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Communicating Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism: Home

Communicating Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism

This guide is a resource developed by members of the Communication and Journalism Department and their liaison librarian, to provide a space to:
1) share and exchange knowledge about race, racism, and antiracism;
2) help inform teaching;
3) and offer curated sources that folx may find useful for their personal and/or professional antiracist work.

The resources below can help us get started. In addition, each tab on this guide highlights a different focus area in the department, with related material. 

We hope that whether you are a member of the Communication and Journalism Department or not, you will make use of this guide and share your input regarding what you'd like to see here. You are invited to contact Jen Bonnet directly, at, or to contribute your ideas in the Google form at the bottom of this page. This guide is dynamic, and we'd love to hear from you!


Podcasts that Address Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism


A podcast hosted by communications professor Christine Clapp, coach and workshop facilitator Bjørn Stillion Southard, as well as civil rights attorney and Toastmasters World Champion of public speaking David Henderson that aims to promote anti-racism and fight bigotry, especially as it relates to communication and public speaking.


NPR Code Switch 2020

Hosted by journalists of color, this podcast addresses all aspects of race, including politics, policing, popular culture, parenting, the census, and more. According to the show, "This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story."


Listen to '1619,' a Podcast From The New York Times - The New York ...

An audio series from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.


Hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples, such as indigenous feminism, food sovereignty, DNA tests, and queer identity.


Outside Voices Podcast

This podcast features "personal stories from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ folks and others who redefine “outdoorsy”. We’re co-creating stories with outdoor enthusiasts, educators, storytellers, activists, social media influencers, artists and more."

See also the Othering and Belonging Institute's podcast, "Who belongs?"

See also "Seeing White," from the podcast, Scene on Radio, in which John Biewen and Chenjerai Kumanyika explore the history and meaning of whiteness.

Videos that Address Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism


Nikole Hannah-Jones with Brentin Mock: Race, Journalism, and Justice

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers

The Difference Between Being "Not Racist" and Antiracist, with Ibram X Kendi

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility'

Can Art Amend History? with Titus Kaphar

Find additional videos with TED talks to help you understand racism in America.

Check out Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, with Emmanual Acho, a former NFL player who recently launched the series.

Journal Articles about Race and Whiteness in Communication


Books that Address Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism


Additional books and related resources include:

This guide to resources on race relations.

Plus, "This List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea" from National Public Radio.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Anti-Racism: A List of Resources, from PBS.

And, the Racial Healing Allies ebook, byTovi C. Scruggs-Hussein (free download).

What should we add to this guide? Please make suggestions below!

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