Supporting Black Communities

Anti-Black racism is pervasive and combating it is critical to addressing the ways white supremacy has informed our institutions, our policies, and our daily interactions with each other. You may be seeking ways to actively promote racial justice in support of friends, neighbors, and colleagues, or you may identify as Black and seek educational resources, support, or wish to report a bias incident. Each of us can play a part in stopping anti-Black racism.

The resources below were compiled in partnership with students, faculty, and staff from across the University. Requests to add additional items can be sent to [email protected].

The resources below include off-campus resources that Columbia is neither affiliated with nor explicitly endorses. This list is intended only to inform students of resources available to them in the broader community. 


The books listed below are only a small sample of books available from Columbia Libraries on this topic. Please consult with a Columbia reference librarian for additional resources.

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