Increasing Cultural Competency and Race Relations Resources

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As an organization, AzPA is committed to justice, equality, multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion. We will continue to educate and work to end systemic racism and violent brutality towards communities of color and ethnic minorities.


1619 (New York Times)

About Race

Code Switch (NPR)

Intersectionality matters! Hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod for the Cause (Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White

Parenting Forward podcast episode Five Pandemic

Parenting Lessons with Ciny Wang

Fare of the Free Child Podcast

Raising White Kids (NPR)

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Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Derald Wing Sue

The Emperor Has No Clothes, by Tema Jon Okun

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work on Racial Justice by Paul Kivel

Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tachluk

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How to Be an Aniti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Divided Sisters by Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts

Locking up Our Own by James Forman

The Miner’s Canary by Lani Guiner and Gerald Torress

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

Dreams of My Father, by Barack Obama

Analyzing American Racism in the Trump Era (Time magazine Sept 2018)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley

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

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

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

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

PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good

Crossing Cultures: The Surprising Complexity of Countertransference (Psychotherapy Networker: Case Study)

True Allyship: Seeking, Speaking, and Enacting Truth (Psychology Today blog)

"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

"My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22,

The Combahee River Collective Statement

"The Intersectionality Wars" by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

"Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?" by Courtney
Martin (June 1, 2020)

"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)

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13th (Netflix)

American Son (Netflix)

Dear White People (Netflix)

If Beale Street Could Talk (HULU)

Malcolm X (Netflix)

King in the Wilderness (HBO)

See You Yesterday (Netflix)

The Hate You Give (Cinimax)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Skin (movie about Sandra Laing who is a South African woman designated as “White, then Colored, then White again and finally Colored again)

Crossing the Color Line: Overcoming Bias to Forge Relationships, Dr. Angela Kenzslowe on

Any additional video on RACE on

Racism is Real (Youtube)

RACE- The Power of an Illusion (PBS)

ALL major news sources no matter your political affiliation

Systemic Racism Explained (YouTube)

3 Psych Docs (Youtube)

The Birth of a Nation

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

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

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Understand your own implicit bias: Take the Harvard Implicit bias test at

Have difficult conversations with people who are different

Challenge friends and family who hold racial attitudes

Listen first

Donate to organizations that offer support to POC

Offer services (i.e. sliding scale) to organizations that support POC

Join boards that service POC

Write to your local and national politicians

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Additional Resources:

Diversity Consult with Dr. Evelyn Burrell

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