Bee BRAVE Resources
Part of the commitment to evolving is gaining and expanding our knowledge in order to make more informed choices. We can’t afford to live in a world built on the individual self-interest of some. Without community we are vulnerable, and in our society, in order to make meaningful changes we have to face our past, present and many aspects of racism. Being uncomfortable is expected in order to grow, so hang onto your heart!
Experiences, environments and education influence our perceptions and perspectives. People have different interpretations of the information they receive about how to heal racism and we can talk about it forever and never do the work, so be mindful not to get too tangled in the weeds where you shut down, stay indifferent or get paralyzed. Hopefully, there’s something here for everyone. Reminder that each of us, from toddlers to seniors is on our own unique journey with antiracism. No shame. It’s never too late to do the right thing!
There’s an abundance of resources available about racism and antiracism. Here’s some to get you started on or to continue your journey to embrace, perpetuate and live antiracism. The conversation and work continues…so we can move forward in reconciliation, healing the hurt and accepting one another.
Below is a list of suggested readings to help you on your intentional antiracist journey. For your convenience, we’ve provided a link to a bookstore where you can purchase these books. By purchasing from this online bookstore, you are contributing to ethical book shopping!
- How to Be An Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
- Dying of Whiteness – Jonathan Metzl
- Stamped, Racism, Antiracism, and You – Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
- Me and White Supremacy – Layla F. Saad
- How to Raise an Antiracist (Hardcover) – Ibram X. Kendi
- Nice Racism-Robin Diangelo
- Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book a book by W Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz
- 10 Ways To Be Anti-Racist | Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
- About GDEIB : The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks: What We Do: The Centre for Global Inclusion
- White Fragility Book Summary by Robin J. DiAngelo
- White Fragility (Adapted for Young Adults): Why Understanding Racism Can Be So Hard for White People
- The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together – Heather McGhee
- Black Mermaids in Books: A Booklist for Little Readers, Teens, and Adults
- The Best Antiracist Books for Kids – Five Books Expert Recommendations
- “I’m Not A Racist…Am I” Documentary Film Discussion
Websites and YouTube/Videos/AudioBooks
- Racial Equity vs. Equality – Definitions & Differences | United Way NCA
- White Supremacy: Same Dog, Same Tricks-Time to Change the Training | Russell Ellis | TEDxSUNYGeneseo
- 10 Ways To Be Anti-Racist | Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) (umich.edu)
- Robin Diangelo on-Nice Racism
- “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo on the new book “Nice Racism” – Bing video
- Book Discussion: White Fragility and How to Be an Antiracist – Bing video
- 50 years of racism — why silence isn’t the answer | James A. White Sr. | TEDxColumbus
- White Fragility: EXTENDED COVERSATION | Amanpour and Company – Bing video
- White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots | Michael Welp | TEDxBend
- “Fixing Racism – racism is at the root of many of humanity’s evils | Gurdeep Parhar | TEDxStanleyPark” on YouTube
- The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism by John Barnes – Audiobook – Audible.com
- 6 ways to be antiracist, because being ‘not racist’ isn’t enough | Mashable
- UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham: “This Big Old Lie”: Heather McGhee on the Real Cost of Racism on Apple Podcasts
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- Home – California Black Chamber of Commerce | CALBCC
- “Article on Racism, Financial Wealth Gaps and Financial Literacy”
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There will be future updates and contributions to this ongoing list of resources as time goes by.
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