Crucial Anti-Racism Resources to Help Us Listen & Learn

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It’s time to engage in uncomfortable conversations, sign petitions, dig into educational resources on racial injustice and donate to anti-racism efforts — because we, like you, are continuously striving to listen, learn and take action. That’s why we’ve curated a list of articles and books to read, podcasts to subscribe to, films and TV series to watch, and activists to follow to help us better educate ourselves and those around us. Together, let’s be a part of the solution and finally make an impact.

ARTICLES

The Death of George Floyd, In Context | Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker
Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for the New York Times
The 1619 Project | The New York Times Magazine
America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us | Adam Serwer for The Atlantic
How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change | Barack Obama on Medium

BOOKS

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

PODCASTS

Seeing White | Scene on Radio
Code Switch | NPR
About Race | Hosted by Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda & Tanner Colby
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast | Hosted by Chevron & Hiba
Intersectionality Matters! | Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

FILMS & SERIES

13th (Ava DuVernay) | Netflix
Dear White People (Justin Simien) | Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) | Amazon Prime Video
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) | Hulu
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) | Hulu

ACTIVISTS

Rachel Cargle
Ibram X. Kendi
Brittany Packnett Cunningham
Austin Channing

DONATE

Smith and Berg Partners donates annually to the NAACP, which supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation and education. We also encourage you to donate to organizations that likewise better the lives of those in your community and across the nation. 

We’re doing our best to listen, educate ourselves and support organizations in every way that we can. And, of course, we hope you’ll share additional resources and change-making donation sites by emailing us at team@smithandberg.com. Let’s join forces and activate real change at last.

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