BE AN ALLY

BE AN ALLY

I feel its important that no matter how big or small your platform is, if you have a voice, you should use it. I hope to create a space with as many helpful resources as possible, so that everyone can be informed, educated and know how they can also be the face of change. I’ve highlighted some of the best books, movies, documentaries and more below. The last section is a more robust list of resources that I will continue to add to over time. I would love to hear your suggestions for added resources. I hope this is helpful, and remember to love one another.

WATCH & LEARN

movies & documentaries

13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system

When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five

The Hate U Give, a film based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas

Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama

American Son, a film about an estranged interracial couple waiting for their missing son

The 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley

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resources for kids

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

The Colors Of Us by Karen Katz

“Talking About Race.” Helpful resources from the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Hidden Figures, a film about the brilliant African American women of NASA

Remember the Titans, story of a newly-integrated football team

These 26 New York Times mini-films for students

project from Harvard University about implicit bias

Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside.

 

~ Coco Chanel

growing list of resources

Vote.org – Check your registration, register to vote, find your polling place, complete the 2020 Census, and more…

Vote 411 – See what’s on your upcoming ballot, learn about upcoming debates, register to vote, and more…

Rock the Vote – Find out how you can become involved, find state specific voting information, and more…

BallotPedia – Get a sample ballot to review your choices before you vote.

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  • Me and White Supremacy, by Layla Saad
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nahesi Coates
  • Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • How to Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi  
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarnation in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, by Paul Kivel
  • Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving
  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, by Tim Wise
  • Witnessing Whiteness, by Shelly Tochluk
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, by Robin Diangelo
  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, by Andrea Ritchie
  • killing rage: Ending Racism, by bell hooks
  • When They Call You a Terrorist, by Patrisse Cullors
  • Eloquent Rage, by Brittany Cooper
  • Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, by Charlene A. Carruthers
  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  • 1619 (NY Times Podcast)
  • Code Switch (NPR)
  • Show About Race (Panopoly)
  • Intersectionality Matters! (Kimberlé Crenshaw)
  • Momentum: A Race Forward (Color Lines)
  • Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
  • Fare of the Free Child (Raising Free People)
  • Small Doses (Amanda Seales)
  • Therapy for Black Girls (Dr. Bradford)
  • Seeing White: Scene on Radio (Podcast series on whiteness)
  • Talking about Whiteness (Eula Bliss, On Being)
  • The Read 
  • The Nod