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.
We 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
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide (by Victoria Alexander, MEd)
- Anti-racism resources for White People (by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein)
- Anti-Racism Resource Guide (by Tasha K)
- 97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice (by Corinne Shutack)
Black Owned Bookstores - Please Consider Purchasing from stores on these lists
- Black-Owned Bookstores (list compiled by Vroman’s Bookstore)
- 50 in 50: Black Owned Bookstores Across America (list compiled by Travel Noire)
- Ashay By The Bay: The #1 Black Children’s Bookstore (local Bay Area bookstore)
- Marcus Books Oakland: Oldest Black-Owned Independent Bookstore in the US (local Bay Area bookstore)
Anti-Racist Reading Lists
- An Antiracist reading list (by Ibram X. Kendi for the New York Times)
- The Black Women who Launched the Original Anti Racist Reading List (Washington Post)
- Seven Books About Race to Read to your Children (New York Magazine)
- Do the Work: an Anti Racist Reading List (The Guardian)
- Pegasus Books Anti-Racism Reading List (local Berkeley bookstore)
- Book recommendations about race in America (compiled by Showing Up for Justice Bay Area)
Revolution Books Berkeley (local Berkeley bookstore)
- African American History book list
- Mass Incarceration/New Jim Crow book list
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
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
- How White Parents Can Talk to Their Kids About Race (NPR)
- How to Use Children’s Books to Talk About Race and Racism (PBS)
- Guidelines (by Age) for How to Talk to Your Kids About Race (UNICEF)
UC Berkeley Resources
Student Portal via University Health Services
A collection of resources for Black and Brown students
A collection of resources for Black and Brown faculty members
Black-Owned Restaurants in the Bay Area
- Black-owned eateries in Berkeley and Oakland open for takeout (Berkeleyside)
- Black-owned restaurants, pop-ups, and caterers in the Bay Area (SF Chronicle)