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Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Resources: General Resources

This guide serves to provide resources to support anti-racist and anti-oppression research and work.

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Below resources are organized by format: books, articles, journals, videos, and alternative information resources. Topics in this guide cover, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, and anti-lgbtq ideologies and their negative impact on America and education.

Books

Websites

#BlackLivesMatter - founded by queer Black women in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Mart'ns murderer, BLM is an international organization whose mission is the elimination of white supremacy and building local power that combats violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. 

Showing UP for Racial Justice - Rochester, NY (SURJ ROC) - a local chapter of the national organization, SURJ, SURJ ROC supports the missions of People of Color-led racial justice groups in the Rochester area in their fight against oppression and inequality.

MPD 150 - a community based initiative challenging the narrative that police exist to protect and serve. Originating in Minneapolis, this group's work includes reports, findings, and resources helpful to all struggling for racial justice. 

Critical Resistance - an abolitionist organization that seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.

International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States - The U.N. Human Rights Council strongly condemned "the racially discriminatory and violent practices perpetuated by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African Descent" and commissioned an inquiry into racist police violence in the United States. This website reflects the investigation into this violence and includes first hand testimony of people affected by the violence.

The 1619 Project - A journalism project from the New York Times Magazine that presents an interactive set of essays, poems, virtual exhibits, and photographs with the goal of re-examining the history and legacy of slavery in the United States.

Databases

Videos

Journals and Articles

Alternative Resources

Zines

A zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a DIY* subculture self-publication, usually made on paper and reproduced with a photocopier or printer. Zine creators are often motivated by a desire to share knowledge or experience with people in marginalized or otherwise less-empowered communities (Barnard Zine Library).

Sprout Distro - an anarchist zine distributor (distro) that focuses on anarchist tactics and skill-building. Many of the zines are highly relevant to anti-oppression and anti-racism work including focuses on direct action, organizing, and starting projects. Most zines on this site are available for free in PDF format.

Social Justice Zines at Simmons UniversitySimmons University has a collection of zines covering anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-transmisia, anti-ableism, anti-Islamomisia, anti-queermisia, anti-Judeomisia, anti-Fatisia and activism.