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Anti-Racism Resources

This guide provides links to anti-racism articles, books, web sites, and other resources. Many of these were suggested by the Kent State University community.

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Black Lives Matter

For a significant listing of resources related to this Antiracism guide click to see "Black Lives Matter".

A statement on Black Lives Matter -- "Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize. It started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes....In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive."  --  From the Black Lives Matter web site (July 12, 2020).

Introduction

This guide provides access to articles, books, web pages and resources related to racism and anti-racism. It is meant to serve as a starting point for your own personal research into these topics. We encourage you to deepen your understanding with other resources and viewpoints as these discussions continue to develop.

This guide grew out of discussions during the Shaping A Better Future Town Hall discussion held on 9 June 2020. The Kent State University community suggested many of the readings listed here, and we thank them. This guide is an ongoing work in progress. Some resources may be duplicated or need additional information added. We ask for your patience. This guide will likely evolve in scope and structure. 

Some of the resources here are available freely through University Libraries or the Internet. Some resources may not be immediately available, but please contact your subject librarian to inquire about options for gaining access. 

Books

Web Resources

Anti-Racism Resources