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 October 28, 2023

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Books

Please note that we do not directly link to Bol.com or Amazon, as we encourage you to order these books from a black-owned bookstore or other independent bookseller in your area!

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
http://renieddolodge.co.uk/

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
https://www.angelasaini.co.uk/
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
https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/
http://laylafsaad.com/
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
https://ta-nehisicoates.com/
IG: @tanehisipcoates

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

Podcasts

In English

Good Ancestor Podcast with Layla F. Saad
http://laylafsaad.com/good-ancestor-podcast

Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast

Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw
https://aapf.org/podcast

Seen on Radio: Seeing White
https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/

Instagram accounts

In Dutch

@controle_alt_delete

@the_blackarchives
@mitch_positivity
@claricegargard
@naomiepieter
@blackqueertransresistance
@lilithm

In English

@rachel.cargle
@laylafsaad@blackrenaissance_nl

@ckyourprivilege
@thegreatunlearn

@ihartericka
@nowhitesaviors

@criticalresistance
@ajabarber
@munroebergdorf

@theconsciouskid

Watch online

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

Watch to donate to BLM
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Read online

In Dutch

Wit Huiswerk
https://www.withuiswerk.nl/

In Dutch and English

Patricia Kaersenhout: July 5, 2020 speech at Martin Luther King, jr. Park, Amsterdam
https://www.neighborhoodfeminists.com/considering-martin-the-struggle-black-women-and-you/

In English

What performative allyship is–and how to not go there
https://forge.medium.com/performative-allyship-is-deadly-c900645d9f1f

Racial Equity Tools supports individuals and groups working to achieve justice at every level – in systems, organizations, and their communities
https://www.racialequitytools.org/

A regularly updated, freely available anti-racism resource for white people to engage more deeply and effectively
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/edit?usp=drivesdk

BLM Ally wiki
www.ally.wiki

Police Brutality 101 Course
https://www.cuapb.org/pb101

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c&t=7s

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide
https://tatianamac.com/posts/save-the-tears/

White Guyde To The Galaxy
https://tatianamac.com/posts/white-guyde

An Antiracist Reading List
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html

On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-Racist
https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=tiffany-jewell-anti-racism-childrens-nonfiction-author-interview

When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a22717725/what-is-toxic-white-feminism/

Why You Need to Stop Saying “All Lives Matter”
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a27075028/black-lives-matter-explained/

Critical Resistance
http://criticalresistance.org

Do the work: an anti racist reading list by Layla F. Saad
https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jun/03/do-the-work-an-anti-racist-reading-list-layla-f-saad

Trouble the narrative by Austin Channing Brown
https://austinchanning.substack.com/p/trouble-the-narrative

#ExpressiveWriting Prompts to Use If You’ve Been Accused of #WhiteFragility #SpiritualBypassing or #WhitePrivilege by Leesa Renee Hall
http://leesareneehall.com/expressivewriting-prompts-to-use-if-youve-been-accused-of-whitefragility-spiritualbypass-or-whiteprivilege/

Black Lives Matter resources
https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/?fbclid=IwAR0G3zqFcUFPH1H5xvfvf-JV1pgTrPvnDlmElJxnuVq_JPV37M3-1Q1r6oE

How to Support Black Lives Matter Online
https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/support-black-lives-matter-online/

Shows

In English

Dear White People (Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Who Killed Malcolm X (Netflix)

Movies

Fruitvale Station

Selma

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)

NL-based black-owned businesses to support

Culture & experiences
http://www.theblackarchives.nl/index.html
http://www.blackheritagetours.com/
https://www.denieuwesint.com/
www.bijlmerbookstore.com
https://www.educulture.store/
http://ketikotiamsterdam.nl/
https://www.facebook.com/babswoordsalon
http://www.ketikotitafel.nl/
https://www.facebook.com/blackfemaleachievers/
https://www.blackachievementmonth.nl/

Fashion & Jewellery
http://www.lady-africa.com/
https://www.patta.nl/
https://www.dailypaperclothing.com/
https://www.elenacorolina.com/
https://lorigin3.com/

Photography
http://www.femfoto.nl/about/

Psychologists
https://webuyblack.nl/het-belang-van-zwarte-psychologen-in-de-afro-nederlandse-community/

Skincare
https://www.urbanafricanaturals.com/

News & resources
https://www.oneworld.nl/

Cuisine & Cocktails
https://www.africankitchen.nl/
https://www.facebook.com/HarlemSoulFoodAmsterdam/
http://www.bootoe.nl/
https://labyrinthamsterdam.nl/
https://www.mooshka.nl/
https://www.waterenbrood.com/

For kids
https://www.colouredgoodies.nl/

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