Anti-Racism Resources

It's up to all of us to dismantle white supremacy. This list is not meant to be comprehensive or serve a syllabus; it is meant only to be a starting place for people who are interested in becoming (more) involved in anti-racism work. We extend thanks to the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for their contributions. If you have suggestions to add to this list, please let us know. If you are looking for organizations engaged in racial justice work to support or get involved with, please see the Racial Justice Organizations section of this resource guide.

 

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30-day Anti-racism Challenge, created by Tilly Krishna of Essex, a Peace & Justice Center member

Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont and A Deeper Dive into Racial Disparities in Policing in Vermont by Stephanie Seguino and Nancy Brooks | University of Vermont & Cornell University 

Resources for Families and Early Childhood Educators | Let's Grow Kids

People of Color Owned Vermont Businesses document created by Christine Dolan

Buying Black, rebooted by Anthonia Akitunde | NY Times

Implicit Bias Test | Harvard University

A timeline of events that led up to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising by Michael Harriot | The Root

white supremacy culture by Tema Okun | Dismanteling Racism Works

10 Habits of someone who doesn’t know they’re anti-black by Cicely Blain | Stratagem

Microaggressions are a Big Deal: How to Talk Them Out and When to Walk Away | NPR

Six simple ways white women can be feminist allies to Black communities by Tynisha Meidl and Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer | Ms. Magazine

An anti-racist action guide by Zyahna Bryant | Teen Vogue

75 things white people can do for racial justice by Corinne Shutack | Medium

Anti-racism Resources for White People compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein

Scaffolded anti-racism resources by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, & Bailie Gregory

26 ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets

Dear White Women, A letter reminding modern white feminist of their relationship with black women throughout history by Rachel E. Cargle

(Re)Distribute Wealth Directly to Black People in Vermont document tended by Moirha Smith, Jas Wheeler, and Candace Taylor

Dear White People. This is what we want you to do by Kandise Le Blanc | Inside the Kandi Dish

Race & ethnicity resources | Teaching Tolerance

Where to donate to help people fighting for racial justice by Elizabeth Yuko | Lifehacker

Talking to Your Kids about Racism | UNICEF

Your kids aren't too young to talk about race: resource roundup by Katrina Michie | pretty good

 

Books

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance by Danielle L. McGuire

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth by Julia Chinyere Oparah & Alicia D. Bonaparte

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittany Cooper

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendal

How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives by Wesley Lowery

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

 

Audio

Brown 'n Out podcast about LGBTQ People of Color in Vermont with host Reggie Condra

Race & Rights feat. Former Rep. Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director in Vermont, Rights & Democracy | The Vermont Conversation 

Racism & Anti-Racism - in Vermont | VPR Vermont Edition interview

Talking with Kids (And Parents) About Systemic Racism | Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition

1619 podcast with host Nikole Hannah-Jones | New York Times

Code Switch podcast with co-hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby | NPR

Intersectionality Matters! podcast with host Kimberlé CrenshawThe African American Policy Forum

Talking race with young children | NPR

What the George Floyd protests reveal about policing in the U.S. | WBUR’s On Point

 

Video 

Embedded Racism in the Law Panel Discussion | Vermont Law School

Racial Justice Work in Vermont | Peace and Justice Center webinar

13th | Netflix Film

Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police | CUT

How to be anti-racist with Ibram X. Kendi & Jemele Hill | Aspen Ideas

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism | Sesame Street 

Students Learn a Powerful Lesson About Privlige | BuzzFeed Video

Systemic Racism Explained | act.tv

Racism has a cost for everyone by Heather McGhee | TED

The path to ending systemic racism in the US with Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King, Anthony D. Romero | TED

The urgency of intersectionality with Kimberlé Crenshaw | TED