Learning About Racism in America

The Plug team is making a commitment to educate ourselves and to help our network learn more about important facts and narratives related to racism in America, particularly for Black America.

Our team curated a list of media resources to aid in this pursuit of knowledge and understanding, listed in no particular order:



  1. How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  2. So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ljeoma Oluo
  3. The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
  4. Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
  5. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  6. Me and White Supremacy, by Layla Saad
  7. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown
  8. Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out, by Ruth King
  9. America’s Original Sin, by Jim Wallis
  10. White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White, by Daniel Hill
  11. Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde
  12. Your Silence Will Not Protect You, by Audre Lorde


Films + Videos

  1. When They See Us, on Netflix
  2. 13th, on Netflix
  3. American Son, on Netflix
  4. Selma, on Amazon Prime
  5. I Am Not Your Negro, on Amazon Prime
  6. The Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution, on Amazon Prime
  7. The Hate You Give, on Hulu
  8. How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time, via Ted Talk
  9. LA 92, on Netflix
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk, on Hulu


  1. Code Switch
  2. Pod Save The People
  3. 1619 (New York Times)
  4. All My Relations
  5. EJI’s Lynching in America
  6. Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw
  7. The #GroundingsPodcast
  8. The Appeal’s Justice in America

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