Anti-Racist Resources

Educational Resources on Racism and Inequality

Understanding the context of racism and recent events

Understanding the context of racial inequality that impacts mental health

  • APA Best Practices on working with Black patients

  • APA Mental Health Facts for Black Americans (2017)

Understanding and addressing the social determinants of health that impact mental health

  • Article on improving the health of Black Americans and the overdue opportunity for social justice

  • Video on understanding the social determinants of health and toxic stress

  • Video on the social determinants of toxic stress, specifically race and ethnic toxic stress

  • APA Stress & Trauma Toolkit for treating Black Americans in a changing political and social environment

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Page on Achieving Health Equity – Information about why health equity matters and what you can do to help give everyone a fair shot at being as healthy as they can be.

Ways to take action as an ally or champion for people of color

  • Article on being a white ally through word, actions and power

  • Article on being a white ally for racial justice

  • Community based organizations to partner with: Color of Change, Black Lives Matter, Change Zero, The Innocent Project

Books to Read

  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

  • How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

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