Anti-Racism Resources

What is Anti-racism?

Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes*.

A person who practices anti-racism is someone who works to become aware of:

  • How racism affects the lived experience of people of color and Indigenous people;
  • How racism is systemic, and has been part of many foundational aspects of society throughout history, and can be manifested in both individual attitudes and behaviors as well as formal (and “unspoken”) policies and practices within institutions;
  • How white people participate, often unknowingly, in racism.

*NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity

Why it is important to learn about Anti-racism

Knowledge is power. It is not enough to be an ally and fight alongside your peers of color. Acknowledging that countering racism cannot be a neutral stance but has to rather be an active process of anti-racism, will help you be part of effective change.

What can I find on this page?

The Counseling Center has compiled a list of resources that will help educate you on the process of anti-racism. You will find links to articles, Ted talks, infographics and much more that will help you become a more effective ally.

As always, if you would like to meet with a counselor to talk more about anti-racism or feel triggered by any of these resources please email us at and we can provide additional support through counseling.

Anti-racism Resources

Books to Read on Anti-racism