A note from Rabbi Rose:
Below you will see a list of resources intended to help people dive into questions about race in America.  I have highlighted the ones that I am or will be exploring simply to give those of you overwhelmed by the number of possibilities some place to start. Obviously you should feel free to ignore this and just explore whatever you think will be most interesting to you. 

No doubt you will encounter ideas here that you will find illuminating and inspiring, but also those you disagree with, that challenge you, and some that you think are just wrong.  What I ask all of us is simply to approach this topic in good faith and with curiosity.  Certainly as Jews we know that we don’t have to agree with someone’s ideas to find value in listening and learning! 

I thank Ilana Cloud, Amber Kurson, and Jackie Van Anda in the Shaarie Torah office for identifying and forwarding these resources.  

This list of resources was originally compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020 [below is slightly modified by Rabbi Rose].

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

You can find the original page of resources by visiting this link: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Films and TV series to watch:

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

Organizations to follow on social media:

More anti-racism resources to check out:

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