Resources for Understanding and Unraveling the “isms”

Resources for Understanding and

Unraveling the “isms”


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

Me and White Supremacy leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

The author is a therapist who examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

So You Want to Talk guides readers of all races through honest conversations about race, and about how racism infects every aspect of American life.

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.

Antiracist educator DiAngelo illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’” (Claudia Rankine). In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.


A New York Times podcast series on the long shadow of American slavery. In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.

Good Ancestor Academy. Best-selling author Layla F. Saad (Me and White Supremacy) provides interviews with culture shapers and change makers.

Pod Save the People. Explore news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts.

Seeing White. This fourteen-part documentary series explores whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works.

Uncivil: Uncivil brings you stories that were left out of the official history of the Civil War, ransacks America's past, and takes on the history you grew up with. Uncivil connects these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now. The story of the Civil War — the story of slavery, confederate monuments, racism — is the story of America.

With Friends Like These. With Friends Like These explores forgiveness and reconciliation in our polarized America. Through this lens, you'll hear the stories of death penalty advocates, family feuds, making peace with the planet, and more.

Be Antiracist. Be Antiracist imagines what an antiracist society might look like and how we all can play an active role in building one. In this podcast, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi guides listeners how they can identify and reject the racist systems hiding behind racial inequity and injustice.


Disability Resources


Disability Visibility Conversations on politics, culture, and media with disabled people. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project®, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture.

The Accessible Stall is two people trying to untangle the giant web of disability. This podcast explores disability, ableism, inclusion, access, and more.


Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau.

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place.

Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

In this collection of essays, the Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.

LGBTQIA Podcasts

Queer America Without LGBTQ history, there is no American history. Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life we should have learned in school.

Gender Reveal amplifies the stories of trans and nonbinary folks who are transforming their communities and the world. Still not quite sure what “nonbinary” means? That’s okay—Gender Reveal also prides itself in being a free resource for those seeking to educate themselves about gender.