"The opposite of racist isn't 'not racist.' It is 'anti-racist.' ...
One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist.
There is no in-between safe space of 'not racist." - Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist
 
 
Local Initiatives with Santa Cruz County Parks

 
 
Anti-Racism Resources: Reading 
 
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
 
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
 
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
 
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
 
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
 
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
 
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
 
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
 
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
 
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
 
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
 
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
 
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
 
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
 
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
 
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
 
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
 
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
 
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
 
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

 

Anti-Racism Resources: Podcasts
 
1619 (New York Times)
 
About Race
 
Code Switch (NPR)
 
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
 
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
 
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
 
Seeing White
 

 

Anti-Racism Resources: Film & TV

 

How to Build an Antiracist World - TEDtalk by Ibram X. Kendi

 

13th (Ava DuVernay) - Netflix & Free On Youtube
 
American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
 
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
 
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
 
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
 
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
 
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
 
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) - Available to rent or on Kanopy
 
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
 
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
 
King In The Wilderness  — HBO
 
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
 
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
 
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
 
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
 
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

 

 

Museum of African Diaspora: Resources to Support Black Lives

 

Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831) 454-7901PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us