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The resources and materials below were compiled by CCD’s Anti-Racism Committee from civil rights and disability rights and justice organizations, including some CCD member organizations and the National Disability Leadership Alliance Organizers Forum on Resisting Anti-Blackness in Disability Spaces (February 2020). The materials posted meet CCD’s vision and mission statement. Members can submit anti-racism materials for this resource page by emailing with a request to forward recommendations to the CCD Anti-Racism Committee. The Anti-Racism committee will review submissions to ensure they meet the vision and mission of CCD prior to publishing on this page.    

Please note, CCD does not endorse ideas or positions from the organizations and individuals listed below beyond the materials posted on this page.   

Talking About Race

A Learning Agenda for Collective Impact (article) Stanford Social Innovation Review by Jennifer Splansky Juster and Cindy Santos 

Allegories on Race and Racism (TEDx Talk) with Camara Jones  

Dismantling Racism Works web workbook (training materials) 

Me and White Supremacy (book) by Layla Saad 

Smithsonian NMAAHC Talking About Race, Being an Antiracist 

What Does it Mean to be an Antiracist? (handout) from The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A Singh, PhD, LPC 

#BlackDisabledLivesMatter, Intersectionality and Disability Justice

10 Principles of Disability Justice (blog) Sins Invalid 

Activist Lydia X.Z. Brown on Disability Justice, Mutual Aid, and How Race and Disability Intersect (interview) Mare Claire by Zoe Guy 

African American Conference on Disabilities (conference recap and materials) Arizona Center for Disability Law 

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice (book) by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 

CCD Racialized Ableism Recording Transcript (presentation) by ChrisTiana Obey  

Crisis in our Communities: Racial Disparities in Community Living (training toolkit) Autistic Self Advocacy Network 

Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics (article) University of Chicago Legal Forum by Kimberle Crenshaw – coined the term intersectionality 

Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More than Two Decades Later (interview) Columbia Law School Story Archive 

How to be an AntiRacist (book and discussion guide) by Ibram X. Kendi  

National Center on Cultural Competency (training material) by Georgetown University  

Race, Ethnicity and Disability: The Financial Impact of Systemic Inequality and Intersectionality (article) The National Disability Institute 

Reckoning with Race and Disability (article) Yale Law Journal Forum by Jasmine E. Harris 

Working definition of ableism by Talila TL Lewis 


Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the Disability Rights & Independent Living Movements 

Black History of 504 Sit-In for Disability Rights: More than Serving Food – when will the Healing begin? San Fransisco Bay View by Leroy Moore 

Brad Lomex: The Black Panthers and the Disability Rights Movement by Daisy Holder

National Alliance of Melanin Disabled Advocates (advocacy group and blog) by Keri Gray 

NDRN #DisabilityRightsinBlack series (advocate stories) National Disability Rights Network 

Race, Violence & Policing

Policing and Pandemics: On Racism, Health and Justice (Presentation) Recording Northwest Health Law Advocates Series by Dr. Rhea Boyd  

The History of Race Violence (twitter thread) from @EricaBuddington 

The Racist Roots of Policing, from Slave Patrols to Traffic Stops (article) The Conversation by Connie Hassett-Walker 

We Can’t Breathe: The Deaf & Disabled Margin of Police Brutality Project (video and toolkit) by Keri Gray and Dustin Gibson with support from the NCIL Diversity Committee and Caucuses 

What is Police Violence? (toolkit/booklet) by ASAN, AAPD & Green Mountain Self Advocates  

Intersection of Race and Disability in Healthcare 

A Racial Equity Framework for Assessing Health Policy (article) Commonwealth Fund by Jamila Michener 

Advancing Health Equity And Reducing Health Disparities For People With Disabilities In The United States (article) Health Affairs by Monika Mitra, Linda Long-Bellil, Ian Moura, Angel Miles, and H. Stephen Kaye 

Disability Justice in Public Health (article) University of Michigan School of Public Health by Kara Mannor 

Ensuring Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities–Historical Context on Medically Rationing and Disability Justice  (8 min segment of a longer webinar; starts at 9 mins in) Harvard Radcliffe Institute  

Financial Inequality: Disability, Race and Poverty in America (paper) National Disability Institute by Nanette Goodman, Michael Morris, Kelvin Boston, Foreword by Donna Walton 

Improving The Measurement Of Structural Racism To Achieve Antiracist Health Policy (article) Health Affairs by Rachel Hardeman, Patricia Homan, Tongtan Chantarat, Brigette Davis, Tyson Brown 

Navigating Health with Pacific Islander Communities (Self-Paced 6 module course) Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum 

The Color of Care  (documentary) by Yance Ford 

The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law (book) by Haben Girma 

The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease (book) by Jonathan Metzl 

Racial Discomfort & Allyship 

4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears (article) Everyday Feminism by Jennifer Loubriel 

A Learning Agenda for Collective Impact (article) Stanford Social Innovation Review by Jennifer Splansky Juster and Cindy Santos 

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism (article) New Yorker by Katy Waldman 

Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people (article) The Guardian by Ijeoma Oluo 

Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence (interview) On Being with Krista Tippett, guest Resmaa Menakem 

Open-Source Guide to Allyship 

CCD Task Force Anti-Racism Principles, Statements and CCD Materials 

CCD Racialized Ableism presentation by ChrisTiana ObeySumner, April 12, 2021. Recording and Transcript.

CCD Board Statement on George Floyd, from the CCD Board of Directors 06/03/20 

CCD Code of Participation Alleged Violation Confidential Complaint Form 

LTSS Anti-Racism Principles and Objectives 

Transportation Task Force Anti-Racism Efforts 

Transportation Comments on the Equity Action Plan 

Transportation Task Force CCD USDOT Equity Data RFI Comments 

Transportation Task Force ADA 30 Briefing Handout 

Rights Task Force Statement on Reducing Police Responses to People with Disabilities, September 2020

2024 CCD Statement on Reducing Police Responses to People with Disabilities

Advocate and Organizational Statements

 Disability Solidarity: Completing the “Vision for Black Lives" Harriett Tubman Collective, September 7, 2016 

National Council on Independent Living Statement on Equity and Race January 20, 2020 

National Institute of Mental Health, Racism and Mental Health Research: Steps Toward Equity (not a CCD member organization) 

Statement from the National Alliance of Multicultural Disabled (NAMD) Advocates August 26, 2019 (Note: NAMD is now the National Alliance of Melanin Disabled Advocates. CCD’s Anti-Racism Committee was initially formed in response to the NAMED Advocates’ statement) 

Statement: Addressing Systemic Racism and Institutional Inequities in CSD American Speech-Language Hearing Association June 2020