Resources Against Racism

This page offers a number of resources to help newcomers to the discussion on racism begin to learn about and reflect on the variety of related issues. This list is not all encompassing, but something to get you started. As a humanist, it’s your responsibility to better understand the world you are a part of and the role you play in making it better.


  • Racial bias – implicit biases, that are part of our subconscious due to cultural programming, about behaviors we associate with the external biological features we connect with the social construct of race.
  • Racist acts – to act on racial biases whether consciously or unconsciously (e.g. crossing the street from a group of black people, calling the cops on black men in a gym or a black man in a park, different customer service standards, racial profiling, etc.).
  • Racist – A person who is prejudiced against or antagonistic toward people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.
  • Individual racism – the personal belief that groups of humans possess different behavioral traits corresponding to physical appearance and can be divided based on the superiority of one race over another.
  • Institutional or systemic racism – the existence of systematic policies or laws and practices that provide differential access to goods, services and opportunities of society by race.
  • Racial discrimination – “any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin that has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.” – 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • White Fragility – a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.
  • White privilege – having greater systemic access to power and resources than people of color.


Systemic Racism Video
Segregation and Systemic Racism in Housing

Logical Fallacies and Racism:

Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

More anti-racism resources to check out: