitions: | Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition | Justice for George Floyd Petition | Justice for Tony McDade | Justice for David McAtee | Justice for Ahmaud Arbery


Resources for parents to raise anti-racist children:


Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults


Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’

Fare of the Free Child podcast


PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon


“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists

”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)

The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine

The Combahee River Collective Statement

“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh

“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)


Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)

"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)


1619 (New York Times)

About Race

Code Switch (NPR)

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White

At Liberty

Still Processing

The Stoop

Black Girl Podcast


Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

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

America's Racial Contract is Showing, The Atlantic, May 8, 2020

The Multiple Unfolding Crisis for African-Americans in Minneapolis, The New Yorker, May 27, 2020

These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protests to Your Kids, New York Times, June 2, 2020

Social Change: Everyone Has a Role to Play (#UseYourPrivilege, #UnlearnRacism), Medium, May 31, 2020

Several Anti Racist Books Are Selling Out. Here's What Else Black Booksellers and Publishers Say You Should Read., Time, June 2, 2020

Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests, The New Yorker, June 1, 2020

Films and TV series:

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free on Amazon Prime Video

King In The Wilderness — HBO

See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Hello Privilege It’s Me Chelsea - Netflix


Antiracism Center: Twitter

Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

More anti-racism resources to check out:

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Anti-Racism Project

Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)

Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources

Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac

Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits

“Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

Mental Health & Healing for Black Communities:

Spaces for healing for the black community.


Loveland Foundation

Dive in Well

Sista Afya

Black Girl in Om

Black-Owned Businesses to Support Long Term:

Support your local African-American community by grabbing takeout from the restaurants in your area.

Black-Owned Women's Businesses

San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants & Pop-Ups

NYC Restaurants

DC/MD/VA Restaurants

Seattle Restaurants and Businesses

Chicago Restaurants

Atlanta Restaurants

Boston Restaurants

Philadelphia Restaurants

LA Restaurants

Houston Restaurants

Miami Restaurants

Denver Restaurants

Phoenix Restaurants

Pittsburgh Restaurants

Kansas City Restaurants

Portland, Maine Restaurants

Portland, Oregon Restaurants

San Diego Restaurants

St. Louis Restaurants

Tucson Restaurants

Minneapolis & St. Paul Restaurants

Portland Cafes/Restaurants/Markets

Toronto Restaurants

Vancouver Restaurants

*** I compiled these Anti-Racism resources from numerous individuals shared through various social media channels.

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