Anti-Racism Resources

The Shriver Center has compiled a non-comprehensive collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of the history of racism and structural racism, as well as the ways to dismantle systems and become an anti-racist individual and institution.

Here is an evolving collection of anti-racism resources.

History of Racism 

The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee

13th, Netflix

The 1619 Project, podcast and New York Times Magazine

Code Switch, National Public Radio

How to Be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi

Slavery in America, Equal Justice Initiative

Economic Security 

The Racist History of Tipping, Politico

Out of the Shadows: The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights, New York Times Magazine

How Racism Has Shaped Welfare Policy in America Since 1935, The Conversation

Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity, Center for American Progress

The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950, The New York Times

Applying Racial Equity to U.S. Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: SNAP. WIC, and Child Nutrition, Bread for the World Institute

Families and Communities

We Need to Talk About an Injustice, Bryan Stevenson, TED Talk

Abolishing Policing Also Means Abolishing Family Regulation, The Chronicle of Social Change

Black Families Matter: How the Child Welfare System Punishes Poor Families of Color, Dorothy Roberts & Lisa Sangoi, The Appeal

Toward the Abolition of the Foster System, Erin Miles Cloud, The Scholar & Feminist Online

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem

National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, Blog

Reform vs. Abolition, Critical Resistance

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander 


Disparities in Health and Health Care: Five Key Questions and Answers, Kaiser Family Foundation

The US medical system is still haunted by slavery, Vox 

Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust, New York Times

The Pain Gap: How Sexism and Racism in Healthcare Kill Women, Anushay Hossain


The Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic 

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation: How America’s Housing System Undermines Wealth Building in Communities of Color, Center for American Progress

A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America, National Public Radio

Organizational Change

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, Showing Up for Racial Justice (from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups

Law Schools’ Complicity on Racism Must Be Challenged, The Appeal

How to Be Anti-Racist: A Social Worker’s Perspective, The MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California

An Antiracist Approach to Trauma-Informed Lawyering, Lorilei Williams

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization, Crossroads Ministry


America Is Burning, Vanessa Daniel, Groundswell Fund

It’s time we fundraise in a way that doesn’t uphold white moderation and white supremacy, Vu Le, Nonprofit AF

Resources for White People

How To Be A Strong White Ally, Maxwell Boise

White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy, Teaching Tolerance 

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

Allyship 101: What is allyship and what does it mean right now?, Isabella Nuñez

White Women doing White Supremacy in Nonprofit Culture, Heather Laine Talley


The Urgency of Intersectionality, Kimberlé Crenshaw, TED Talk

The Intersectionality Wars, Jane Coaston 

Women, Race and Class, Angela Davis 

Wayward Lives in LA Review of books, Saidiya Hartman 

Borderlands/La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldúa

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

The Overlooked History of Black Disabled People, Rewire News

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