Anti-Racism Educational Resources


Multicultural Student Services has compiled a wide variety of social justice and anti-racism learning materials. The following database of anti-racist educational material, although not exhaustive, includes a diverse array of media to engage with - from books to podcasts to webinars to community specific resources, please utilize this space to explore and expand your knowledge regarding anti-racism.  

Anti-Racism Educational Resources

  • Social Justice Resource Database
    • Master database of social justice educational material including anti-racist work. The material is for anyone who wants to learn/unlearn and decolonize their mind about various topics 
  • Darden Allyship Starter Pack: Books 
    •  A list of anti-racism education books for allies curated by the UVA Darden School of Business Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
  • An Antiracist Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi
    • Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage. Contains a list of book recommendations categorized by various topics related to anti-racism 
  • 1619 by the New York Times  
    • “1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. For more information about the series, visit
  • Code Switch from NPR 
    • What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
  • Intersectionality Matters! from The African American Policy Forum 
    • Intersectionality Matters!, a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory, is an idea travelogue that brings the concept of intersectionality to life by highlighting the work of leading activists, artists, and scholars, exploring the hidden dimensions of some of today’s most pressing issues, and helping listeners understand politics, the law, social movements, and even their own lives in deeper, more nuanced ways. 
  • Throughline from NPR
    • The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world. 
  • Cite Black Women
    • This bi-weekly podcast features reflections and conversations about the politics and praxis of acknowledging and centering Black women’s ideas and intellectual contributions inside and outside of the academy through citation.  
  • Pod Saves the People
    • On Pod Save the People, DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson and De’Ara Balenger. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.
Articles & Short Readings
  • Under the Blacklight Series by the African American Policy Forum 
    • Though Coronavirus  did not create the stark social, financial, and political inequalities that define life for many Americans, it has made them more strikingly visible than any moment in recent history. Moderated by Kimberlé Crenshaw, AAPF’s “Under The Blacklight”  series seeks to interrupt the narratives, political decisions, and histories that serve as the conditions of possibility for COVID-19’s destruction.
  • SpeakOut Speaker Series  
    • Speak Out - The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture is a national non-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers young people to become activists for social justice. Committed to social, political, cultural, environmental and economic justice, Speak Out encourages critical and imaginative thinking about domestic and international issues through artistic and educational forums nationwide.
  • What Matters by Black Lives Matter
    • What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world. 
  • Vox: Missing Chapter
    • In the new Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation.
Additional Anti-Racist Resource Databases
  • Learning Resources by UVA’s Diversity Council & the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
    • In partnership with members of UVA’s Diversity Council, the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has have created a hub of resources for learning more about diversity, equity, and inclusion. These resources are open to all, and many of them are free to use.
  • Anti-racism resources for white people 
    • This database intends to as a resource to white people and parents to deepen anti-racism work. 
  • Justice in June 
    • This document includes guidelines for consistent anti-racism education for those who are looking for a starting place in their learning. Individuals can choose how much time they have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community and then prompts them with learning resources and a schedule of what to do with that time each day.  

Community Specific Anti-Racism Educational Resources

Anti-Racism Resources within Hispanic/Latinx Communities
Recursos en Español
Anti-Racism Resources within Native/Indigenous Communities

Black & Native Indian Solidarity; articles, podcasts, webinars, documentaries 

Anti-Racism Resource within APIDA Communities
Anti-Racism Resource within Middle Eastern/North African Communities
Anti-Racism Resources within the LGBTQ+ Community
Community Organizations/Resources