Racial & Cultural Awareness Resources


  • Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages
  • Talking About Race from the National of African American History and Culture
  • UCARE is a University of Virginia initiative whose mission is to understand and remedy the University’ legacy of slavery, segregation and discrimination within and outside of the University. To subscribe to UCARE’s weekly e-newsletter of relevant events in the Charlottesville area, click here.  

  • Start with the Story C-ville is a collection of information assembled with the aim of telling the story of Charlottesville's history of race in its City's Spaces. It is a resource to learn about and connect with local institutions, projects, advocacy groups, and resources related to equality.

  • Black Lives Matter - an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and allies to fight anti-Black racism, spark dialogue among Black people, and facilitate connections that encourage social action and engagement
  • Buddhists for Racial Justice - is an online home for a multi-racial, cross-tradition response to racism on the part of Buddhist teachers, monastics, priests, leaders, ministers, practitioners, and clergy.

  • White Awake - has a mission of building and maintaining free online resources to help individuals, organizations, and spiritual communities increase their racial awareness. The site includes a manual for groups that wish to explore white privilege and the value of racial awareness. It also includes a valuable list of resources grouped around race-related themes.


Video and Audio Resources

  • Code Switch - What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
  • Seeing White -Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika,  take a deep dive into questions like: Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?
  • The Truth About the Confederacy  Videotaped talk by Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality

  • Race: The Power of an Illusion - film written by Christine Herbes-Sommers, Tracy Heather Strain, Llewellyn M. Smith

  • 10 Things to Watch to Educate Yourself About Racism
  • What Can I Do to Stop Hate Groups? IMCC member, teacher, and White Awake group member, Jackie Erskine, wrote in to NPR show 1A with Joshua Johnson on the topic of, "What Can I do to Stop Hate Groups" which aired on August 15. Jackie talks about her experiences in the ongoing White Awake initiative at IMCC. Her letter is read at the 25:57 mark.

Books by Buddhist authors

General books:

Non fiction

Indigenous American History

African American History


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