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Anti-Racist Resources

01 Jun 2020

LAST UPDATED: 04/29/2021

As we've seen more and more in recent weeks, months, and years, all communities of color in the United States are treated unfairly. Family separation, the travel ban against Muslims, and now more evidently, the danger of using racist language like "the Chinese Virus" to describe the Covid-19 pandemic, which has  exacerbated violent hate crimes against the AAPI community. The hate must be stopped. 

If you haven’t learned yet, now’s a good time: being “not racist” isn’t enough. This is continuous work, not a point of view—we have to be anti-racist, and that means doing the work: among other things, educating ourselves about systemic injustice; supporting Black-owned businesses and Black creatives; engaging in tough conversations with our families and friends.

Current events may leave you feeling fatigued—after all, this year our country faced an impeachment trial, and currently faces a deadly pandemic, and now what is hopefully a progression toward the dismantling of systemic racism. Your feelings of fatigue are valid—but keep the goal in mind as this is a matter of human rights.

To make real change, educating ourselves to be better equipped in tough conversations is key. So is voting. So are the dollars you spend. 

Youth To The People has donated $50,000 across Black Lives Matter, Black Girls Code, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Our team is committed to continuing the conversation within our company and on our platforms, and we invite you to join us.

This is a living list of resources, and as we become aware of more we’ll continue to add them here.

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  • Across That Bridge, by John Lewis
  • All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Eloquent Rage, by Brittney Cooper
  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  • How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown
  • Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
  • Libraries of Black Writings and Texts
  • Pushout, by Monique W. Morris
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  • The Black Book, edited by Middleton A. Harris, Ernest Smith, Morris Levitt, Roger Furman, and Toni Morrison
  • The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness, by Ruth Frankenberg



  • 13th (2016)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (2017)
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
  • Whose Streets? (2017)


  • Do The Right Thing (1989)
  • Fruitvale Station (2013)
  • Just Mercy (2019)
  • Malcolm X (1992)
  • Selma (2014)
  • Queen & Slim (2019)

TV Shows

  • Dear White People (2017)
  • When They See Us (2019)





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For Book Recommendations

For Wellness Inspiration

  • @thebodyahomeforlove, art, wellness, and programming creating space for Black women to heal from sexual trauma
  • @dora_kamau, meditations + affirmations
  • @miaghogho, artist, designer, and kemetic yoga teacher

 For Sustainability Inspiration






Beauty + Wellness Brands

  • 25 Black-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands to Support Right Now, via VegOut Magazine
  • Beauty Bakerie, cruelty-free cosmetics with an online-shade finder
  • Black Girl In Om, a holistic wellness platform creating space for women of color in wellness
  • Black-Owned Beauty Brands, a list compiled by beauty writers Kaleigh Fasanella and Shammara Lawrence
  • BLK+GRN, a digital marketplace of all-natural products created by Black artisans
  • HealHaus, a holistic cafe and healing space in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mielle Organics, haircare and skincare with a focus on health
  • The Honey Pot, cleansing, protecting, and balancing plant-based products for people with vaginas
  • Unsun Cosmetics, mineral-based sunscreen and hand cream formulated in two shades for melanated skin



  • 6 Black-Owned Vegan Fashion Brands to Shop Online, via VegOut Magazine
  • Black-owned fashion labels + clothing stores to shop now, via GQ

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