Anti-Racist Resources

Foundation Academies condemns racism, discrimination, and injustice against Black Americans

We ALL must do the internal work required to ensure that our mission, goals, and practices are, and must remain, ACTIVELY anti-racist. Claiming ignorance doesn’t permit complacency. If we want real change, we all need to be the change, and THIS requires action. We hold ourselves accountable and are committed to ensuring that our words and actions live up to our greatest ideals.   

We stand in solidarity with our students, staff, families, supporters, Trenton community members, and others who are actively exposing racism, demanding justice, and protesting on behalf of the rights of Black Americans. Black Lives Matter. Black Children Matter. Black Futures Matter. 

Education is the key to rooting out ignorance and creating a more just world, and we are proud to share a number of anti-racism educational resources here.

Books

How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X Kendi
White Fragility - Robin J Diangelo
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria And Other Conversations About Race - Beverley Daniel Tatum
White Rage - Carol Anderson
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Renni Eddo-Lodge
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)
  • White Fragility by Robin J. Diangelo (2018)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverley Daniel Tatum (1997 )
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson (2016)
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge (2017)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2010)
  • The World That Made New Orleans by Ned Sublette (2008)
  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins (1990)
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper (2018)
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon (2018)
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (1969)
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (2014)
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad (2020)
  • Raising our Hands by Jenna Arnold (2020)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (2018)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (1970)
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (1963)
  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige, and Danny Glover (2011)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (2010)
  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1981)
  • Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis (1981)
  • Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis (2003)
  • Black Marxism: The Making of Black Radical Tradition by Cedric Robinson (1983)
  • Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon (1961)
  • Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon (1952)
  • Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas (1985)
  • Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving (2014)

Movies and Documentaries

When They See Us - Ava Duvernay
The Hate U Give - George Tillman Jr
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - Göran Olsson
  • 13th directed by Ava Duvernay (2016 - Netflix)
  • American Son directed by Kenny Leon (2019 - Netflix)
  • Sorry To Bother You directed by Boots Riley (2018 - Hulu)
  • Get Out directed by Jordan Peele (2017)
  • Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 directed by Göran Olsson (2011)
  • Clemency directed by Chinonye Chukwu (2019)
  • Fruitvale Station directed by Ryan Coogler (2013)
  • I Am Not Your Negro directed by Raoul Peck (2017)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk directed by Barry Jenkins (2018 - Hulu)
  • Just Mercy directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (2019)
  • King In The Wilderness directed by Peter Kunhardt (2018 - HBO)
  • See You Yesterday directed by Stefon Bristol (2019 - Netflix)
  • Blackkklansman directed by Spike Lee (2018)
  • Selma directed by Ava Duvernay (2014)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution directed by Stanley Nelson Jr. (2015)
  • The Hate U Give directed by George Tillman Jr. (2018 - Hulu)
  • When They See Us directed by Ava Duvernay (2019)

Resources for Educators

Rethinking Schools is a grassroots magazine for social and racial justice in education that has a wealth of educator-specific resources.

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources - This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources, made with a particular focus on white teachers working in classrooms filled with children of color. The goal is to facilitate growth for white people to become allies, and eventually accomplices, for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible, and the document is regularly updated. This document was created by Anna Stamborski, M. Div Candidate (2022), Nikki Zimmermann, M. Div candidate (2021), and Bailie Gregory, M. Div, M.S. Ed.