Black lives matter.

Here are some of the (short) resources that I, as a non-Black person, have used to educate myself on anti-Black racism within myself and my communities. I hope you'll find them useful too.

Quick reads about America's system:
The History of the Idea of Race--and Why It Matters by Dr. Amanda Smedley
A History: The Construction of Race and Racism by David Rogers and Moira Bowman
Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop by anonymous former cop

Think pieces & short stories:
The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism by Audre Lorde - how anger, by both the oppressed and oppressor, can either be channeled into action or reinforce the barrier of guilt
A Future for Intersectional Black Feminist Technology Studies by Safiya Umoja Noble
Who Can Tell My Story by Jacqueline Woodson - on writing characters that don’t entirely share your identity/experience
Reducing Bias in Your Hiring Process by Mekka Okereke - even if you cannot directly impact recruiting and hiring, this might give you some insight on how you can help close the gap
"The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice - ties everything together
Ibram X Kendi: Stamped from the Beginning - about the motivation behind producing racist ideas (it was neither hate nor ignorance)
The US bail system - helped me understand what bail is and why it’s tricky to solve
A Brief History of Race in America - explained with realness to white people by a sassy Southern white woman with a PhD in race & gender studies (Lux ATL)

1619 - how slavery built America, including its economy and music