• Clarissa Laws

JOURNEY TO ACTIVE ANTI-RACISM

Updated: Jul 27

I've been sharing a lot of content surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement on my Instagram, but I wanted to put some of the resources that I have found helpful on here as well. Becoming actively anti-racist is a journey that is going to require all of us to put in some amount of work, so here are some things that might help:


Anti-Racism Education Websites, Podcasts, Literature and Instagram Accounts:

1. Rachel Elizabeth Cargle (If you can afford it, I highly recommend "The Great Unlearn" course she has written)

2. Black Coffee with White Friends (Browse their site, then follow on social)

3. Ijeoma Oluo (I haven't read it yet, it's on my shelf, but her book, "So You Want to Talk About Race" is supposed to be one of the best.



4. Ibram X. Kendi (#1 New York Times best selling author of "How to be an Anti-Racist." If you are looking for a shorter read, he frequently writes essays on the topic for The Atlantic. He also has an anti-racist baby board book, which is awesome)




5. Ericka Hart (Black, Queer author/speaker/social media activist. Follow her on Instagram (@ihartericka) and check out some of the courses on her website.)






6. Layla the Ancestress (Follow on Instagram, @Laylafsaad)

7. Rachel Ricketts (Check her Racial Justice Resources for some brilliant content.)

8. No White Saviors (One of the best anti-racism podcasts I've found. Also great Instagram account to follow.)


9. From Privilege to Progress (Another awesome social media account to follow. Hoping to one day attend one of their speeches.)










10. Check Your Privilege (Loved the book "Check Your Privilege" and have recently started listening to their podcast.)




11. Attn: White People (One of my favorite Instagram accounts, but check out their other resources as well.)












12. Strong Black Lead (Netflix getting on board. Great resource for diversifying your television content.)




13. Refinery29/Unbothered (I love this site for anti-racism news as well as for celebrating the accomplishments of Black folx)







Obviously, there are THOUSANDS of others and I would love to hear your recommendations! These are just a few that I particularly enjoy and continue to learn from.


XX, Clarissa