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Resources on Race, Anti-Racism, and Black Experiences in the United States


"The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it's the only way forward."  --Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race


This guide is a starting point for investigating topics surrounding race, racial relations, and Black experiences and communities in the United States, and for addressing racism and white privilege. It is a starting point and the resources you will find are not meant to be comprehensive.  Uses of this guide may include:

  • finding books, articles, and media (physical and digital) for use in courses
  • locating resources for class research projects; both recommended titles and suggestions for searching in different library collections
  • exploring recommended resources for your personal education on topics of anti-racism and Black history and culture


A group of people gathered outside of the White House hold signs, including ones that read "Black lives matter" and "White silence is violence."

Photo of Black Lives Matter Protest in Washington, D.C., 5/31/2020 by Koshu Kunii on Unsplash