Racial Justice Resources


The Racial Justice Team at North Shore Unitarian Church is committed to action and awareness around race, justice, and inequality. This is a list of resources that we have created that help to move the conversation forward.


Books On Racial Justice


So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo


White Fragility … Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race, by Robin DiAngelo


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria … And Other Conversations About Race (Revised 20th Anniversary Edition), by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD


Waking Up White, by Debby Irving


Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (founder of Equal Justice Initiative)


Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander


The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson


Evicted, by Matthew Desmond


Policing the Black Man, by Angela Davis


Worse Than Slavery … Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow, by David M. Oshinsky


Not a Crime to be Poor, by Peter Edelman


The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein


They Can’t Kill Us All, by Wesley Lowery


Convicting the Innocent, by Stanley Cohen


Locking Up Our Own, by James Forman, Jr.


The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America, by Natasha Frost & Todd Clear


I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine, by David Chura


Understanding Mass Incarceration, by James Kilgore


From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime – Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Hinton


Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, by Jonathan Kozol


Racial Justice Podcasts


(Note: Some language in the Podcasts may not be appropriate for kids, depending on your flexibility, but none contain words that should be truly offensive.)


Another Round – Smart conversation with Heben and Tracy, peppered with occasional f-bombs (and then some – not for the young ones). Temporarily on hold as they adjust to losing their prior home (Buzzfeed):   



Code Switch – NPR podcast hosted by Gene Demby and a cast of other guest hosts. Covers various topics around the intersection of race, gender, history and even entertainment:




Pod Save the People – with DeRay McKesson, who rose to prominence in the aftermath of Ferguson, covers current events from the perspective of a black person in America.



https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-people/ (archives)


Tapestry – A conversation about race and culture with professors Karlos Hill and Miguel Levario.





Racial Justice Ted Talks (partial list)


Many speakers and topics are added weekly. Check the Ted Talks site to find topics and speakers in an array of categories


Bryan Stevenson


Brittney Cooper


Mellody Hobson


David R. Williams


Verna Myers


Clint Smith


Anand Giridharadas


Rich Benjamin


Nate Silver


Angelica Dass


Alice Goffman

Racial Justice Books for Children (all ages and levels)


Two excellent websites which include racial justice topics for children:


UU Website – comprehensive list of books for all ages and reading levels



ADL (Antidefamation League) – Scroll to Education > Books Matter > Children’s Literature: Adl.org