Anti-Racism Resources

June 8, 2020; Updated March 19, 2021

As said in our statement of solidarity with the Black community and our statement of solidarity with the AAPI community, as individuals and as an organization we are working to identify how we have participated in the systemic racism, and what our roles are as allies and in elevating the voices of people from historically marginalized communities. We encourage you to do the same, and take the next step to dismantle America’s deeply embedded racism. Here are some resources we think will help to get started.

* Resources added March 19, 2021

Books to Read:

American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang*

The Making of Asian America: A History, Erika Lee*

Children of Cambodia’s Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors, Kim DePaul*

They Called Us Enemy, George Takei*

No-No Boy, John Okada*

Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps, Mary Matsuda Greunewald*

Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture, Gary Okihiro*

Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States Since 1850, Roger Daniels*

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

So, You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility, Robin Diangelo

How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

They Can’t Kill Us All, Wesley Lowery

Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward

White Like Me, Tim Wise

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, Angela Y. Davis

The Racial Healing Handbook, Anneliese A. Singh

Bearing Witness While Black, Allissa V. Richardson

Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong*

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford*

Fairest, Meredith Talusan*

Know My Name, Chanel Miller*

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, Ellen D. Wu*

Shareable Anti-racism Resource Guide, more books listed there

Justice in June, Syllabus to learn about racism

11 must-read books if you want to better understand the experiences of Asian-Americans, more books listed here*

A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America, from Vox*

In the Media:

How to Support Asian-American Colleagues Amid the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence –, includes links to other articles*

How to take action against anti-Asian racism at work and in your personal life –*

The long history of racism against Asian Americans in the U.S. – PBS News Hour*

On anti-Asian hate crimes: Who is the real enemy?  – Awaken, provides a list of concrete actions we can take now toward the bottom of the essay*

Violence Against Asian-Americans Isn’t New, but It Is Growing – Video segment from the Amber Ruffin Show*

21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge – Snohomish for Equity on Instagram

Why We Can’t Separate Justice and Sustainability in the Food System – Union of Concerned Scientists

#BlackBirdersWeek Celebrates Black Nature Enthusiasts – Wyoming Public Media

Being Black while in Nature: ‘You’re an Endangered Species’ – Earth Island Journal

These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time – CNN

Risking Your Life to Fight Racism (Thank You) – Washington State Department of Health

USWNT roundtable: Players share their thoughts, experiences on racism in America – The Athletic

American Carnage at Lafayette Square – LegalEagle on YouTube

The hidden stories that give rise to violence against Asian American womenThe Seattle Times*

Standing against anti-Asian violence – Workday*

Rise in anti-Asian violence with actors Daniel Day Kim and Daniel Wu – Washington Post Live on YouTube*

Anti-Asian Attacks Rise During Pandemic. Read NPR’s Stories on the Surge in Violence – NPR*

Anti-Asian Violence is on the Rise. Here Are Some Ways You Can Help Asian Americans – Vox*

Other Readings

Stop AAPI Hate National Report*

Consider Supporting Black-owned & AAPI-owned Businesses, Independent Bookstores or Restaurants Online

How to support Black-owned restaurants in SeattleThe Seattle Times

Ways to Support AAPI Communities and Businesses in Seattle – EverOut Seattle*

Asian-Owned Businesses in Seattle You Can Support Right Now – Seattle Refined*

Asian-Owned Businesses – Intentionalist*

Local Seattle Museums

Seattle Asian Art Museum*

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience*

Movies to Watch:


When They See Us

See You Yesterday


Just Mercy

Ebb and Flow – An immigrant family, an oyster, and how they rescued the Pacific Coast shellfish industry, see trailer on Vimeo*

The Farewell*

Minding the Gap*

Better Luck Tomorrow*

Crazy Rich Asians*



Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment from

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Reporting Hate Crimes

The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs*—This state agency works to improve the lives of Asian Pacific Americans in Washington State and includes several useful resources including how to report a hate crime: AAPI Hate Incident Form

What to Do If You’ve Been The Victim of a Hate Crime* — A guide for victims of hate crimes from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Stop AAPI Hate* — Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) and Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) have launched this reporting center to allow community members to report incidents of hate they have experienced. Individual information, including personal identification details, will be kept confidential and will only be shared with permission. In the aggregate, the information will be used for assistance, advocacy and education. Forms available in English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Thai, and Japanese.

Seattle Office for Civil Rights*— This office upholds laws that protect you against discriminatory harassment in housing, employment, or public places within Seattle city limits.

King County Office of Civil Rights* — This office has authority to handle discrimination complaints only for King County government and for employers, housing providers, and businesses in the unincorporated parts of King County (outside the cities).

Washington State Human Rights Commission* — Under the law, everyone has the right to be free from discrimination at work, in housing, in a public accommodation, or when seeking credit and insurance. Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination for employers, housing providers, and businesses.

College Consensus Racial Equity Resources — 135 Racial Equity Resources for Education, Professional & Community Development, Health & Civil Rights

Mental Health and Other Resources*

Racial Trauma Toolkit 

Asian Mental Health Collective

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

Anti-Racism Resources for Students and Professionals in Healthcare

Asian Counseling and Referral Services