Change Through Education: A Guide to Anti-Racist Materials for Winsor Students

The following is a list of resources the Winsor community can use to become more active anti-racists. In the interest of making it as accessible as possible, many of the materials are available in Winsor’s e-book collection, Sora, which can be accessed by downloading the Sora app and logging in as a Winsor student, as well as the Boston Public Library’s e-book collection, to which all Winsor students have access. Many local libraries will have the books as well. In order to instigate change and become actively anti-racist, the non-Black members of our community must educate themselves on and combat both their internal biases and racism and the systematic racism in America. We ask that all non-Black students, faculty, and other community members take advantage of the wide breadth of materials below. We also encourage community members to bookmark this document put together by members of Sisters and Amnesty for more information on how to help out in the coming days, weeks, and months of protests and demands for much-needed change and to bookmark the dynamic version of this article as we continue to update it with resources we find. Feel free to email any of the Banner Executive Staff if you have a resource you’d like to see included.

Books

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin J. DiAngelo – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge – available through the Boston Public Library

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum – available through the Boston Public Library

Colorblind: A Story of Racism by Jonathon Harris and Anthony Zuiker – available through the Winsor Sora 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi – available through Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins – available through the Boston Public Library, 

Beloved by Toni Morrison – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

Sister Outsider by Audre Lord – available through the Boston Public Library

How to be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie Fleming – available throught the Boston Public Library

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji – check your local bookseller

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele – check your local bookseller

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Foreman Jr. – available through the Boston Public Library

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis – available through the Boston Public Library

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde – check your local bookseller

Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis – available through the Boston Public Library

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin – available through the Boston Public Library

Workbooks

Courageous Conversations About Race by Glenn E. Singleton – check your local bookseller

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad  – available through the Boston Public Library, Winsor Sora

Podcastsavailable on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, anywhere you generally get your podcasts

1619 by Nikole Hannah-Jones, NYTimes

Code Switch by Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji, NPR

Beyond Prisons by Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof

About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge

The System to Protect the Police from The Daily, NYTimes

The Nod by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings

The Stoop by Hana Baba and Leila Day

Still Processing by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris

Scene on Radio (particularly “Seeing White” series) by John Biewen 

Articles

“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Atlantic

“You shouldn’t need a Harvard degree to survive birdwatching while black” by Samuel Getachew (a 17-year-old and the 2019 Oakland youth poet laureate) for the Washington Post 

“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer for The Atlantic

“White People Rioting for No Reason” by Jessica Roy for New York Magazine

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh PDF

“The American Nightmare” by Ibram X. Kendi for The Atlantic

“You Should Be Feeling Miserable” by Rebecca Carroll for The Atlantic

“Why You Should Stop Saying ‘All Lives Matter’” by German Lopez for vox.com

Movie/TV

13th directed by Ava DuVernay – available on Netflix

Get Out directed by Jordan Peele – available to rent wherever you get your movies

The Hate U Give directed by George Tillman – available on Hulu

Selma directed by Ava DuVernay – available to rent wherever you get your movies

Dear White People created by Justin Simien – available on Netflix

Just Mercy directed by Destin Daniel Cretton – available for free for the month of June wherever you get your movies

The Black Power Mixtape directed by Goran Olsson – available to rent wherever you get your movies

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