Resources for People of Color to Heal & Cope
Related Articles & Literature
- Family Care, Community Care and Self Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma
- Self Care for people of color after psychological Trauma
- New York Association Of Black Psychologist
- Association of Black Psychologists Directory
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- Inclusive Therapists
- LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color Directory
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Therapy for Black Men
- The Asian Mental Health Project
- Behavioral Health Division of the Indian Health Service
- Black Men Health
- Black Mental Health Alliance
- Black Mental Wellness
- Black Women’s Health Imperative
- Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
- Brother You're on My Mind
- Dear Black Women Project
- Ebony's Mental Healthy Resources by State
- Liberate Meditation
- The Loveland Foundation
- Melanin and Mental Health
- My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem
Actor → Ally → Accomplice: Who do you want to be?
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice Moving from Actor → Ally → Accomplice
What to Read
Frederick Douglass | July 5, 1852
- The Law Isn’t Neutral
- Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?
- I’m Black. My Mom Is White. This Is The Talk We Had To Have About George Floyd’s Killing.
- The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying
- Raising Race-Conscious Children
- GWS Gazette Spring 2021
- The Gazette is a student-produced newsletter of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. The student editors uphold the GWS department’s commitment to feminism that is antiracist, anti-colonialist and gender inclusive. We stand in solidarity with those who struggle against injustice.
- Equal Justice Initiative:
- Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus, JSTOR Daily
- Becoming an Anti-Racist White Ally: How a White Affinity Group Can Help, UPenn
- Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History & Culture
- Anti Racism; Racism: The Challenge of Dismantling Lies in the Dilemma of Definition, Dr. Michelle M Cromwell, The Encyclopedia of Diversity, and Social Justice, pg.64–69.
- Waking Up White, Debby Irving
- Playing the Race Card: Exposing White Power and Privilege, George J. Sefa Dei, Leene Luke Karumanchery, and Nisha Karumanchery-Luik
- White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
- They Were Her Property, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
- Biased, Jennifer Eberhardt
- Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, David Zucchino
- Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, Jerry Mitchell
- The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
- Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde
- Race Matters, Cornel West
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum
- The Autobiography of Malcom X, Alex Haley
- Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America, Jennifer Harvey
- Medical Apartheid, Harriet A. Washington
- Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine
- Brutal Imagination, Cornelius Eady
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown
- Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon
- My Time Among The Whites, Jennine Capó Crucet
- I’m Still Here, Austin Channing Brown
- So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
- Stamped From the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
- White Rage, Carol Anderson
- Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, Derald Wing Sue
- Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
- Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School, numerous authors
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams
- Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
- It’s Not About the Burqa, Mariam Khan
- Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
- Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Heavy: An American Memoir, Kiese Laymon
- The Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
- Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice, Sherwood Thompson
- The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
- The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
- The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
- Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, Claude M. Steele
- An American Marriage, Tayari Jones
- The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein
- Uprooting Racism, Paul Kivel
- Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, Pamela Newkirk
- The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice, Fania Davis
- Black Food Geographies, Ashanté M. Reese
- Race for Profit, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality, Thomas M. Shapiro
- The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran
- The Strange Career of Jim Crow, C. Vann Woodward (Martin Luther King Jr. called this “the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement.)
- Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, Marc Lamont Hill
- Warriors Don’t Cry, Melba Pattillo Beals
What to Watch
- I am Not Your Negro
- Two Black Men A Week
- Back To Natural
- The Kalief Browder Story
- Whose Streets?
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
- When They See Us
- Malcom X
- Just Mercy
- Do the Right Thing
- Higher Learning
- Fruitval Station
- American Son
What to Listen To
- Can one person change the criminal justice system?, Katie Couric Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, and Bryan Stevenson about Just Mercy
- Still Processing, a New York Times culture podcast with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morrison
- Seeing White, a Scene on the Radio podcast
- Code Switch, an NPR podcast tackling race from all angles
- Jemele Hill is Unbothered, a podcast with award-winning journalist Jemele Hill
- Hear To Slay, “the black feminist podcast of your dreams,” with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom
- Pod Save The People, organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett, Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith III
- The Appeal, a podcast on criminal justice reform hosted by Adam Johnson
Justice In America, a podcast by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith on criminal justice reform
- Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi, a podcast episode on antiracism
Who To Follow
- Angela Davis
- Black Lives Matter — Black Lives Matter is a movement calling for action and response to anti-Black racism. It’s also an excellent resource for political action steps and organized peaceful protest information. Find your local chapter to get involved, sign petitions, listen to their podcast “What Matters,” and donate to help the movement end state-sanctioned violence.
- Rachel Cargle — As an academic, writer, and lecturer, Rachel Cargle explores the intersection of race and womanhood on her public platforms. In addition to following her social accounts, support her on Patreon, where she continues her dedication to facilitating unlearning.
- Ijeoma Oluo — Ijeoma Oluo is the New York Times bestselling author of “So You Want To Talk About Race,” whose work focuses on race and identity, feminism, mental health, and more. In addition to writing, she hosts classes on Patreon starting at $5 a month for limited access, and for up to $70 for full access.
- Blair Imani — Historian and advocate Blair Imani’s work centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. She’s written two books (“Modern HERstory” and “Making Our Way Home”) and is preparing to launch a 10-week anti-racism course, as well as a podcast called “America Did What.” Subscribe to her on Patreon for access.
- Ibram X. Kendi — Ibram X. Kendi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author whose works include “The Black Campus Movement,” “Stamped From The Beginning,” and “How To Be An Antiracist.” He is also the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center—be sure to follow along there for new research and events.
- The Conscious Kid — If you’re wondering how to talk to your children or students about race and racism, The Conscious Kid offers books, resources, and tips for hosting the conversations. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit also goes further on its Patreon, where you can become a monthly contributor for $5 or $10. (If you have limited resources, there is a more accessible pricing tier.)
- Brittany Packnett Cunningham — The co-founder of Campaign Zero and co-host of “Pod Save The People,” Brittany Packnett Cunningham’s voice spans across many mediums. Follow her on social for real-time leadership and education, listen to the podcast, and donate to Campaign Zero to support its mission to end police violence nationwide.
- Layla F. Saad — After Layla F. Saad led the “Me and White Supremacy” challenge on Instagram, she turned her work into a bestselling book by the same name. Saad’s work is dedicated to becoming a good ancestor for the generations to come through healing and liberation. Pay for her work on Patreon, listen to her podcast, and invest in her masterclasses, which include lessons on allyship and how to end white centering in BIPOC-only spaces.
- Ericka Hart — Ericka Hart is a sex educator and cancer survivor who challenges anti-Blackness in medicine, academia, fashion, and everywhere else it shows up. Purchase Ericka’s courses on gender and racial and social justice and listen to her on “Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast.”
- Rachel Ricketts — Rachel Ricketts is a racial justice educator, lawyer, healer, speaker, and author. She offers online courses on spiritual activism (that you can purchase and watch on-demand), resources on grief and anti-racism, and monthly newsletters. Support her work via Patreon, her shop, or directly via PayPal.
- No White Saviors — To understand that anti-racism work is essential worldwide, No White Saviors is a platform based in Uganda that challenges the White Savior Complex (WSC) and centers and uplifts African people. It identifies and provides critical feedback around the WSC and dismantles harmful systems through public and legal action. You can support the work on Patreon.
- Austin Channing Brown — The author of “I’m Still Here,” Austin Channing Brown’s writing and speaking combines racial justice, faith, and Black womanhood. She’s also the creator of “The Next Question,” a video series that expands and deepens the conversation about racial justice.
- DeRay Mckesson — DeRay Mckesson is a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, a co-founder of Campaign Zero, and co-host of “Pod Save The People.” He is also the author of “On The Other Side Of Freedom,” a book that draws from his experience as an activist, organizer, educator, and public official to dismantle racism and build a better world.
- From Privilege To Progress — This platform was founded in 2018 after the founders witnessed the arrest of two innocent Black men. With a mission to “desegregate the conversation about race” and to further education around anti-racism, From Privilege to Progress recommends resources, amplifies stories, and encourages readers to show up.
What To Do
Affinity Spaces for Healing & Action: Be About it Act NOW!
Equipping you with the tools and resources to resist and disrupt.
Be About it Act NOW! is a series of affinity spaces for the SUNY Plattsburgh community. These spaces will provide healing and will continue to develop and create the resiliency we need to transform systems of oppression.
Organizations to donate to or get involved with:
- Soul2Soul Sisters Racial Justice Organization
- National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- United Negro College Fund
- Black Youth Project 100
- Color of Change
- The Sentencing Project
- Families Against Mandatory Minimums
- A New Way of Life
- Dream Defenders
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Black Visions Collective
- Reclaim the Block
- Campaign Zero
- Unicorn Riot
- The Bail Project
- Second Tuesday Race Forum
Faculty & Staff Resources
- Equity-Minded Indicators Equity-mindedness requires that practitioners pay attention to patterns of inequity that impact student success. Equity-minded practitioners are aware of the social and historical contexts of exclusion in American higher education, and how these affect marginalized students.
- People of Color in STEM: Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States. This library guide seeks to center the voices and lived experiences of people of color (POC) in STEM.
- Creating Inclusive College Classrooms Developed by the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, this site provides information on building an inclusive classroom (including reviewing course content).
- Teaching Students with Disabilities Developed by Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching, this site provides information on how accommodations and considerations for all learning abilities is possible.
What To Read
- StoneWall, Martin Duberman
- Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde
- The Gay Revolution, Lillian Faderman
- And the Band Played On, by Randy Shilts
- Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity, C. Riley Snorton
- Love Wins, Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell
- How to Survive a Plague, David France
- Real Queer America: LGBT Stories From Red States, Samantha Allen
- When We Rise, Cleve Jones
- The Men With the Pink Triangle, Heinz Heger
- The Lavender Scare, David E. Johnson
- The Celluloid Closet, Vito Russo
- Transgender Warriors, Leslie Feinberg
- Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, Susan Stryker
- Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, Robert McRuer
- The Stonewall Reader, Edmund White (foreword) and The New York Public Library (edited)
Stories of people who are immigrants:
- My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas
- The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America, edited by Nikesh, Shukla and Chimene Suleyman
- Unaccompanied, Javir Zamora
- Call Me American: A Memoir, Abdi Nor Iftin
- Things are Good Now, Djamila Ibrahim
- Refuge: A Novel by Dina Nayeri, Dina Nayeri
- The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen
What to Watch
Stories of people who are immigrants
- The New Americans
- Which Way Home
- Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Intersectional Films/Mini Series
- The Perks of Being a WallFlower
- The Way He Looks