Resource list

In this online list, the IARA team has assembled some of the most impactful — and practically helpful — resources for antiracist change work. Whether you’re on the lookout for best practices or seeking historical context, this list can be a starting point. Keep scrolling for our favorite books, articles, podcasts, and more.

Book recommendations

How to be an antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi

The condemnation of Blackness
By Khalil Gibran Muhammad

White fragility
By Robin Diangelo

Just Mercy
By Bryan Stevenson

The Broken Heart of America
By Walter Johnson

The Color of Law
By Richard Rothstein

Black Liberation
By Keeanga Yamatta-Taylor

The new Jim Crow
By Michelle Alexander

The fire next time
By James Baldwin

One person, no vote
By Carol Anderson

Never caught
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Charleston Syllabus

Edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams and Keisha N. Blain

Poverty, by America
By Matthew Desmond

Rich white men
By Garrett Neiman

Article recommendations

1619 Project, New York Times Magazine, ed. Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Race, Robin DiAngelo

The Coronavirus was an Emergency Until…, Adam Sewer

Don’t Understand What You’re Seeing? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The Minneapolis Uprising in Context, Elizabeth Hinton

For anyone working with children:

Because several folks keep asking for a reading list for children, Vazquez and Jones

Podcast recommendations

Some of my Best Friends Are…
Hosted by Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad (IARA Director) and Ben Austen

Hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones from the New York Times

Untying Knots
Hosted by Erica Licht (IARA Research Project Director) and Nikhil Raghuveera

Come Through with Rebecca Carroll
Hosted by Rebecca Carroll

About IARA

The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project uses research to advance antiracism as a core value and institutional norm.