Additional Resources

The Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability Project has curated a list of further resources and readings on racism justice, racial equity, and anti-racism. 

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  • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence, Derald Wing Sue (book)
  • Courageous Conversations About Race, Glenn Singleton (book)
  • White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo (book)
  • The Condemnation of Blackness, Khalil Gibran Muhammad (book)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race, Beverly Tatum (book)
  • Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson (bookYA version, and movie)
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander (book)
  • The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence, eds. Chad WilliamsKidada E. Williams and Keisha N. Blain (book)
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Keeanga Yamatta-Taylor (book)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein (book)
  • The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States, Walter Johnson (book)
  • One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our America, Carol Anderson (book)
  • Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar (book)
  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin (book)

Resource Lists for White People (+ those interested)


For Parents


Organizations in Boston

Black Owned Businesses in Boston

Other Kennedy School Research on Race and Equity

Canaries in the Coal Mine: COVID-19 Misinformation and Black Communities
June 24, 2020
By Brandi Collins-Dexter, Shorenstein Center Fellow, Fall 2019 and visiting Fellow with the Technology and Social Change Project

Can Cities Save the Census? A Local Framework for Our Nation’s First Digital Count
April 1, 2019
By Kyla Fullenwider, Shorenstein Center 2018/19 Entrepreneurship Fellow, and Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky

Estimating the Effect of Asking About Citizenship on the U.S. Census
March 21, 2019
By Matthew A. Baum, Bryce Deitrich, Rebecca Goldstein, and Maya Sen

In the Shadow of Kerner: Fifty Years Later, Newsroom Diversity and Equity Stall
May 22, 2018
By Farai Chideya, Joan Shorenstein Fellow, Spring 2017, and Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Exploring the Role of Algorithms in Online Harmful Speech
August 10, 2017
By David Talbot and Jeff Fossett

Snake and Stranger: Media Coverage of Muslims and Refugee Policy
June 22, 2017
By Meighan Stone, Entrepreneurship Fellow, spring 2017, and former president of the Malala Fund

How Women Journalists Are Silenced in a Man’s World: The Double-Edged Sword of Reporting from Muslim Countries
June 19, 2017
Yeganeh Rezaian, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016) and Iranian journalist, formerly of Bloomberg News and The National

Rape Culture in India: The Role of the English-Language Press
July 20, 2016
By Joanna Jolly with additional reporting by Uzra Khan