Understanding Anti-Black Racism

The following is a list of external resources and suggested readings to help deepen the understanding of anti-Black racism.


Welcome to Black Canada: How to take action

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Anti-racism resources

Things You Should Know (Read, Listen, Research and Donate to) in Becoming a White Ally

Edmonton anti-Black racism tool kit

Anti-Racism and Unlearning Resources

Anti-Racist Tools

Racial Equity Tools


For Parents:

American Psychological Association: How to talk to kids about discrimination 

Parent Toolkit: How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

Resources for parents

National Geographic: Talking to kids about race

Parents: Anti-Racism for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Fighting Hate



Seeing Whitea podcast that looks at the racial structures in America


In the News/ Short Reads:

Remembering Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Colour killed by Canadian police

It’s long-past time to talk about policing of Black women in Canada

Racism In Canada Is Ever Present, But We Have A Long History Of Denial

The Massacre of Black Wall Street

White Fragility and the Rules of Engagement

The 1619 Project


Non-Fiction Books:




Between The World And Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America

Ta-Nehisi Coates


Black Life: Post Black Lives Matter and The Struggle for Freedom

Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi


Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Mahzarin R Banaji and Anthony G Greenwald


Excessive Force: Toronto’s Fight to Reform City Policing

Alok Mukherjee and Tim Harper

Book – Canadian Perspective

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Mumia Abu-Jamal


How to be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi


In the Black 

B. Denham Jolly

Book – Canadian Perspective

Me and White Supremacy 

Layla Saad

Book with Discussion

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice 

Jonathan Osler

Infographic – Guide

Policing Black Lives

Robyn Maynard

Book – Canadian Perspective

Queer Returns: Essays and Interviews On Multicultural Diaspora and Black Studies

Rinaldo Walcott

Book – Canadian Perspective

So you want to talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo


The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander


The Skin We’re In

Desmond Cole

Book- Canadian Perspective

They Can’t Kill Us All

Wesley Lowery


They Said This Would Be Fun

Eternity Martis

Book – Canadian Perspective

Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada

Rodney Diverlus; Sandy Hudson; and Syrus Marcus Ware

Book- Canadian Perspective

White Fragility 

Robin DiAngelo

Book + Guide for Group Discussion

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson


Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?

Beverly Daniel Tatum


Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge