Massachusetts Medical Society: Antiracism Resources

Antiracism Resources


  • The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System, by David Barton Smith

  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, by Paul Kivel

  • How to Be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi

  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, by Robin Diangelo

  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Olua

  • Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color-Blindness, by Michelle Alexander

  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, by Tim Wise

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • Witnessing Whiteness, by Shelly Tochluk

  • killing rage: Ending Racism, by bell hooks

  • The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin

  • Learning to Be White: Money, Race and God in America, by Rev. Thandeka

  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

  • A Syllabus: A History of Anti-Black Racism in Medicine can be found here

  • Many, many more here or here or here 

  • Another great, full list of Anti-Racist Resources can be found here 


  • The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

  • Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

  • Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcom X by Ilyasah Shabazz

  • Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney

  • Global Babies (A Book Series) – by The Global Fund for Children

  • Any Book Authored by Ezra Jack Keats

  • Grace for President (Grace Series) by Kelly DiPucchio






  • Immediate Legal Services for Protesters

    • National Bail Out – "a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration"

    • Minnesota Freedom Fund – community-based nonprofit that pays criminal bail & immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality

    • Louisville Community Bail Fund – provides bail and post-release support for those demonstrating on behalf of Breonna Taylor

  • Cash Funds for Families

  • Organizations Addressing Police Violence

    • Black Lives Matter – Donations

    • Campaign Zero – Focuses on "data-driven policy solutions to end this violence and hold police accountable"

    • Black Visions Collective – Minnesota-based organization "dedicated to Black liberation and to collective liberation"

    • Reclaim the Block – Minneapolis community organization aiming to divest from the "police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety"

    • Anti Police Terror Project – "Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color"

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