Anti-Racist Resources Suggested by the Hutchins Center

Reading & Watch Lists

Harvard African and African American Studies Faculty Book Recommendations
Harvard African and African American Studies Faculty Music Recommendations
Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.

This List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea
via NPR Code Switch

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
via JSTOR Daily
Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List
via the Harvard Kennedy School

Haymarket Books Against Policing & Mass Incarceration
Including 'Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect' Free Ebook

Harvard Discussions & Lectures

Hosted by Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds
Moderated by Professor Brandon Terry
SEAS and the FAS Division of Science hosted a virtual panel and Q&A to discuss racial injustice, dealing with racial trauma, and strategies for change.
Join the Carr Center for a conversation with two leading scholars on the history of racist policing in the United States, the killing of black people by police and vigilantes, the role of social and civil rights movements in advocating for change, and ways in which we can envision a just future.
Join the Ash Center for a conversation with leading scholars and practitioners about the protests, their place in the long fight for social justice, and what they tell us about the state of democracy in America today.


"An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling."

About Race
"A lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America."

Afropunk Solution Sessions
"There are times when simply calling out a problem is no longer enough — you have to fix it."

Code Switch
An examination of “overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.”

Come Through
“15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal moment for America."

Intersectionality Matters!
“Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory, this podcast brings intersectionality to life.”

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
“Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture.”

The Nod
“Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.”
Pod Save the People
“Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color. “

Race Traitor
“Even after you’ve intellectually rejected white supremacy, how does it show up in a room?  In a relationship? How do we divert intergenerational white power hoarding that is so normalized it’s nearly invisible? Phoebe’s been white her entire life. But she only realized a few years ago that she inherited a white value system. Through conversations with friends and confrontations with family, she takes inventory of the ways she embodies white supremacy — in order to disrupt it.”

Seeing White
“Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story. Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?”

There Goes The Neighborhood
“An in-depth look at gentrification and how it’s changing our cities.”

Additional Resources

Abolition Can't Wait
The official #BlackLivesMatter Global Network builds power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe.
Building Power with Black Women & Girls
Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.
The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth. 
Self-Guided Education for Becoming Anti-Racist