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What’s one thing you can do now to combat racism? 

By The Aloha Team

Dusk settling over the mountains.

A resource list from the Aloha Foundation

Earlier this week, Interim Executive Director Vanessa Riegler sent an email to the Aloha community about our renewed commitment to combating racism and promoting equity and inclusion in our programs.

To follow up on that message, we’d like to share some excellent resources suggested by Aloha community members. You’ll find tools to support conversations around race with children and adults, as well as podcasts and reading for those who wish to increase their knowledge and more deeply examine topics like privilege and personal biases.

The list below is by no means comprehensive. We welcome additional resource suggestions in the comments below.

We know you are eager to hear more specificity about our next steps and expect to be able to share more details later this month.



Talking About Race

Tools and guidance from the National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian Institute to empower your journey and inspire conversation 

Anti-Racism Resources

Resources (books, podcasts, videos, organizations to follow on social media, films and TV series) to help white parents raise anti-racist children

Organization that provide parents resources to talk to children about race, including 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup

List of resources (articles, tips for conversations, books, podcasts)

CNN Sesame Street Town Hall Saturday June 6

Follow The Conscious Kid on Instagram. Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens.

For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies



1619-New York Times

About Race

Code Switch-NPR

Seeing White

Intersectionality Matters!

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast



White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 

Waking Up White by Debbie Irving

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

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Race Matters by Cornel West

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts

West Indian Immigrants: A Black Success Story? by Suzanne Model

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain by Langston Hughes