To help people be better allies, lists of antiracist books, films and podcasts are being published in droves. There's never a bad time to learn, but such a list can become erroneously prescriptive, a balm to centuries-old lacerations that cut deeper than the individual reader. As Lauren Michele Jackson wrote for Vulture, "The word [anti-racism] and its nominal equivalent, "anti-racist," suggests something of a vanity project, where the goal is no longer to learn more about race, power, and capital, but to spring closer to the enlightened order of the antiracist."
[...] Information is power — you decide what you do with it.
Availability note: Some of these titles can be found in the LANL Research Library's online catalog (access locked to LANL employees only). Additional diversity, equity, and inclusion titles can also be found in the RL online catalog as of August 2021.
If you do not have access to LANL's electronic book collection, or if there is a book you cannot find in the collection, you can request a physical or electronic copy from your local public library. Library apps such as Hoopla and Overdrive can be used to request that local public libraries purchase e-books of any of these titles if they are not currently available. For more information, see the 'how to recommend titles' page on Overdrive.
Services such as WorldCat are available to check if a library near you has a physical or electronic copy of any of the materials on this guide.
Implicit bias/science communications and the workplace:
Middle Grade literature:
Young Adult literature:
Intersectionality: The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. (Lexico)
If interested in social bias in artificial intelligence (AI), see the LANL Research Library's Social Bias in AI Resource Guide.