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Educate Yourself on How to be an Anti-Racist: Content to Read, Listen and Watch

PUBLISHED 06.04.2020

The Collective Rising | Editorial Team

The disproportionate killing of Black people as a result of unlawful police brutality did not begin in 2020. The public outcry is not just about calling out the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery – but rather it is a result of centuries of trauma, stemming from compounding hatred, bigotry, and racism.

At The Collective Rising, we have always been and remain committed to diversity and inclusion, but the past week’s events have served as a strong reminder that society at large still has a long way to go when it comes to achieving equality. 

The Black community has faced systematic oppression for centuries – this is not a new battle. Our team remains committed to listening to Black voices, educating ourselves about the Black experience, and taking continued action against racism.

We believe racism is learned, and it is taught and passed down from generation to generation. However, the hate must stop here. As a community, The Collective Rising will continue to do all we can to support, champion, and amplify Black voices and experiences.  

To our community; if you are looking to take action against racism, you must first be willing to listen, be uncomfortable, be open-minded, and educate yourself and your loved ones on the complexities of the Black experience. Greater understanding begins with knowledge

This evolving article features a list of books, articles, television shows, films, podcasts and videos that we have found to be personally helpful, as well as additional resources highlighted by leading media outlets such as Good Good Good, Forbes and more. 

We encourage our members and readers to use this article as a starting point. We hope that you will continue to listen and learn from the Black community, and dedicate time and effort to anti-racism work, and increasing your understanding surrounding the complexities of these issues and experiences. 

It was Maya Angelou who said; 

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou

Now that you know better, it’s time to do better. We are in this together. We are united. 



Films/Television Shows:

  • “4 Little Girls” directed by Spike Lee 
  • “13th” directed by Ava DuVernay
  • “Becoming” directed by Nadia Hallgren
  • “Black Power Mixtape” directed by Göran Olsson
  • “Clemency” directed by Chinonye Chukwu
  • “Dear White People” directed by Justin Simien
  • “Fruitvale Station” directed by Ryan Coogler
  • “Hidden Figures” directed by Theodore Melfi
  • “I Am Not Your Negro” directed by Raoul Pec
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” directed by Barry Jenkins
  • “Just Mercy” directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
  • “King In The Wilderness” directed by Peter Kunhardt
  • “See You Yesterday” directed by Stefon Bristol
  • “Selma” directed by Ava DuVernay
  • “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” directed by Stanley Nelson Jr.
  • “The Hate U Give” directed by George Tillman Jr.
  • “When They See Us” directed by Ava DuVernay



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