The following resources include direct action steps, readings, and strategies that provide a lens through which to better understand and challenge racism, bigotry and oppression.
Direct Action Resources
This resource guide by Victoria Alexander provides an excellent step-by-step overview of what it takes to adopt an anti-racist lens and put it into daily practice.
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
This list includes many direct actions people can take to interrupt areas of systemic racism and oppression such as within the criminal justice system and local law enforcement agencies
A list of great resources from Stanford University offering direct action items on what you can do right now.
Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness
When black people are killed by the police, “racism” isn’t the right word
If you want to let freedom ring, hammer on economic injustice.
The Conversation We Must Have with Our White Children
Courtney E. Martin, author of The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream offers concrete suggestions to parents about how to raise white children with an awareness of racism, and cultivate their sense of responsibility for challenging it within themselves and the world around them.
White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin DiAngelo’s acclaimed book offers a wealth of tools and mental models that white people can use to unlearn racism and embrace new modes of engaging with people of color.
How to Raise a Black Son in America
This acclaimed TED talk by writer and academic Clint Smith explores the unique challenges inherent in black parenting, as well as some of the broader implications of being black in the United States.
A supplemental list from Stanford offering some more literature about racism and what it means to be an ally.