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Anti-Racism Resources

Selected list of resources focusing on anti-racism as it concerns the Black community.

Articles // Letters // Reports

 2021 Silicon Valley Pain Index. (July, 2021). SJSU Human Rights Institute.

The Murder of George Floyd: One Year On: a compilation of editorials and opinion pieces. (May 21, 2021).  New York Times Sunday Review.

Anti-Racism Education in the California Community Colleges. (Fall, 2020). Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. (June 2014). The Case for Reparations. The Atlantic.

Cobb, Jelani. (March 7, 2020). The Matter of Black Lives. The New Yorker.

The Combahee River Collective Statement (1977)*

Garza, Alicia. (October 7, 2014). A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. The FeministWire.

Grundy, Saida. (July 21, 2020). The False Promise of Anti-Racism Books. The Atlantic.

Jackson, Lauren M. (September 4, 2019). What's Missing from "White Fragility". Slate.

King, M.L. (April 16, 1963). Letter from a Birmingham Jail. California State University, Chico.

Melaku, T.M. & Beeman, A. (June 25, 2020). Academia Isn't a Safe Haven for Conversations about Race and Racism. Harvard Business Review.

McCullough, Alishia. (June 8, 2020). The 7 circles of whiteness. Medium.

McIntosh, Peggy. (1988). White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. SEED, Wellesley Centers for Women.

Shutack, Corinne. (September 2020). 103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice. Equality Includes You.

Todd, N.R. & Abrams, E.M. (2011). White Dialectics: A New Framework for Theory, Research, and Practice with White Students. The Counseling Psychologist.

Wing Sue, Derald (2011). The Challenge of White Dialectics: Making the "Invisible" Visible. The Counseling Psychologist.


*The Combahee River Collective was a Black feminist group in Boston whose name came from the guerilla action conceptualized and led by Harriet Tubman on June 2, 1863. The action freed more than 750 slaves and is the only military campaign in American history planned and led by a woman (from Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology by Barbara Smith, 2000).

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The databases below are great for finding background knowledge on current issues: facts and figures, a brief timeline of an issue, pro/con opinions, and names of organizations to gather further information. Each of these databases has unique strengths. Check all to see what they have on your topic.

  • CQ Researcher
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  • Point of View Reference Center

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Pro Con databases listing

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streaming video selection