At UC Santa Barbara we value an inclusive and affirming environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Many of us receive little exposure to identities different from our own in our earlier lives, and thus universities can be the first time we encounter people different from ourselves. The resources on this site are intended to serve as a place to engage with diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.





Additional Resources:


Anti-Racist Awareness & Educational Resources 


A Timeline of Events that Led to the 2020 Fed Up Rising - The Root

Black Lives Matter: Birth of a Movement - The Guardian

75 Things White People can do for Racial Justice - Corinne Shutack - Medium


How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism | Teen Vogue


An Antiracist Reading List - The New York Times


We can talk about race without fighting or getting defensive, if we’re willing to learn how - The 

Washington Post - Yes Magazine

George Floyd protests: People are pushed to the edge

“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)


Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists


”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh


“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)


The Problem with saying “All Lives Matter” (YouTube)

Five Tips for Being an Ally (YouTube)

How Racism Makes Us Sick (TedTalk)

Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America (TedTalks)

What’s My Complicity? (

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

"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools

Beverly Daniel Tatum: Why Are All of the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Being Black by Jane Elliott


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)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White


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

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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

Why are the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum 

Films and TV series

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — 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

King In The Wilderness  — HBO

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

12 Years Slave - Available to Rent 

The Greenbook - Available on Amazon 

Organizations to follow on social media

Antiracism Center: Twitter

Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook






UCSB Campus/Community Happenings

Anti-Racist/Allyship Resources

The workplace and schools are often places of anti-Black discrimination and violence, and in recognition of that I encourage our non-Black colleagues to look at the following resources on how we can support our Black students, colleagues, and community. First, our Multicultural Center is offering a discussion this Thursday the 4th at 6pm (see attached flyer) on Collective Healing and Organizing, and I hope you will join me in attending. Second, below are two sets of recommendations from Black women on how their white and non-Black POC allies can best support them:
10 Recommendations on Non-Optical Allyship by Mireille Harper, UK Author and Editor of Square Peg Press
For additional ideas and next-steps, see this list of Anti-racism resources for white people and parents.

Community Care and Support
I want to amplify the statements I have heard from Black friends and colleagues that they are in pain, processing, hurting, healing. I have heard from students and colleagues that this is impacting their ability to show up to classes, complete coursework, work, and to go about business as usual as though these tragic events have not happened. As allies, we can provide support by listening, recognizing that this is and will impact folks' work and schooling, and by offering understanding and grace.

You may also be starting to hear about impacts from students, colleagues, and the community via email, in person, and on social media. The Dean of Students Office is available to respond to any outreach you receive. If you wish to respond individually, please feel free to do so, and/or please also send the communication to so that the Dean of Students Office can also respond individually with campus information, resources, and support.

Staff and faculty can also seek services in ASAP by emailing or calling 805-893-3318.

Anti-racist work continues to be of the utmost urgency and importance, and requires our personal and professional attention. Wherever we can be allies, we must thoughtfully and repeatedly assess how we are showing up through deliberate and community-informed action. This is a lifelong pursuit and one where we are always growing into our full potential.


Additional anti-racism resources

Anti-Racism Project

Anguish and Action: 

Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)

Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources

Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits

“Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

*Credit to document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.