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Racism has an extensive history in this country. If you’re wondering where to begin when educating yourself and others, set aside some time to watch one or more of these TV shows and films about the Black experience in America. And after learning your history, find out how you can take effective action toward racial equity with this video playlist.

Talking about privilege and racism can be difficult, even more so when kids are involved. Start with these kid-friendly movies or this PBS special event to help facilitate discussions in your own home.

Listening to a wide variety of POC voices is a great way to educate yourself on racial injustice. And with everything from TED Talks to this list of podcasts from Oprah Magazine and this list that covers topics from health to pop culture, the ability to surround yourself with those voices and learn from them is right at your fingertips.
And while listening to Black voices is important, it also benefits us all to follow and amplify them so that our learning does not end. Here are some great social media follows to become better allies and unlearn racism together: 11 Anti-Racist Accounts Worth Following , 9 Powerful Black Female Voices to Be Better Allies.

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20 Compelling Movies & TV shows to Watch

USA Today list of movies and TV shows to learn about racism in America and the Black experience. Ranging from comedies to documentaries and dramas.

Kid-Friendly Movies to Help Build a Conversation About Race and Racism

Woman's Day list of 15 kid-friendly movies to start a dialogue about racial prejudice.

YouTube Playlist: Race Forward

Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.

Talking to Children Authentically about Race and Racism

PBS special event between parents, educators, and child development and trauma experts for an important conversation about how you can talk with young children about racial injustice and violence against Black people.

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Black History in Two Minutes

Created by "Be Woke Presents…", this podcast series provides brief and concise historical episodes of the African American experience.

The Dope Black Podcasts I Discovered This Week

Essence list of Black podcasts covering topics ranging from health and history to pop culture.

Podcast: Seeing White

Series of 14 episodes where host and producer John Biewen looks at the racial structures of America, focusing on dissecting the oppressors rather than the oppressed.

'Raising White Kids' Author on How White Parents Can Talk About Race

NPR's Michel Martin talks to Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially charged events.

12 Great Podcasts That Discuss Race and Racism in America

Oprah Magazine article on podcasts about whiteness, diversity, identity, and race. Topics range from comedy and culture to news and history.

TED Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America

TED talks playlist featuring passionate pleas for reform to poetic turns of phrase. These talks take an honest look at everyday realities of Black Americans and illuminate the way forward.

11 Anti-Racist Accounts That Are Worth Following

Variety article highlighting profiles that are creating and sharing anti-racist content.

9 Powerful Black Female Voices to Follow on Instagram

Create & Cultivate blog post on female voices, educators, speakers, and activists you should follow on Instagram who are facilitating important discussions on anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion.

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