The Betterment Project

Best Resources to Fight Racism

It’s essential that we educate ourselves on how to be part of the change. In order to dismantle structural, societal and individual racism, here are some resources, organizations to donate to, books and articles to read, film to watch, podcasts to listen to, and a number of other actions you can take.


These resources are by no means exhaustive, there is always more to listen, learn, read, and watch. This is not an issue that stops at the end of a list. Please share any other resources with us to be included.




Black Lives Matter

Black Visions Collective 

Campaign Zero

Color of Change

Fair Fight Action

Equal Justice Initiative

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund


Reclaim the Block

The Bail Project




Register To Vote. 

Find out how to register in your state here.










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13th (Ava DuVernay) 

Dear White People (Justin Simien) 

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) 

American Son (Kenny Leon)

See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol)

12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)


Amazon Prime / Available to rent

I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc)

Queen and Slim (Melina Matsoukas)

Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu)

LA 92 (T. J. Martin, Daniel Lindsay)

Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) 

Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) 

Selma (Ava DuVernay) 

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution 



If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) 

Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) 

The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) 



Systemic Racism Explained





I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Why I’m no longer talking to White People about Race - by Reni Eddo-Lodge

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

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olou

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

On Beauty and White teeth by Zadie Smith

The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas

Beloved by Toni Morrrison

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

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

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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

White Rage - by Carol Anderson

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall



Recognizing and Dismantling Your Anti-Blackness

Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often

Why Feeling Uncomfortable Is So Important

Getting Over Your Fear of Talking About Diversity

Five Charts That Will Change The Way You Think About Racial Inequality

“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 

“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

“Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?”

”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activist

”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag

The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine

The Combahee River Collective Statement

“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox




About Race

1619 (New York Times)

Code Switch (NPR)

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

Seeing White

The Diversity Gap




Black-owned Businesses

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