Anti-Racism Resources Page

In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist - Angela Davis


In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Brionna Taylor, Philando Castile, Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Shukri Ali Said, Tamir Rice, DeCynthia Clements, Trayvon Martin and other African Americans, a local, national and international movement has arisen, giving a new voice to long-standing demands for justice, equality, and an end to state-sanctioned violence against African Americans - and all people of color.
As Angela Davis so clearly states, it’s not enough to be non-racist.
must educate ourselves on the deep, enduring harms of racism,
challenge ourselves to grow as individuals, and become active anti-racists

Resource Guides and Articles

Black Owned Bookstores - Please Consider Purchasing from stores on these lists

Anti-Racist Reading Lists

Organizations Advocating for Black and Brown Lives (all accept donations)

  • Anti-Police Terror Project
    Working to end police terror in communities of color 
  • Black Organizing Project
    Local organizing group working towards racial, social, and economic justice in Oakland.  
  • Black Lives Matter Bay Area
    Our local chapter of Black Lives Matter 
  • YWCA of Berkeley and Oakland
    Offer educational programs for all students with the goal of eliminating racism and creating opportunity. 
  • Ella Baker Center
    Organize with Black, Brown, and low-income individuals to divert resources away from prisons and carceral punishment and towards community-centered strategies for safety and health. 
  • People’s Breakfast Oakland
    Grassroots organization providing healthcare services, bail assistance, food support, and other services to Bay Area community members. 

Podcasts About Race and Racism

  • Code Switch (NPR)
    Examines how race impacts every part of society, from music to history to politics, and everything in between
  • The Stoop
    San Francisco Bay Area journalist Hana Baba and New York/San Francisco-based reporter Leila Day focus on what it means to be black and how we can talk about blackness
  • Seeing White (Scene On Radio from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University)
    Focuses on the history of whiteness in America and the place of white Americans in society today
  • Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
    Features discussions with local and national leaders about a variety of topics, including news, culture, social justice, and politics 

How to Talk About Race with Your Kids

UC Berkeley Resources

Black-Owned Restaurants in the Bay Area