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Anti-Racism Resources: Home

Resources to help students, faculty, and staff deepen their understanding of the pervasiveness of racism, the experiences of people of color, and what they can do to eliminate racial disparities locally and globally.

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More than 400 years after the first enslaved Africans were brought to the American colonies, many people in the United States have finally reached a moment of widespread awareness of and reckoning with the issue of systemic racial injustice. Achieving racial equality and creating a truly inclusive community requires continuous effort, dialogue, and education. 

Illinois College prides itself on its history as part of the abolitionist movement, and today Illinois College is committed to providing an environment in which all members of the college community will find support for their individual growth and development whatever their race/ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national/geographic origin, language use, socio-economic status, first generation status, veteran/military status, or political ideology (see the full Illinois College Diversity Statement via the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion).

This guide provides resources to help students, faculty, and staff deepen their understanding of the pervasiveness of racism, the experiences of people of color, and what they can do to eliminate racial disparities locally and globally.

Articles to read:

The databases below are also good places to start a search for academic articles focusing on issues of racial justice. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!

Books to read:

Several of these books can already be found at Illinois College's Schewe Library through the Schewe Library Catalog. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide.

Videos to watch:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available at library
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu)
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Available at library or on Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available at library or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  • King in the Wilderness (Peter Kunhardt) — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Stanley Nelson Jr.)
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

More anti-racism resources to check out: