**List copied from Parkville March for Unity Facebook Page. Compiled by Dr Brian and Christy Smith, Pastor Buzzy LeCluyse, and built upon by other community members.

Following are various resources and recommendations on anti-racism compiled from a variety of sources. This
list is in no way complete, it is a starting point and recommendations for additions are wanted and welcomed.

“How To Be An Antiracist” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
“Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson
“Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad
“So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
“White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
“Heavy: An American Memoir” by Kiese Laymon
“America’s Original Sin” by Jim Wallis
“The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
“An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
“Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter From a Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The Death of Race” by Brian Bantum
“The Very Good Gospel” by Lisa Sharon Harper
“Disunity in Christ” by Christena Cleveland
“Americanah” by Chimanmanda Ngozi Adichi
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
“The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi
18 YA Books to Diversify your Kids’ Bookshelves and Make them Better Allies – Popsugar Family

Antiracism Baby – Ibram X Kendi
A Kids Book About Racism – Jelani Memory
Parent’s Choice Foundation
Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

FOR PARENTS and CHILDREN:Videos, Podcasts and Websites
Systemic Racism Explained – video
CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism – video
Talking About Race Virtual Exhibit – National Museum of African American History and Culture
7 Things to Do When Your Kid Points Out Someone’s Differences, by Rachel Garlinghouse.
Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests, by Laura Markham.
6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children, by Bree Ervin.

Deconstructing White Privilege – Video with Robin DiAngelo
1619 Podcast, The New York Times
Code Switch, NPR
The Problem We All Live With – This American Life
Yo, Is This Racist?
Seeing White
Anti-Racism Resources
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism
work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now.

American Son
Dear White People
See You Yesterday
When They See Us

If Beale Street Could Talk
The Hate U Give

Available to rent
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
Fruitvale Station
I Am Not Your Negro
Just Mercy
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

1619 (New York Times)
About Race
Code Switch (NPR)

The Diversity Gap
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod For The Cause
Pod Save the People

“We Need To Talk About An Injustice,” TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson
26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students by the New York Times
“The urgency of intersectionality,” TED Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Whose Streets?, documentary film

Update 12/1/2021

Educate yourself on Financial Literacy and the Racial wealth gap in the US:


Updated 2/19/2022

From Education Loan Finance:
Scholarship hunting is a tricky yet necessary process for students looking to save money on school. Fortunately, there are many scholarships for African American students that can minimize the out-of-pocket costs of college. To make it easier we created a free in-depth guide with a list of some of the best scholarships for Black students:  Please take a look:


Updated 07/21/2022

It’s an unfortunate truth about the racial profiling by some members of the police that put minorities in dangerous situations sometimes that can result in horrible scenarios. The mission of the Police Brutality Center is to provide help and support for these people and we can also answer any questions or offer guidance for those affected or their families. Check out our advocacy site below:

Police Brutality Center – policebrutalitycenter.org

What’s important to us is providing resources and help for those families that are affected.


Updated 9/30/2023

Social Justice and Anti-Racism in Policing