Anti-Racist Resources

Racism will never be tolerated at Anchor Design Co.

Over the past 7 days I have been learning a lot about what it means to be not-a-racist versus an anti-racist, and how I can make anti-racism a part of the culture at Anchor Design Co.. Starting today you will see me begin to promote our own content again, but I want to be very clear:

Business, as usual, is completely out the window.

I will always call out racism when I see it, and racism will not be accepted by anyone on our team or by any other businesses we collaborate with.

I will, and have already chosen to, donate to causes that are working towards equality.

I will show diversity in our photography.

I will choose to support businesses owned by people of every race.

I will continue learning ways that I can support and serve men and women of color through my platforms both personally and through my business and I would like to not only encourage you but to help you do the same.

Below, please find a living list of resources to help you find ways to help the world take steps towards equality, and as we become aware of more we’ll continue to add them here.

DONATE

ACT

READ

Books

  • Across That Bridge, by John Lewis
  • All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Eloquent Rage, by Brittney Cooper
  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  • How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown
  • Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
  • Libraries of Black Writings and Texts
  • Pushout, by Monique W. Morris
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  • The Black Book, edited by Middleton A. Harris, Ernest Smith, Morris Levitt, Roger Furman, and Toni Morrison
  • The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo
  • White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness, by Ruth Frankenberg

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Stock Photography

Business Grants

WATCH

Documentaries

  • 13th (2016)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (2017)
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
  • Whose Streets? (2017)

Movies

  • Do The Right Thing (1989)
  • Fruitvale Station (2013)
  • Just Mercy (2019)
  • Malcolm X (1992)
  • Selma (2014)
  • Queen & Slim (2019)

TV Shows

  • Dear White People (2017)
  • When They See Us (2019)

LISTEN

FOLLOW

For Art

For Book Recommendations

For Wellness Inspiration

  • @foreverfinesse, fitness and wellness coach, clean eating expert, full of positive energy
  • @thebodyahomeforlove, art, wellness, and programming creating space for Black women to heal from sexual trauma
  • @dora_kamau, meditations + affirmations
  • @miaghogho, artist, designer, and kemetic yoga teacher

 For Sustainability Inspiration

SUPPORT BLACK TALENT

SHOP BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

Beauty + Wellness Brands

  • Beauty Bakerie, cruelty-free cosmetics with an online-shade finder
  • Black Girl In Om, a holistic wellness platform creating space for women of color in wellness
  • Black-Owned Beauty Brands, a list compiled by beauty writers Kaleigh Fasanella and Shammara Lawrence
  • BLK+GRN, a digital marketplace of all-natural products created by Black artisans
  • HealHaus, a holistic cafe and healing space in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mielle Organics, haircare and skincare with a focus on health
  • The Honey Pot, cleansing, protecting, and balancing plant-based products for people with vaginas
  • Unsun Cosmetics, mineral-based sunscreen and hand cream formulated in two shades for melanated skin

Bookshops

Fashion

  • Black-owned fashion labels + clothing stores to shop now via GQ

Home Goods

  • Alexandra Winbush, a wellness startup promoting mental health awareness and mental illness
  • Clare, a direct-to-consumer, designer-curated paint brand
  • Jungalow, a home decor collection that plants two trees for every product sold
  • Something Special by Brother Vellies, sustainably and ethically made-to-order home goods delivered to your doorstep once a month

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.

To contribute to the list, please email your suggestions to hello@anchordesignco.com

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