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Resources for Dialogue on BIPOC Matters

Readings and resources for critiquing race and oppression

Compiled by Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, Kailani Acosta, Lorelei Curtin, Carly Peltier, and Lauren Moseley

Here is a list of resources for things that you can do, read, watch, and listen to now in direct response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Educate yourself, others, and have tough conversations on race, equity, and our future.

Check out this link for a more comprehensive list of anti-racism resources for white people or people that benefit from white privilege.

Articles, speeches and essays


Please consider buying from a local, Black-owned bookstore! (Cafe con libros, Sisters Uptown Bookstore, The Lit Bar, La Unique African American Books and Cultural Center)

  • Race Talk By Derald Wing Sue
  • White Fragility By Robin DiAngelo, PhD
  • What does it mean to be white? By Robin DiAngelo, PhD
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Me and my white supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • Women, race and class by Angela Y. Davis
  • Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
  • So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob
  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
  • Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur


CMU Social Psychology students capture the voices of lived experiences by other students; accompanied by original composition and pianist, student Darian Bird.

  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • The Hate U Give (Cinemax)
  • If Beale St Could Talk (Hulu)
  • King in the Wilderness (HBO)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)


  • Code Switch - NPR
  • 1619 (New York Times)
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  • Pod For the Cause (Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
  • Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
  • Seeing White
  • Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’
  • Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (Crenshaw is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School)

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