Anti-Racism Resources

New Jersey Association for Music Therapy 

Anti-Racism Resources

These resources have been compiled to help start, inform and facilitate conversations on race and racism for the music therapy community . 

Music Therapy Resources

1.Talking about Police Brutality with Clients of Color (Resource Guide)

2. Anti-Oppressive Practices by Music Therapists of Color (Resource Guide)  

3. Acknowledging Identity, Privilege, and Oppression in Music Therapy  (Article)

4. Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist: Personal Narrative (Book)

5. View of Multicultural Music Therapy: An Exploration (Position Paper)

6. Towards A Culturally Centered Music Therapy Practice (Paper)

7. Multicultural Considerations in Music Therapy Research (Chapter)


Resources for Black Mental Health:

  1. The Open Series
  2. ST. Foxie
  3. Heal Haus
  4. Ask Dr. Jess
  5. Black Girl in Om
  6. Dive In Well
  7. Therapy for Black Girls
  8. Afrcian American Mental Health
  9. 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in this Country
  10.  Black Women’s Health Imperative

Singable Songbooks for Children in Music Therapy:

  1. 10 Singable Books by Black Authors
  2. Sunshine on My Shoulders
  3. This Little Light of Mine
  4. What a Wonderful World
  5. Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure
  6. I Got Rhythm

Educational Resources

One Site Resources

  1. Fantasy World Masters List of Resources on How to Dismantle Systemic Racism

Information provided includes: 

  • Daily Updates
  • Literature: Black History 
  • Resources for Educators*FkB1gCNKqSKjmj4wC267QA


Medium Article: 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Injustice Lives Matter Co-Founder

Explains Why This Time is Different By Issac Chotiner

Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism

‘I’m Prejudiced,’ He Said. Then We Kept Talking. By Heather C. McGhee

The Corona Virus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying By Adam Serwer

White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

21 Anti-Racist Videos to Share With Kids

150 Black-owned Businesses

Non-Fiction Books

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Diana Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

Divided Sisters by Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

They Cant Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Fatal Intervention by Dorothy Roberts

Locking Up Our Own by James Forman

Podcasts/Ted Talks

Ted Talk - Ibram X. Kendi: How to build an antiracist World 


The Seeing White podcast is a production from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and is distributed by the public radio nonprofit organization PRX. The second season, which explored the "history and meaning of whiteness," is essential listening for parents.


So Get Me, a podcast from the Grammy-nominated children’s hip-hop group Alphabet Rockers, is for families of all backgrounds who want to work for racial justice. In their music and work with school children, the Alphabet Rockers encourage kids to practice intervening when they witness exclusion of any kind in school or out in public, including racism and prejudice.

1619 (New York Times)

Code Switch (NPR)

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod for the Cause (Leadership Conf on Civil & Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White Podcast

Parenting Forward podcast episode 'Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt'

Fare of the Free Child Podcast


  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Social Media 


This list is  not exhaustive, we have looked through the Anti-Ractists Alliance’s resources and provided a limited list but more extensive materials can be found on the ARA’s  anti-racism resources page that be found here*8ssl4XXrZPa-AWyjQJoK4A