Radical Allyship

This is an ever-evolving list. As I get more resources, this page will be updated! Thanks!


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Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin J. DiAngelo

Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

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

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Fire This Time bu Randall Kenan

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward Baptist

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, From Womb to Grave, in the Building of A Nation by Diana Ramey Berry

Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas Sugrue

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis

Cold War and Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy

Too Heavy A Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 by Deborah G. White

When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula Giddings

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Kai Hinton

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Roots by Alex Haley

North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 by Leon F. Litwack

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Give us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

Antiracism by Alex Zamalin

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism & Engage Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh

The Wellbeing Handbook for Overcoming Everyday Racism: How to be Resilient in the Face of Discrimination and Microagressions by Susan Cousins

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda Magee

The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace

Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude

Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir by Charles M. Blow

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Sadd

My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge’s Police Torture Ring and Death Row by Ronald Kitchen

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell L. Moore

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay Mckesson

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement: My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox

So You Wanna Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (white) America by Morgan Jerkins

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe

This Book is Anti-racist by Tiffany Jewell

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Movies and TV

The Hate U Give

Just Mercy


Let It Fall

When They See Us

Get Out


I Am Not Your Negro


Whose Streets

Fruitvale Station

American Son

Save The Last Dance

The Central Park Five

A Class Divided

Do The Right Thing

I Am Not Your Negro

12 Years A Slave

If Beale Street Could Talk

Mississippi Burning

Dear White People


The Cosby Show (okay….hear me out. I understand Bill Cosby is trash, but there are many other actors and creators involved in this show. It was also one of the first shows to display a financially flourishing Black family in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Worth adding to my list)

Malcolm X


LA 92

Rodney King

The Help


Resources for Kids and Teens (and parents)

Some of the other lists may have kid and teen appropriate things. Use your parental discretion 🙂

To Read

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz

Skin Again by bell hooks

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

This Promis of Change by Jo Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council and Carolyn Choi

To Watch

The Hate U Give


Dear White People

Hidden Figures

New York Times Mini-Films


Social Media and Public Figures

Rachel Cargle

Ibram X. Kendi

Nikkolas Smith

Charlene Carruthers

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Ally Henny

Candace Andrews


Still Processing

Seeing White

Code Switch

Jemele Hill is Unbothered

Hear to Slay

Pod Save the People

The Appeal

Justice in America

Brene Brown with Ibram X.Kendi

Come Through

The Kinswomen

Webinar References







A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters

















Criminal Justice Fact Sheet


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