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Reading and Learning about Anti-Racism: Home

Reading and Learning about Anti-Racism

What is Anti-Racism?

Race does not biologically exist, yet how we identify with race is so powerful, it influences our experiences and shapes our lives. In a society that privileges white people and whiteness, racist ideas are considered normal throughout our media, culture, social systems, and institutions. Historically, racist views justified the unfair treatment and oppression of people of color (including enslavement, segregation, internment, etc.). We can be led to believe that racism is only about individual mindsets and actions, yet racist policies also contribute to our polarization. While individual choices are damaging, racist ideas in policy have a wide-spread impact by threatening the equity of our systems and the fairness of our institutions. To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.

Being antiracist is fighting against racism.  Continue reading from National Museum of African American History and Culture

Board & Picture Books

Link to A is for Activist by Nagara in the catalog
Link to Antiracist Baby by Kendi in the catalog
Link to In Your Hands by Weatherford in the catalog
Link to Let the Children March by Clark-Robinson in the catalog
Link to The Little Bit Scary People by Jenkins in the catalog
Link to The Other Side by Woodson in the catalog
Link to Our Skin by Madison in the catalog
Link to Something Happened in Our Town by Celano in the catalog
Link to We March by Evans in the catalog

Chapter Books

Link to The Jacket by Clements in the catalog
Link to What Lane by Maldonado in the catalog
Link to New Kid by Craft in the catalog
Link to Ghost Boys by Rhodes in the catalog
Link to Armstrong and Charlie by Frank in the catalog
Link to Black Brother, Black Brother by Rhodes in the catalog
Link to Stella by Starlight by Draper in the catalog

Non-Fiction Books

Link to Bringing Up Race by Asika in the catalog
Link to Not my Idea by Higginbotham in the catalog
Link to Resist by Veronica Chambers in the catalog
Link to Sit In by Pinkney in the catalog
Link to Social Justice Parenting by Baxley in the catalog
Link to Stamped by Reynolds Kendi in the catalog
Link to Stamped (for Kids) by Reynolds in the catalog
Link to The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander in the catalog
Link to Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Weatherford in the catalog
Link to Voice of Freedom by Weatherford in the catalog
Link to Was the Cat in the Hat Black? by Nel in the catalog