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Anti-Racist Resources for Learning

Before diving into Anti-Racist resources, it is important to understand the ways in which White supremacy manifests in different spaces, dialogues, and actions. The image below provides examples of Overt vs Covert White supremacy. For more information please check this blog out.

What is White Supremacy?

The belief or theory that White people are superior to other people, and should therefore have greater power, authority, or status. Also; a social system based on or perpetuating the political, economic, and cultural dominance of White people (OED).

  • The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
    This institute is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation. They lead an Undoing Racism workshop and provide several resources including a selection of anti-racist literature found here.
  • U-M Rackham Anti-Racism Resources
    Hyperlinked is a list of resources provided by U-M Rackham Graduate School for those seeking to increase their knowledge, awareness and understanding of DEI and anti-racism frameworks. The list includes books & articles, organizations, social media, films and television series, podcasts, music, apps and more.
  • U-M Library Anti-Racism Guide Introduction
    This research guide focuses on anti-racism within the context of Southeast Michigan. It is curated and maintained by a group of U-M Library staff committed to anti-racism work.
  • An AntiRacist Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi
    Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
    SURJ provided political education, toolkits, and other resources for those wanting to learn more
  • 7 ways Non-Black People of Color Perpetuate Anti-Blackness
    Communities of color sometimes fail to examine their own problematic behavior towards each other, especially towards the Black community. This article dives into an exploration of such behaviors, as well as suggestions for remedy and engagement in self-reflection.
  • MESA’S 10 Ways to Be Anti-Racist
  • White Ally Toolkit
    The White Ally Toolkit/Ally Conversation Toolkit helps white anti-racism allies do their part in the fight against racism. Visit the webpage to learn about their methods and sign up for their newsletter.
  • How To Be An Ally
    This instagram story has information about how to be an anti-racist ally rather than a non-racist. Click on the resource to learn about the difference between the two.
  • Office for Health Equity & Inclusion
    U-M Michigan Medicine’s compiled a list of support resources to help individuals, teams and departments fight racism; at the end of the page you will find a discrimination conversation tool.

Our DEI Office’s Bookshelf

  • Towards Humanity: Shifting the culture of Anti-Racist Organizing by Tawana Petty
  • Separated: Family and Community in the aftermath of an immigration raid by William Lopez
  • Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • When they call you a terrorist: A Black Lives Matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  • Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble
  • Booklist from the Beyond White Conference
  • U-M Press Action-Oriented Books on DEI

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