Racial Justice and Antiracism Resources

Listed below are resources for individuals, funders, and nonprofits to educate themselves on racial justice and the goals of the antiracism movement, with a focus on black feminist voices and intersectionality.

Black Feminist Perspectives

The Unbearable Grief of Black Mothers”

K. Crenshaw and A.J. Ritchie, AAPF and CISPSSay Her Name Report

Black Women Radicals, “Black Feminist Perspectives on COVID-19: A Reading List”

Dr. Brittney Cooper, TIME, “Why Are Black Women and Girls Still an Afterthought in Our Outrage Over Police Violence?” 

Keisha N. Blain, The Atlantic, “The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment”

Dr. Kaye Whitehead, The Afro American, “I Come From a Long Line of Angry Black Women”

Intersectionality

Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics”

Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color”

Combahee River Collective Statement

Intersectionality Matters!  A podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Janell Hobson, Ms. Magazine, “Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on Getting Intersectionality Right”

Audre Lorde, Poetry Foundation

 Shani Ealey, Women’s Foundation of California, “Why We Need an Intersectional Policy Agenda!”

Allyship

Chandra White Cummings, Washington Post, “We Need More White Parents to Talk to Their Kids About Race, Especially Now”

Act.tv “Systemic Racism Explained” 

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi at the University of Florida, “Stamped from the Beginning”

Nicole Rovine, Cornell Daily Sun, “Engage In Non-Optical Allyship For Black Lives Matter”

Courtney Connley, CNBC, “5 Ways to Start Being a Better Ally for your Black Coworkers”

The Representation Project, “5 Antiracism Children’s Books”

“We Must be in it for the Long Haul,” Black Foundation Executives Request Action by Philanthropy on Anti-Black Racism

“Grant Making With a Racial Equity Lens,” Grant Craft and the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

Books

 Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie

Wellness Resources for Black Individuals and Communities

COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support

Low Cost Mental Health Services for Black Women and Community Wellness

Financial Assistance for Black and Brown Women and Girls Seeking Therapy

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Find Racially Informed Therapy Providers 

Donate to Racial Justice Organizations

African American Policy Forum

Audre Lorde Project

Black Mama’s Matter Alliance

Black Women’s Blueprint

California Black Women’s Health Project

Black Youth Project 100

Time for a Change

Free Black Mamas

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Race Forward

Red Women Rising

Equal Justice Initiative 

MPower Change

National Black Women’s Justice Institute

RAICES

Sister Song

She the People

Women of Color Network, Inc.

Support Black Businesses

Pyramid Art Books & Custom Framing

Shades of Afrika

Eso Won Bookstore

Reparations Club

Malik Books

Ashay by the Bay

Old Capitol Books

Underground Books

Mahogany Books