"The opposite of racist isn't 'not racist.' It is 'anti-racist.' ...
One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist.
There is no in-between safe space of 'not racist." - Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist
Local Initiatives with Santa Cruz County Parks

Anti-Racism Resources: Books
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
How to Be Anti-Racist: A Social Worker's Perspective



Ant-Racism Resources: Articles


Ibram X. Kendi Defines What it Means to be Anti-Racist
What is White Supremacy? - Bettina Martinez
"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
White Supremacy Culture - Tema Okun
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Peggy McIntosh
How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice - Online Counseling Programs
Mental Health Rresouces for Young People of Color - Online Counseling Programs
Anti-Racism Resources: Podcasts
1619 (New York Times)
About Race
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
Seeing White


Anti-Racism Resources: Videos


Moving the Race Conversation Forward
Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry?
Deconstructing White Privilege with Robin DiAngelo
"The Idea"
Anti-Racism Resources: Film & TV
How to Build an Antiracist World - TEDtalk by Ibram X. Kendi
13th (Ava DuVernay) - Netflix & Free On Youtube
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
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix



Museum of African Diaspora: Resources to Support Black Lives


Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831) 454-7901PRCweb@santacruzcountyca.gov