Anti-Racism Resource Guide: Systemic Racism

Top Marble Picks:

  • "I Am Not Your Negro" (James Baldwin, Documentary)
  • Nobody: Casualties of America‚Äôs War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond (Marc Lamont Hill, Book)
  • Stamped from the Beginning The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi, Book)
  • Code Switch (NPR, Podcast)

Articles

Systemic Racism - Wealth Gap
A Vast Wealth Gap, Driven by Segregation, Redlining, Evictions, and Exclusion...
Lee, Trymaine
2019, The New York Times Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/racial-wealth-gap.html

Systemic Racism - Sports
Colin Kaepernick Refused to Bend to Roger Goodell's Will
Zirin, Dave
2019, The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/colin-kaepernick-tryout/

Systemic Racism - Sports
The Critical Role of Athletes in Fighting White Blindness
Zirin, Dave
2020, The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/george-floyd-athletes/

Systemic Racism - Sports
Black Athletes and the Civil Rights Movement
Zirin, Dave
2020, The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/podcast/society/sports-black-athletes/

Systemic Racism - Health / Wealth Gap
Study: Covid-19 Lockdowns Hit Black-Owned Small Businesses the Hardest
Coleman, Aaron Ross
2020, Vox
https://www.vox.com/2020/6/10/21286759/study-covid-19-lockdowns-black-owned-businesses-hardest-recession

Systemic Racism - Health / Wealth Gap
Coronavirus is Hitting Black Business Owners Hardest
Leatherby, Lauren
2020, The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/18/us/coronavirus-black-owned-small-business.html

Systemic Racism - Health / Wealth Gap
Coronavirus has Widened America's Vast Racial Wealth Gay...
Rushe, Dominic
2020, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/19/coronavirus-pandemic-billioinaires-racial-wealth-gap

Systemic Racism - Health
Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most
Flavelle, Christopher
2020, The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/climate/climate-change-pregnancy-study.html

Of Course There Are Protests. The State is Failing Black People
Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta
2020, The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/opinion/george-floyd-minneapolis.html

Books

Systemic Racism - Wealth Gap
*Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta
2019

Systemic Racism - Indigenous Perspective
Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World
Hogan, Linda
2007

Systemic Racism - Indigenous Perspective
Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
Curtice, Kaitlin B.
2020

Systemic Racism - Health
Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
Roberts, Dorothy
1997

Systemic Racism - Health
*Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Washington, Harriet A.
2008

*The Strange Career of Jim Crow
Woodward, C. Vann
1955

*The Fire Next Time
Baldwin, James
1963

*Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Tatum, Beverly Daniel
2003

Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulneraable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond
Hill, Marc Lamont
2016

Systemic Racism - Education
*The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
Kozol, Jonathan
2006

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Kendi, Ibram X.
2016

Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro
Baldwin, James, & Raoul Peck
2016

Podcasts

*The United States of Anxiety
Wright, Kai
2016, WNYC Studios
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anxiety/season-1

Code Switch
2020, NPR
https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1112190608?mt=2

Snap Judgement
Washington, Glynn
2020, WNYC Studios
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/snapjudgment/podcasts

Videos

What Happened, Miss Simone?
Garbus, Liz
2015, Netflix

Blindspotting
Casal, Rafael, Daveed Diggs, et al
2018

What is Systemic Racism (8 part series)
2015, Race Forward
https://www.raceforward.org/videos/systemic-racism

*How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time
Thurston, Baratunde
2019, Ted
https://www.ted.com/talks/baratunde_thurston_how_to_deconstruct_racism_one_headline_at_a_time

*Highly Recommended