Anti-Racist

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 because 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.  

Organizations

Books

  • How to Be an Antiracist/Ibram X. Kendi/2019 
  • White Fragility/Robin J. Diangelo/June 26, 2018
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race/Beverley Daniel Tatum/2017 
  • White Rage/Carol Anderson/2017 
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race/Renni Eddo-Lodge/2017
  • Between the World and Me/Ta-Nehisi Coates/2015
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness/Michelle Alexander/2010
  • The World That Made New Orleans/Ned Sublette/2008
  • Black Feminist Thought/Patricia Hill Collins/2000
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower/Brittney Cooper/2018
  • Heavy: An American Memoir/Kiese Laymon/2018
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings/Maya Angelou/1969
  • Just Mercy/Bryan Stevenson/2014
  • Me and White Supremacy/Layla F. Saad/2020
  • Raising our Hands/Jenna Arnold/2020
  • So You Want to Talk About Race/Ijeoma Oluo/2018
  • The Bluest Eye/Toni Morrison/1970
  • The Fire Next Time/James Baldwin/1962
  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century/Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige, and Danny Glover/2011
  • The Warmth of Other Suns/Isabel Wilkerson/2010
  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color/Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa/1984
  • Women, Race, and Class/Angela Davis/1981
  • Are Prisons Obsolete?/Angela Davis/2003
  • Black Marxism: The Making of Black Radical Tradition/Cedric Robinson/1983
  • Wretched of the Earth/Frantz Fanon/1961
  • Black Skin, White Masks/Frantz Fanon/1952
  • Common Ground/J. Anthony Lukas/1985
  • Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race/Debby Irving/2014
  • Trenton Free Public Library’s Anti-Racism Community Healing Reading List (Readers of all ages)

Movies and Documentaries

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

Resources for Educators

  • Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms by Common Sense Education
  • 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.  

Resources will continue to be added to this page. 

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