Anti-Racism Resources

At the University at Albany School of Public Health, we believe deeply that equity, respect, and justice are central to our united path forward. The character of our School is to stand steadfast in the face of injustice and act for the betterment of health outcomes. Racism and discrimination have no place in our work.

We encourage you to use the resources on this page to continue your journey towards anti-racism. If you are unsure where to begin, please view the “ What can I do and where do I start?” document under “General Resources and Guides”. Picking two or three items to consider can help you to learn, reflect and take action.

If you have additional resources to suggest or would like to provide feedback on any of our resources, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

 

Guides, Books, Podcasts, Talks, & TV
Podcasts & Talks
Books & Essays
  • Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism - Safiya Umoja Noble
  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States - Paul Ortiz
  • Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
  • Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
  • How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America – Jennifer Harvey
  • Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth - Dána-Ain Davis
  • So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
  • The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
  • The Other Americans – Laila Lalami T
  • They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us – Hanif Abdurraqib
  • We Cast a Shadow – Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America - Ira Katznelson
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robyn DiAngelo

Please check the University at Albany libraries for availability or consider ordering from a bookstore such as Sister's Uptown Bookstore, the oldest black and family-owned bookstore and community cultural center in Washington Heights/Harlem dedicated to nourishing the minds, hearts and souls of the community with present and past works of gifted African American, Latinx, and other great authors and intellectuals.

Television
  • Netflix: 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  • Netflix: American Son (Kenny Leon)
  • Netflix: Dear White People (Justin Simien)
  • Hulu: If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
  • HBO: King In The Wilderness
Implicit Bias (Test & resources)
Racism as a Public Health Issue
From APHA
Articles
Follow on Social Media
Facebook
  • ACLU (the ACLU works tirelessly in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the Constitution’s promise of liberty for everyone in our country)

  • Astraea (the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe)

  • Black Visions Collective (a Black-led, Queer and Trans centered organization dedicated to organizing powerful, connected Black communities and dismantling systems of violence)

  • Colorlines (a daily news site offering award-winning reporting, analysis, and solutions to today’s racial justice issues)

  • Equal Justice Initiative (works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality)

  • NAACP (the nation's first and largest grassroots–based civil rights organization)

  • The National Urban League (the mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights)

Instagram

 

Twitter
  • Center for Antiracist Research (convenes researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice)

  • Color of Change (designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back)

  • Equal Justice Initiative (works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality)

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (a network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work for racial justice)

  • United We Dream (empowers people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people)

Faculty Resources
Journal articles for classes
Healing & Self Care
Read, listen, watch

Submit Additional Resources / Provide Feedback

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