Education and enlightenment are going to play huge roles in shifting minds and attitudes related to race and human rights. Below are lists for books and videos on subjects related to systemic racism, anti-racism, understanding the civil rights movement, the history and sociological impacts of mass incarceration not only on black men, but on the fabric of our justice system. We have also provided videos to give you hope as you reflect on the role you will play in fighting for human rights and justice.

Feel free to make any suggestions as we will update this list regularly.

Books on Anti-racism – In the pursuit of justice it isn’t enough to be a non-racist, you must be an anti-racist. This means you actively oppose racism.

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

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

Books on Talking to Kids About Race

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice

Books on Race, Society & Criminal Justice

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

‘The Invention of the White Race by Theodore W. Allen

Choke Hold: Policing Black Me by Paul Butler

Videos on Race, Society & Criminal Justice


I Am Not Your Negro

The Talk – Race in America

Videos on Race and Christianity

T.D. Jakes: The Church and Race

Dr. Tony Evans: Social Injustice

MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop