Skip to Main Content

Antiracism: A Resource Guide: Welcome

This guide contains resources in diverse formats compiled for students, staff and faculty by the Skyline College Library beginning in Summer 2020.

Antiracism: A Resource Guide

Illustration by The Washington Post, July 14, 2020; Photos by Library of Congress, AP, Washington Post

Featured Book: How to Be an Antiracist

The opposite of "racist" isn’t "not racist." It is "antiracist." — Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

Featured Topic

Protect our eldersSee our Special Topics page "Racism Against Asian Americans During the Pandemic" and our new guide "Anti-Asian/Asian American Racism: A Resource Guide" for more information.


Find books and articles at Skyline College Library with undefined

About OneSearch

Access to Books & More from PLS

More resources are available from the public libraries in San Mateo County


A special thanks to the Sophia Academy whose Anti-Racism resources were incorporated into this guide. - The Skyline College Library staff.


Welcome to Antiracism: A Resource Guide.

This guide is a collaboration between the Library and other campus departments and organizations in a joint commitment to racial equity and justice.

Protestors at Mission High School on June 3, 2020

Thousands in Bay Area protest George Floyd killing. June 2, 2020. The Mercury News. 

Photo: Karl Mondon, Bay Area News Group

The impetus for this guide was our collective response to the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020.  A group of faculty recognized the need to educate ourselves and our community on the complex topic of racism against Black people in America and to show solidarity with those in our community--especially students and staff--who have been harmed by racist ideas, policies and practices. They drafted a letter and began to compile educational resources.

This guide includes these and other free, high quality resources across a broad spectrum of topics and a variety of viewpoints and formats. While this guide is primarily a resource for our students conducting research on racism and antiracism, it's also for everyone who wants to learn, engage and take action on their own journey toward being an antiracist.   

This guide is a starting point, a work in progress and is in no way comprehensive. Sadly, Floyd's death was not the first in racism's long history in this country and it won't be the last as we've seen shootings continue. We hope you'll check back often and we invite you, the Skyline College Community, to suggest additional resources for inclusion. And be sure to check our our Events and Organizations pages for ways for you to engage and stay involved.

Philonise Floyd and attorney Ben Crump celebrate the guity verdicts for Derek Chauvin, April 20, 2021.

Philonise Floyd and attorney Ben Crump, from left, react after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.  Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.  Photo credit:  Julio Cortez/Associated Press.

Inspiration from John Lewis

Skyline College Research Guides

You may want to consider using related research guides from Skyline College below:

Recommend Resources

We look forward to your recommendations for additional resources to include in Antiracism: A Resource Guide.

Please submit a Research Help Form including your recommendation(s) and any links or comments you choose.

Thank you for helping to build this new Skyline College resource.

Ask a Librarian

Not sure where to start?