Racial Justice Resources
While one may desire to begin the process of unlearning and unpacking internalized racism, as well as joining in the movement to dismantle white supremacy, we acknowledge that it can be difficult to know where to start.
This list is by no means comprehensive, but please feel free to utilize this list of Resources, Organizations to donate to, as well as some Mental Health resources you can check out as a starting place in your journey! Share with your friends! Cheers to doing the work and starting the conversation.
- Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex
- Why Minneapolis Was the Breaking Point – Wesley Lowery
- The First Step Is Figuring Out What Police Are For – Tracey L. Meares / Tom R. Tyler
- The 1619 Project - Hannah Jones with New York Times Magazine
- Interrupt the Systems: Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility and Anti-Racism
- Public Address on Revolution: Revolution Now – Rachel Cargle
- “Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election” - Angela Davis
- “Black Trans Lives Matter: Movement Pushes for Justice & Visibility Amid “Epidemic” of Violence” - Imara Jones
- An Interview with the Founders of BLM - Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi
- Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Luvvie Ajayi
- The Urgency of Intersectionality - Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw
- Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice – Dr. Megan Ming Francis
- The Danger of a Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- We Need to Talk About an Injustice – Bryan Stevenson
- The Racial Politics of Time – Brittany Cooper
- The Danger of Silence – Clint Smith
- How Racism Makes Us Sick – David R. Williams
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - Beverly Daniel Tatum
- The Racial Divide: Women of Color & White Women – Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jane Elliot
- Robin DeAngelo discusses “White Fragility”
- The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
- Me and White Supremacy (Workbook) By Layla F. Saad
- Black Feminist Thought – Patricia Hill Collins
- Killing Rage; Ending Racism - bell hooks
- Why I am No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
- So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
- Eloquent Rage - Brittany Cooper
- The Body is Not An Apology - Sonya Renee Taylor
- I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin
- Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
- Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought - By Beverly Guy-Sheftal
- Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies - Dick Gregory
- How We Fight For Our Lives - Saeed Jones
- How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
- This Bridge Called my Back: Fourth Edition - Cherrie Moraga & Anzaldua
- Incite! Color of Violence
- Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do - Claude Steele
- White Fragility - Robin Diangelo
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
- The Half Has Never Been Told - Edward B. Baptist
- At the Dark End of the Street – Danielle L. McGuire
- HarperCollins Publishers – A non-comprehensive list of Black Authors and their works represented by HarperCollins
Where to Donate
We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens of sites in highneed jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court.
BALT is committed to building the power of the local Movement for Black Lives. We take our direction from community-organizing groups who are on the ground, and we respect the leadership of local activists. BALT is committed to anti-racist practices and to black leadership. BALT is dedicated to politically-conscious lawyering and to using creative, collective solutions to support the Movement for Black Lives in Baltimore.
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is 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.
Since 2017, Black Visions Collective, has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before us in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. We aim to center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organizations core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns.
Founded by Stacey Abrams, promotes fair elections by bringing voter discrimination to light with education programs and election reform advocacy.
Higher Heights Leadership Fund's work is to elevate Black women's voices to shape and advance progressive policies and to provide opportunities for these women to build their leadership skills, through training programs, civic engagement, and networking opportunities.
Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community. She worked at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic. One month ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her. Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day.
The Louisville Community Bail Fund exists to not only bail out folks, but provide post-release support to get them from jail, fed, and to a situation of safety. LCBF also maintains a focus on preventative measures for those targeted by law enforcement and threatened with incarceration.
The Massachusetts Bail Fund pays up to $2,000 bail so that low-income people can stay free while they work towards resolving their case, allowing individuals, families, and communities to stay productive, together, and stable.
The Freedom Fund remains committed to #FreeThemAll. We say again: it is wrong to cage people, to jail those who are not a risk to themselves or their communities, to imprison those who cannot afford to pay the ransom of bail, and to hold in detention those whose “crime” is being born in a different part of the world.
While we are living in a moment unlike any we have seen before, LDF will continue to work to protect the most vulnerable in our society. During this public health emergency, the fight to defend our civil and human rights has never been more critical. Donate today to help us win landmark legal battles, protect voters across the nation, and advance the cause of racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
To help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.
Los Angeles-based fund helping to pay for legal support, bail, fines, and court fees for arrested protesters in the city, as well as medical bills and transportation for injured protesters, supplies for field medics, and direct support to L.A.’s Black Lives Matter chapter.
Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments.
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
We are on a mission to rid us of mass incarceration, voter suppression, and urban gun violence. Woke Vote is here to challenge politicians that think about neglecting and exploiting our communities. By supporting progressive, righteous leaders and holding them accountable, we are reclaiming power and promoting justice for all.
UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation
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