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Anti-Racism Resources

The global movement to eradicate systemic and institutional racism calls us all to reflect, to learn, to imagine, and to build a better future at the University of Michigan and beyond through education and action.

This list of resources is for those seeking to increase their knowledge, awareness, and understanding of DEI and anti-racism frameworks. With a focus on recent and relevant publications, this list is not meant to be exhaustive. If you have resources you would like us to add to this list, please email the Rackham Communications Team.

“Rackham is committed to creating an environment in which all students feel safe, welcome, and supported. We know there is much work to be done, that we are constantly learning, and that we do not always succeed in meeting our goals and expectations. We know, however, that we cannot pursue this work to support our students without thinking about how events outside Rackham harm members of our community disproportionately due to their race and ethnicity. As we respond to this difficult reality, we support advocacy, action, allyship, and leadership in the Rackham community.”

Dean Mike Solomon

Books and Reading Lists

Reading Lists

Books: Fiction 

Books: Non-Fiction

Social Media

Films and Television Series

  • 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix with a subscription
  • American Segregation, Mapped at Day and Night produced by Vox, available for free on YouTube
  • American Son, directed by Kenny Leon, available on Netflix with a subscription
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, directed by Göran Olsson, available to online from multiple sources, including the U-M Library
  • Blindspotting, directed by Carlos López Estrada, available on Hulu with a subscription, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • Clemency, directed by Chinonye Chukwu, available on Hulu with a subscription, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • Dear White People, created by Justin Simien, available on Netflix with a subscription, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler, available to online from multiple sources, including the U-M Library 
  • I Am Not Your Negro, written by James Baldwin, directed by Raoul Peck, available on Kanopy through the University of Michigan, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Barry Jenkins, available on Hulu with a subscription, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • Just Mercy, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, available for free on YouTube, on Amazon Prime Video with a subscription, and to rent online from multiple sources
  • King In The Wilderness, directed by Peter Kunhardt, available on Hulu or HBO Max with subscription, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • See You Yesterday, directed by Stefon Bristol, available on Netflix with a subscription
  • Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, available for free on YouTube, on Amazon Prime Video with subscription, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, available for free on PBS, or to rent online from multiple sources
  • The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr., available for free on YouTube, on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, or HBO Max with a subscription
  • The Problem with America’s College Entrance Exam, produced by Vox, available for free on YouTube
  • Explained: Racial Wealth Gap, produced by Vox Media Studios, Vox, and Netflix, available for free on YouTube
  • When They See Us, directed by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix with a subscription

Podcasts