UNLEARN:

ANTIRACISM RESOURCES

ANTIRACIST: One who is expressing the idea that racial groups are equals and none needs developing, and is supporting policy that reduces racial inequity (How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi). Maybe you are at the start of your antiracist learning. Maybe you have been studying and listening for a long time. Our hope is that there is something here for every white person to learn. We've tried to cite our sources as best we can. If we've made a mistake, please reach out and let us know. 

**Disclaimer: Many of the resources on this page are borrowed from lists and pages that have already done the work. We've linked to them below. Please note, we are not reinventing antiracist ideas. These ideas have been shared, written about, protested, and developed by black voices for decades. We hope to offer another place for white people to go to unlearn racism and learn about antiracism. 

The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it.

Ibram X. Kendi

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Start HERE.

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Artwork by Raychelle Duazo.

BOOKS.

Please use THIS RESOURCE to source books from black-owned book shops.

FOR KIDS.

More Books to Start...

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad 

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 

  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown 

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD 

  • A Kids Book About Racism*

Next Level...

  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

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

  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon 

  • Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 

  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs 

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 

  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga 

  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson 

UNLEARN. RE-EDUCATE.

Resources and Toolkits to help you unlearn racist ideas and ideologies and re-educate yourself, family, and friends with anti-racist knowledge. (When downloading or using these free resources please consider donating to the developers and sources).

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"This course is designed to be an eye-opener and a call to action for those who seek to be allies to Black women." 

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Educational resources for the school and home classroom.

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Workshops, mini-courses, professional developments and more centering around implementing personal social justice action plans, learning about the racist history of the US, white privilege and more.

Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements.

Films + TV Series To Watch 

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent

  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) 

  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO

  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free

  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

  • LA 92

  • Self made 

  • Becoming 

  • The Innocence Files

  • Miss Virginia 

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An all-volunteer alliance of white anti-racist people organizing to challenge racism and work for racial justice in transformative alliance with people of color. This site offers many workshops to learn more about antiracism work.

 What does it mean to   Defund The Police? 

The safest communities in America are places that do not center the police. In neighborhoods where the wealthy, well-connected, and well-off live, there is easy access to living wages, healthcare, quality public education, and freedom from police terror. Divesting in police forces means we can invest in communities.

CLICK HERE for an excellent list of resources and people to follow on Instagram and Twitter compiled by Jenna Arnold.

CLICK HERE for list of resources from Fractured Atlas.

CLICK HERE for a comprehensive google doc of antiracism resources compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein. 

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The NCJA Antiracism Platform

When NCJA began, Black Lives Matter was one of our activism groups that we followed and supported with our voices. Our BLM work has included marching, donating, and volunteering as individuals. We've also promoted and followed March for Black Women San Diego and Black Lives Matter San Diego. We have antiracist leaders among us, whose activism has created and supported the NCJA Antiracism Reading Group and guided us through some stages of un-learning. 

 

Still, is it enough? 

 

The purpose for holding space to discuss antiracism work and the current state of protesting and pushing for reform is to define our work in ways that can lead others to take action and support those groups and individuals who are working toward Black liberation and antiracist learning. 

 

We met together and developed a set of guides and ideas to create the NCJA Antiracism Platform. We hope to

clearly define our antiracist values as it relates to action, both individual and collective.  This will then help us define what the next step is for the NCJA as a whole when comes to the current civil rights unrest.

 

ANTI RACIST PLATFORM + FOCUS 

The NCJA supports and uplifts Black led organizations that focus on Black Liberation, Black Moms, Black Trans Folks, Black Students and dismantling of the school to prison pipeline. Our approach to any of our social justice work will always be through an antiracist lens. 

 

Organizations We Support and Follow are: 

  • March for Black Womxn

  • BLM San Diego

  • NCAAWA

  • NAACP

  • National Bailout Collective

  • San Diego Black Queer Housing

  • National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition

  • Project Aware

We also pledge to continue our work in Antiracist Education; educating ourselves and others.

  • Up-to-date Antiracism Resource Page on our website

  • Holding discussion groups and forums for learning about antiracist ideas and unlearning racism

  • Invite paid speakers of color to engage with our group and community 

  • Attend and pay for attendance to White Privilege Conference

  • Informal lending library of antiracist materials, books, etc.

  • Support antiracist candidates, push other candidates and elected officials to adopt antiracist platforms and legislation, and hold elected officials accountable to their antiracist platforms.

Other actions we hope to accomplish:

Offer a teach-in with bring paid speakers to lead on topics such as Black History 101, U.S History 101, Antiracism and You, authors and public figures of color. We hope to amplify positive images and news from the Black Community on our social media networks. Participate in the Million Letter Campaign, sending letters to Mayors and elected officials to push for antiracist policies and defunding the police.

 

We also pledge to support other organizations that are on an antiracist path, wherever they are starting by recognizing that we work alongside each other doing different parts of dismantling systems of oppression.

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