The Seven Stones Blog

Anti-Racism Resources

By Seven Stones Leadership

During this time we have been collecting resources to help us all get to work. We will update this blog post as we continue to collect the resources we believe are fitting in this moment.

 

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Here is the list of the resources we use in our work at Seven Stones:

Books:

The 7 Laws of Enough by Gina and Jen

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Mindful of Race by Ruth King

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Heart Talk by Cleo Wade

Waking Up White, and Finding myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

White Like Me by Tim Wise

Access to Power by Julia Kelliher

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Articles:

“The janitor felt invisible to Georgetown students — until one changed his life” | Petula Dvorak

“Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.” | A Boston Globe Spotlight

“Why Diversity Programs Fail” | Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev

“How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror” | Charles M. Blow

 

Resources for Understanding Power and Racism

Books:

A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki

A Life of Being, Doing, and Having Enough by Wayne Muller

Access to Power by Julia Kelliher

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD

Conversations in Black by Ed Gordon

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

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

Heavy: a Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Love and Rage by Lama Rod Owens

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Mindful of Race by Ruth King

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Radical Dharma by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah, PhD

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (novel)

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda V. Magee

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Well, That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

White Like Me by Tim Wise

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

You Can’t Touch My Hair (and Other Things I Have to Explain) by Phoebe Robinson

Podcasts:

“Talking About Whiteness” | Eula Biss speaking with Krista Tippit

“Where Does it Hurt?” | Ruby Sales speaking with Krista Tippit

“Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence” | Resmaa Menakem speaking with Krista Tippit

“Racism, White Privilege, and Healing America” | Reverend Michael Beckwith

Videos and Movies:

“Being nice is not going to end racism” | Dr. Robin DiAngelo

“Conversations with the Wise” | Ruth King

“Deconstructing White Privilege” | Dr. Robin DiAngelo

“Weaponising Tears” | John Amaechi

“Color blind or color brave?” | Mellody Hobson – 15 mins

“Confession Time: Facing my Racism” | Zach Arias

“An ‘unapologetic’ black feminist on accelerating the pace of change” | PBS NewsHour

“The Case for Reparations” | Ta Nehisi Coates – IOP

TED.

“The path to ending systemic racism in the US” | Panel discussion with Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King and Anthony D. Romero

“The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist” | Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

“How you can be an ally in the fight for racial justice” | Deray Mckesson

“Racism has a cost for everyone” | Heather C. McGee

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” | Luvvie Ajayi

“The urgency of intersectionality” | Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

“We need to talk about an injustice” | Bryan Stevenson

Articles and more resource lists:

“5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence” | Showing Up for Racial Justice

“Me & White Supremacy: How to Check Your White Privilege” | Zoe Beaty

Anti-Racism Resources

“How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change” | Barak Obama

“An Ongoing List of Ways to Join the Anti-Racist Fight” | AnOther

“How to Support Protesters in Every City” | Jael Goldfine and Taylor Champlin

“Justice for George Floyd: What to Read and What You Can Do” | Stephanie Eckardt

“#BlackLivesMatter: Here’s Ways You Can Get Involved in the Movement” | The Honey POP

“Why Diversity Programs Fail” | Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev

“Mindful of Race, Transforming Racism from the Inside Out” | Ruth King

“For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies” | Courtney Ariel

“Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not” | Danielle Cadet

“The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today” | Josh Holland

Educational

“National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal” | Smithsonian

Organizations:

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

The Bail Project

Color of Change

Homeboy Industries

National Bail Out

Minnesota Freedom Fund

GirlTrek

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