There are a plethora of resources available that provide research, guidance, advocacy, and community for those seeking to contribute to ending racism and other forms of oppression. This is not a comprehensive list. My intent is to provide links to resources that may help you take the next step toward finding your own unique anti-racist voice, beginning with the resources that we provide directly.
Delta Developmental, LLC is a full-service consulting firm with a demonstrated commitment to, and focus on, dismantling systemic racism and intersecting oppressions and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through leadership development, coaching, and advising. Dr. McManus serves as an Associate, focused on advising leaders in P-12 and higher education on anti-racism and inclusive excellence.
NAL Speakers provides speakers on topics related to anti-racism and inclusive excellence, including Dr. McManus. Nicole Anderson Legacy Speakers (NAL Speakers) is a Black woman owned speakers bureau that provides access to a diverse cadre of thought leaders on a wide range of critical topics.
The White Privilege Conference, WPC is the premier conference on racism and white privilege, and is open to everyone. It is unique in that it is not aligned with any particular sector or profession, bringing together community leaders, activists, educators, and individuals from every sector. It also includes a parallel student conference, which merges with WPC on the final day. This provides a rich environment where participants are challenged, encouraged, supported, and pushed toward action beyond the conference.
The Facing Race Conference is a national conference which is open to all. The conference focuses on racial justice in policy, institutions, and culture. The conference brings major speakers and actively promotes learning, sharing resources, building relationships, and collaboration on action beyond the conference.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) is the leading conference on issues of race and ethnicity for college and university educators and students. While the conference is sector specific, this gives educators the opportunity to dig deeper into how they can disrupt and dismantle systemic racism within higher education, and how to advance inclusive excellence in all aspects of higher education – from policy to curriculum and pedagogy, student affairs to community engagement.
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together – Heather McGhee
The 1619 Project – Nicole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times
The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health – Rheeda Walker
How To Be An Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories – Eddie Moore, Jr.
We Make the Road by Walking – Miles Horton and Paulo Friere
Race After Technology – Ruha Benjamin
Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen
Rich Thanks to Racism – Jim Freeman
They Were Her Property – Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do – Claude M. Steele
Race Matters – Cornel West
A Collar in My Pocket: The Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise – Jane Elliott
Uprooting Racism – Paul Kivel
The Myth of Race: The troubling persistence of an unscientific idea – Robert Wald Sussman
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Raising Antiracist Kids – Rebekah Gienapp
Critical Race Theory: The key writings that formed the movement – Kimberle Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller, and Kendal Thomas
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Fatigue – Mary-Frances Winters
The Racial Healing Handbook – Anneliese A. Singh
Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom – Derecka Purnell
The Worst First Day: Bullied While Desegregating Central High – Euridice Stanley, Elizabeth Eckford of the Little Rock Nine, and Grace Stanley
The Diversity Calling: Building Community One Story at a Time – The DiCE Group (Including chapter from Joe-Joe McManus)