MLK Jr. Day and How You Can Observe It

Locating Yourself in Anti-Racism

Developed by: Dr. Andrew M. Ibrahim,

Inspired by: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi’s

Call to Action

Artist: Danielle Coke


Self-Care Resources for BIPOC Folks

Resources for BIPOC Allies

List created by: Victoria Alexander:

Anti-Racist Starter Kit:

  • Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X Kendi
  • A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn (There is a “young people’s” version for elementary and middle school readers)
  • White Fragility – Robin Diangelo
  • So you want to talk about race – Ijeoma Oluo
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness – Austin Channing Brown
  • Me and White Supremcy – Layla F Saad
  • Stamped – Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Anti-Racist Intermediate Kit:

  • The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America – Anders Walker
  • The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  • The Condemnation of Blackness – Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Dying of Whiteness – Jonathan Metzl
  • A Different Mirror – Ronald Takaki
  • How to be an AntiRacist – Ibram X Kendi
  • How the South Wont the Civil War – Heather Cox Richardson

Anti-Racist Topic Specifics:

  • Evicted – Matthew Desmond
  • Nobody – Marc Lamont Hill
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W Loewen
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria – Berver Doniel Tatum, PhD
  • The Color of Law – Richard Rothstein
  • Blackballed – Darryl Pinkney
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen

Anti-Racist Lit – Bios, Non-fiction, novels, personal narratives:

  • The Warmth of Other Sons – Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Fire Next time – James Baldwin
  • Malcolm X – Alex Haley
  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Killing Rage Ending Racism – Bell Hooks
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • An American By Marriage – Tayari Jones
  • A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota –
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – James McBride
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
  • The Myth Of Race – Robert Sussman

Anti-Racist Black Feminism Lit:

  • How we Get Free – Keeanga-Yamhtta Taylor
  • Black Feminits Thought – Patricia Hill Collins
  • Ain’t I a Woman Black Women and Feminism – Bell Hooks
  • Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
  • Eloquent Rage – Brittney Cooper
  • In Search of Our Mothers Gardens – Alice Walker
  • Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde
  • Women Race & Class – Angela Y Davis
  • Assata: An Autobiography – Assata Shakur
  • To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe – Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande

Anti Racist Black LGBTQ+ Lit:

  • Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
  • Zami – Audre Lorde
  • Real Life – Brandon Taylor
  • Unapologetic A black, queer, and feminist Mandate for Radical Movements – Charlene A Carruthers
  • No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies – E. Patrick Johnson
  • Since I Laid My Burden Down – Brontez Purnell
  • The Other Side of Paradise – Staceyann Chin
  • No Ashes in the Fire – Darnell L. Moore
  • The Summer We Got Free – Mia McKenzie
  • Black Like Me – John Howard Griffin
  • Rising Out of Hatred – Eli Saslow
  • Black On Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identiy – C. Riley Snorton