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Get Educated on Race




"Ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." (James Baldwin)


George Floyd's death sent shockwaves across the world, and made audible the cracks of a deeply broken system.


Mediators Beyond Borders International put together a list of resources to help us all get a little more educated on the current crisis in America, which has ripple effects across the world. We also want to thank the organizations doing this important work, those of you taking the time to educate yourselves, and everyone who has made these resources available.

This is not an exhaustive list of resources, but it is a living article that will be updated as events and resources continue to develop. Please be sure to let us know in the comments below if you have other resources you recommend that we can share with others.

Videos to Watch

  1. How To Be An Anti-Racist Ibram Kendi (UC Berkley: Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society)

  2. White Fragility Dr. Robin DiAngelo (Seattle Central Library)

  3. How We Can Make Racism a Solvable Problem, and Improve Policing Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff (TED Talks)


Podcasts to Hear

  1. Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence Resmaa Menakem (On Being)

  2. Decades of Watching Black People Die Code Switch (NPR)

  3. Unmasking the 'Outside Agitator' Code Switch (NPR)



Books to Read

  1. Ruth King: Click Here for Publications

  2. Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out (On Backorder)

  3. Mindful Approaches to Cultural Competency (Click Here)

  4. Ibram Kendi: Click Here for Website

  5. How to be an Anti-Racist (Click Here to Order)

  6. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Click Here to Learn More)

  7. Resmaa Menakem: Click Here My Grandmother's Hands (Click Here to Order)

  8. Robin DiAngelo: Critical Racial and Social Justice Education Click Here White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race (Download the Free Reading Guide)

  9. Tiffany Jana (Learn More) and Michael Baran (Learn More): Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions (Click Here to Order)

  10. Khalil Gilbran Muhammad: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Click Here to Order)

  11. Bryan Stevenson: Equal Justice Initiative (Click Here) Just Mercy (Click Here to Learn More)

Organizations to Support

  1. Black Lives Matter: Sustainable Transformation (Click Here)

  2. Obama Foundation: Anguish and Action (Click Here)

  3. Black Futures Lab: Build Political Power For and In Communities (Click Here)

  4. Black Futures Lab Public Policy Institute: Call for Applications (Click Here)

  5. Center for Policing Equity: We Do Science to Promote Justice (Click Here)

  6. Movement for Black Lives: Mutual Aid Resources (Click Here)

  7. National Black Justice Coalition (Click Here)

  8. Equal Justice Initiative: Racial Justice (Click Here)

  9. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): The Nation's Premier Civil Rights Organization (Click Here)

  10. Transforming the System: Promoting Accountability (Click Here)

  11. National Museum of African American History and Culture: Being Antiracist (Click Here)

  12. Marnita's Table: Radical Hospitality (Click Here)

  13. Where Change Started: Self-Guided Education for Becoming Antiracist (Click Here)

  14. The Opportunity Agenda: Eight Lessons for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racial Justice (Click Here)

  15. Anti-Racist Resource Guide (Click Here for More Resources)

Resources for Kids

  1. Black Lives Matter Instructional Library (Click Here)

  2. The Conscious Kid (Click Here)

  3. Parent Toolkit: How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism (Click Here)

  4. Embrace Race: Diverse Book List for Kids (Click Here)

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