Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resources

Resource List provided by the B.S.S.N.

Want to purchase these books? Here are some great resources:

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Learn the basics.


killing rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Supremacy and Me by Layla Saad

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson, and Syrus Marcus Ware

They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up by Eternity Martis

You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho -

Ask a Black Dude by Gabriel Green -

All Lives Matter, 1800s Edition by Anthony McPherson -

The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi -


White people say they want to be an ally to Black people. But are they ready for sacrifice? by Kelsey Smoot -

Black Lives Matter: four lessons in white allyship from the South African anti-apartheid movement by Leonie Fleischmann and Matthew Graham -

How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism (Teen Vogue) -


Anti-Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists -

Black Lives Matter Canada -

Standing Up For Racial Justice (Toronto) -

Canadian Anti-racism Network -

Get deeper into theory.


In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by bell hooks

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks


New Cartographies: Power to the Young People by Ashley Marshall -

Who Is a Settler, According to Indigenous and Black Scholars by Ashley-Rae Thomas -

The Sociology of Racism by Matthew Clair and Jeffrey S. Denis -


How to talk about anti-racism by the Art Gallery of Ontario -

The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberlé Crenshaw-

Understand police/prison abolitionism.


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

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

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture by Angela Davis

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Assassination of Fred Hampton by Jeffrey Haas


How I Became a Police Abolitionist (The Atlantic) -

Reckoning with Violence by Michelle Alexander (The New York Times) -

11 Things You Can Do To Help Black Lives Matter End Police Violence (Teen Vogue) -


13th (Ava DuVernay)

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)

Understand economic issues and reparations


The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates -

When They Steal Your Land, They Steal Your Future by Todd Lewan and Dolores Barclay -

Black Wealth Cratered Under Obama by Matt Bruenig –

A Wealth Tax for Canada? By Daniel Tencer -


Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by William A. Darity Jr and A. Kirsten Mullen

Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations by Roy L. Brooks

Learn about prominent Black figures and movements.


The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X

Assata by Assata Shakur

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. edited by Clayborne Carson

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin

The Hanging of Angélique by Afua Cooper

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois


Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack)

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Stanley Nelson)

I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin, Raoul Peck)

Explore issues in policy-making and the media.


The Majority of Canadians Support a Green New Deal -

Liberals' C51 Reform, C59, weakens journalism -

'Journalism while brown': Why Sunny Dhillon quit The Globe and Mail

CBC wrong to fire reporter who told news site he was forced to delete tweet critical of Don Cherry: arbitrator -

Desmond Cole’s Decision to Leave the Toronto Star Suggests a Double Standard on Activism -