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Racism in Medicine Resources: Anti-Racism Resources

Racial disparity in treatment has been well documented for years. In order to address this issue within healthcare, we've compiled resources on racism in medicine and anti-racism resources for our patrons.

Anti-Racism Resources

Fighting against racism and striving for dismantling of systemic racism in medicine is key to providing equitable and complete care to your future patients, but the world and protests bring to light more than just the issues within the medical community. Listening and learning are key to combating racial inequality and recognizing voices of others with different experiences is vital to growth in this area. 

Below are some reading lists for both adults and children on the subject of anti-racism. KCU does not have these titles within our collection so please check out your local public library if you are interested in reading them. 

If you have not already done so, please check out the KCU Student Book Club. The first book on the list is "White Fragility" by Robin Diangleo. You can find the link to join the group on the KCU Intranet.

Streaming media companies like Netflix and Prime Video have created anti-racism watchlilsts. If you have time, there are some wonderful titles available right now for free. 

This is far from a complete list of resources. If there are any that you feel should be included, please email 


The Anti-Racist Reading List - Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University

  • This list was published in The Atlantic and contains 38 books chosen to address specific topics of importance 

Racial Justice Analysis Reading List - Center for Racial Justice in Education

  • This list was put together by the Center for Racial Justice in Education and focuses on racial equality in education

Anti-Racism Books List - the Editors of the Strategist

  • Book list of suggested books compiled from recommendations from anti-racism organizations, educators, and black-owned bookstores

Antiracist Reading List - The Stacks

  • A list of nonfiction books to help examine anti-Black racism and the fight for antiracism in the US

An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List - Sara Grocowski, Publishers Weekly

  • Selection of fiction and non-fiction books that celebrate the diversity of the Black experience for children and young adults

Explaining Racism and Protests to Your Kids - Jessica Grose, New York Times

  • Books about race for kids to start early conversations 

Blogs, Podcasts, Articles

Hearing Frederick Douglass: His Speech on John Brown

  • Library of Congress Blog, by Neely Tucker

This Is What I Want to Tell My White Professors When They Ask, "How Are You Today?"

  • Huffpost, by LaShyra "Lash" Nolen


1619, New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones

About Race, Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race

Code Switch, NPR


Prime Video