Combating Systemic Racism:
Resources for the Community

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, from So You Want to Talk about Race

Resources

Below you will find a list of resources—submitted by our faculty, students, staff, and alumni—aimed at facilitating discussions, exploration, and learning about race and racism in America. While this list is not exhaustive, it provides a valuable starting point for individuals who wish to expand their understanding. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to share additional resources with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team via MySLC.

Free Resources

Activism, Education, and Mental Health

Books

Artwork

Music

Podcasts

Social Media

Where to Donate

  • The Innocence Project: “Exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.”
  • Black Lives Matter: “A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
  • Brooklyn Bail Fund: “Brooklyn Community Bail Fund is committed to challenging the racism, inequality, and injustice of a criminal legal system and immigration and deportation regime that disproportionately target and harm low-income communities of color.”
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: “Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.”
  • Equal Justice Initiative: “Committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund: “Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space.”

Articles and Papers