Racism and Protest Resource List

Yelena Kalinsky Discussion
Dear subscribers,

In light of the ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Feeding the Elephant has compiled a list of resources (many freely accessible) from libraries, university presses, and scholars on the subjects of racism, racial justice, police brutality, and protest. At this time of anger and mourning, we would like to highlight efforts by the scholarly communications and publishing communities to reflect on how our work can contribute to understanding the present moment and encourage transformational change. If you know of other helpful resources, please share them with the Elephant and we will update this list.

You can always find the updated list here (and filed under the Additional Resources link on Feeding the Elephant). Instructions for how to post your reply are here.

In solidarity,

Feeding the Elephant team

Library and Scholarly Society Resource Guides

Free Library of Philadelphia Black Lives Matter guide

Stanford Libraries guide on Activism, Demonstrations, Protests (Includes sections on knowing your rights, protests during a pandemic, civil disobedience, and resources for research and teaching)

Trish Kahle, African American Intellectual History Society, Teaching in an Uprising: Readings and Resources


Book Lists from University Presses

Duke University Press: Police Violence Syllabus, Political Protests and Movements of Resistance Syllabus, Racial Justice Syllabus

University of Georgia Press’s Racism and Anti-Blackness: A Reading List

AUPresses “Books for Understanding” list on race relations (last updated 2014)

Bonus: 10 Books About Race to Read Instead of Asking a Person of Color to Explain Things to You (Sadie Trombetta for Bustle, updated June 1, 2020)


Syllabi and Resources from Scholars

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus from JSTOR Daily

Introduction to Critical Race Theory (Adrienne Keene, Brown University, 2017) (alternate version as a Google Doc)

Settler Colonialism, Resistance, and Resilience (Adrienne Keene, Brown University, Summer 2019)

Ibram X. Kendi, An Antiracist Reading List (The New York Times, May 29, 2019)


Open Access Resources

Open Content from University Presses compiled by AUPresses (List of books and journals made temporarily open due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many through 6/30/20)

Special issue of Public Culture on Violence and Policing (Open through 9/30/20)

Special issue of Radical History Review on Policing, Justice, and the Radical Imagination (Open through 9/30/20)

From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence by Hannah Cooper and Mindy Thompson Fullilove (Just published by JHUP, free on Project Muse)


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Thank you for providing these resources. Haymarket Books is currently offering a discount on their books regarding policing and racism. One book can be downloaded for free as an ebook. You can find the list here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/80-haymarket-books-against-policin…

Free ebook: Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States; https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/941-who-do-you-serve-who-do-you-pr…

There's also an open access course, African American History: From Emancipation to the Present, by Prof. Jonathan Holloway from Yale University: https://oyc.yale.edu/african-american-studies/afam-162
It has a syllabus and all the classes as video, which can be downloaded as mov or mp3, including transcript.

And two anti-racism resources: 1) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTug…
2) https://blog.fracturedatlas.org/resources-for-white-people-to-learn-and…

I hope this helps.

Stay safe and be vigilant.

Best wishes,
Rebeca Gómez Morilla

Dear All, 

Also of note is the recent statement from the German Studies Association's Initiative for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, which references H-Black-Europe among several other groups doing anti-racist work: 


Best wishes, 

Dave Prior