Anti-Racism Resources

A resource guide from Progress Iowa for white people who want to learn more about becoming anti-racist.
Start here: Getting over guilt, shame and blame as a white person (if you want more, this is good follow up too!)


Waking up White by Debby Irving

White Like Me by Tim Wise

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why are theBlack Kids Sitting together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Race Matters by Cornel West

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Dear White Christians and Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Additional Resources


Addressing Shame as White Racial Justice Advocates

75 things White people can do

OPINION: With school sclosed in Minnesota, black students again struggle with ‘hurt, heartache and trauma’

The black community, already disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, now is struggling through hurt and trauma caused by the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota, writes Michael Walker, director of the Office of Black Student Achievement for Minneapolis PublicSchools. In this commentary, Walker describes how his office is working to support students and the community.

Scholarly Articles:

The Power of Setting Intentions,Using Restorative Practices, Theater, and Art for Healing and Social Justice

Anti-racism resources

This document is intended to serve as are source 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.


Taking about Race:

Being Antiracist: To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.