• Christina Le

The Antiracism Library

Updated: Aug 28

Like many of you, I have been on a cycle of awareness, self-reflection, discomfort, and understanding over the last few weeks. I understand this is nothing in comparison to what the Black and Indigenous communities have endured for hundreds of years.

I’m sorry it took so long and such horrifying murders to finally realize and admit that I have been a “non-racist,” that I was adopted into and hid behind the guise of white privilege, and that I have been part of the problem. Now, I embark on a lifelong journey to be an antiracist. I promise to listen, (un)learn, grow, and act for as long as it takes for our society to achieve equity and dismantle racism.

But this is not about me. This is about BIPOC lives.

The purpose of this blog is to start a library of books, media articles, academic papers, podcasts, videos, TV shows, and movies that highlight antiracism and equity. This is a safe place to share what we are reading, listening, and watching to become antiracists. So please, pass along any suggestions.

I hope you join me because only together can we fight the good fight against racism.

With love,




A People's History of the United States - Dr. Howard Zinn

All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward - Tanya Talaga

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to Be an Antiracist - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Inferior - Angela Saini

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor - Layla F. Saad

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present - Robyn Maynard

Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City - Tanya Talaga

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Superior - Angela Saini

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein

The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill

The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities - Frances Henry et al.

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

The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy - Arthur Manuel & Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson

The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power - Desmond Cole

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Media Articles

Dear epidemiology: a letter from two Māori researchers - Drs. Donna Cormack & Sarah-Jane Paine (link)

George Floyd's autopsy and the structural gaslighting of America - Dr. Ann Crawford-Roberts et al. (link)

It's more than racism: Isabel Wilkerson explains America's 'caste' system - Terry Gross & Isabel Wilkerson (link)

Officer who stood by as George Floyd died highlights complex Asian American, black relations - Kimmy Yam (link)

The real secret to Asian American success was not education - Jeff Guo (link)

The unspoken truth - Dailyn Simmons (link)

There have always been two Canadas: in this reckoning on racism, both must stand together for Indigenous people now - Tanya Talaga (link)

Ways to be an ally, from two lifetimes of learning - Pamela Roach & Dr. Amy Tan (link)

What happened to Sarah Exeter - Elaine Liu (link)

White academia: do better - Jasmine Roberts (link)

Academic Papers

In the fight for racial justice, the sidelines are no longer an option - Dr. Tracy Blake (link)

Levels of racism: a theoretical framework and a gardener's tale - Dr. Camara Jones - (link)

The coin model of privilege and critical allyship: implications for health - Dr. Stephanie Nixon (link)


1619 with Nikole Hannah-Jones (link)

DNA of a MAKER with Lilliana Vazquez (link)

Factually! with guest Ellen Wu (link)

Intersectionality Matters! with Kimberlé Crenshaw (link)

The Secret Life of Canada with Leah-Simone Bowen & Falen Johnson (link)

The Warrior Life with Pamela Palmater (link)

This Land with Rebecca Nagle (link)


Rachel Cargle - Coming to terms with racism’s inertia: ancestral accountability, TED talk (link)

Desmond Cole - 'Disarm and defund police' and give money to communities, CBC interview (link)

Kimberlé Crenshaw - The urgency of intersectionality, TED talk (link)

Dr. Tony Iton - Change the odds for health, TED talk (link)

Dr. Camara Jones - A gardener's tale (link)

TV Shows/Movies

Dear White People (Netflix)

Disclosure (Netflix)

I May Destroy You (HBO)

LA 92 (Netflix)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Police, S07E14 (HBO)

The 13th (Netflix)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO) There's Something in the Water (Netflix)


When They See Us (Netflix)


Beyoncé - Lemonade

Childish Gambino - This is America (link)


Dr. Cindy Blackstock

Rachel Cargle

Desmond Cole

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Nikki La'es

Robyn Maynard

Ijeoma Oluo

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Autumn Peltier

Layla F. Saad

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

Ellen Wu

Last updated: August 27, 2020


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