Media for Learning About Racism

In this time of chaos and COVID-19, there is a movement that will certainly be discussed in the 2020 chapter of history books. The Black Lives Matter movement has gained incredible momentum after the death of George Floyd, one of the many black individuals murdered by police violence. I have seen a quote circling the internet “learning about racism instead of experiencing it is a privilege”. I certainly experience this privilege as a white woman, and I believe that part of my, and all white people’s, responsibility is to take this time to listen and learn from black voices about racism as much as possible.

I have compiled a list of resources that I’ve discovered from all over social media and other areas of the internet. It’s time for me to get learning, and I encourage any other non-black folk to join me.

 

Books

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race / Renni Eddo-Lodge

How to Be an Antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility / Robin J. Diangelo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations

About Race / Beverley Daniel Tatum

Between the World and Me / Ta-Nehisi Coates

Me and White Supremacy / Layla F. Saad

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color / Roasrio Morales

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind / Harriet A. Washington

The End of Policing / Alex S. Vitale

Some more incredible Black Writers: Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker

Movies, Documentaries, and Series

13th

Sorry To Bother You

When They See Us

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Dear White People

Whose Streets?

I Am Not Your Negro

 

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap

Teach us All

 

Podcasts

1619

Intersectionality Matters!

Throughline

Code Switch

Pod Save the People

 

If anyone needs me, I’ll be spending time diving into this list.