In light of the current global protests against police brutality and racism, we see an increase in people asking for resources on racism and on how to be anti-racist. We have compiled a list of our recommended books, movies, websites, Instagram accounts and other resources. Please note that none of these are our own work or related directly to us: we are merely bringing these together in one place.

This list is also in no way a complete compendium, but rather a place to get started. We will continue updating this list. If you know any other resources you feel should be included let us know!

For people who are themselves experiencing discrimination in the Netherlands, whether in the form of systematic micro-aggressions or larger acts of racism, finding effective mental health support is vital. Here’s a list of Black psychologists compiled by the We Buy Black team.

last update May 6, 2024

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In Dutch and English

White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (EN)
Witte Onschuld: Paradoxen van Kolonialisme en Ras (NL)
Gloria Wekker

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (EN)
Waarom Ik Niet Meer Met Witte Mensen Over Racisme Praat (NL)
Reni Eddo-Lodge

Alledaags Racisme
(Please look for the 2018 updated edition)
Philomena Essed

Brit(ish) (EN)
Waarom Ras Ertoe Doet (NL)
Afua Hirsch
IG: @afuahirsch

Superior: The Return of Race Science (EN)
Superieur: De Terugkeer van de Rassentheorie (NL)
Angela Saini
IG: @angeladsaini

Understanding Policing – A resource book for human rights activists (Amnesty, 2007)
Downloadable in various languages here

In English

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor (sold out in many places but ebook is always available!)
Layla F. Saad
IG: @laylafsaad

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do The Work
Tiffany Jewell
IG: @tiffanymjewell

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
IG: @tanehisipcoates

White Spaces Missing Faces: Why Women of Color Don’t Trust White Women
Catrice M. Jackson
IG: @catriceology

How To Be Antiracist
Ibram X Kendi
IG: @ibramxk

Sister Outsider
Audre Lorde

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In a World Made For Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown
IG: @austinchanning


In English

Good Ancestor Podcast with Layla F. Saad

Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast

Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw

Seen on Radio: Seeing White

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@laylafsaad @blackrenaissance_nl





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In Dutch

The Master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house – Black Renaissance Collectief (in Dutch)
A recording of a conversation on (anti)racism in the Netherlands, recorded on July 12, 2020 in De Appel, Amsterdam. Watch the video on Vimeo.

In English

Why performative allyship is triggering, by Aja Barber

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Wit Huiswerk

In Dutch and English

Patricia Kaersenhout: July 5, 2020 speech at Martin Luther King, jr. Park, Amsterdam

In English

What performative allyship is–and how to not go there

Racial Equity Tools supports individuals and groups working to achieve justice at every level – in systems, organizations, and their communities

A regularly updated, freely available anti-racism resource for white people to engage more deeply and effectively

BLM Ally wiki

Police Brutality 101 Course

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide

White Guyde To The Galaxy

An Antiracist Reading List

On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-Racist

When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels

Why You Need to Stop Saying “All Lives Matter”

Critical Resistance

Do the work: an anti racist reading list by Layla F. Saad

Trouble the narrative by Austin Channing Brown

#ExpressiveWriting Prompts to Use If You’ve Been Accused of #WhiteFragility #SpiritualBypassing or #WhitePrivilege by Leesa Renee Hall

Black Lives Matter resources

How to Support Black Lives Matter Online

Resources to Unlearn Implicit Bias

Building Inclusive AI: Strategies for Training Against Racism


In English

Dear White People (Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Who Killed Malcolm X (Netflix)


Fruitvale Station


I Am Not Your Negro (CineTree and on NPO Start)

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (YouTube)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)

13th (Netflix)

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (Netflix)

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