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Racism and American History

For those new to anti-racism and anti-oppression work, knowing where to begin can be daunting. The Greater Us is keeping a running list of educational resources, organizations, and other material for those who are seeking to intervene and learn to be better allies.

For notes on how to begin engaging with anti-racism and anti-oppression work, start with this blog post.

(Note: This section is in the process of being updated.)


Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Article Collections

The 1619 Project 

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Helpful Video Primers

Systemic Racism Explained (


Race--The Power of an Illusion (PBS, in 3 parts - available on Kanopy)

13th (Ava DuVernay - available on Netflix)

Movies & Series

When They See Us (available on Netflix)

Many thanks to our colleagues in the field, including at VISIONS, Inc., who have contributed to this list!

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