Anti-Racism: Getting Started

Below you will find a collection of relevant online news articles that help provide background and context on topics such as race, privilege, power, and diversity. This is just a resource, not a map leading to a destination– but help along the way, a strong start.

10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism

By Derrick Clifton : September, 2014 –


21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

By Debbie Irving : 2020 –


America, The House That Slavery Built

By Tasha Williams : June, 2018 – Pacific Standard


Are All White Americans Police Officers?

By Andre Henry : May, 2020 – Medium: Level


The Case for Reparations

By Ta-nehisi Coates : June, 2014 – The Atlantic


Detour Spotting for White Anti-Racists

By Jona Olsson : January, 2011 – Cultural Bridges to Justice


Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book for Social Change Groups

Western States Center : 2003


From White Racist to White Anti-Racist: The Life-Long Journey

By Tema Okun :


Harvard Implicit Bias Assessment

Project Implicit : 2011 – Harvard University


How Black Lives Have Always Mattered: A Reading List

By Joseph E. Peniel : February, 2015 – National Public Radio


Letter from Birmingham Jail

By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : April, 1963 – The Atlantic


A Letter to My Nephew

By James Baldwin : December, 1962 – The Progressive


Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

Equal Justice Initiative


The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of Its Troubles

By Richard Rothstein : October, 2014 – Economic Policy Institute


No-Man’s-Land: Fear, Racism, and the Historically Troubling Attitude of American Pioneers

By Eula Biss : February, 2008 – The Believer


On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-Racist

By Vanessa Willoughby : January, 2020 – School Library Journal


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

By Peggy McIntosh : July/August 1989 – Peace and Freedom Magazine


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

By Reni Eddo-Lodge : May, 2017 – The Guardian