This is an ever-evolving collection of resources for white folk who desire to educate themselves about racism, white supremacy, colonialism, cultural appropriation etc.
The first lesson I received and would like to share is this: Listen. Listen to those voices who have been silenced, ignored, repressed. Listen to what these voices need. Hush for a while, sit back, and listen.
Also: if you desire people of colour to educate you, which is not their part to play, but some are very willing in my experience, you can find ways to pay them for their input.
Anyone who has additions to this list, feel free to send them to me.
Killing Rage – Bell Hooks – also check out her other books
Love’s Not Color Blind – Kevin Patterson – Race and Representation in polyamorous and other alternative communities
White Fragility – Robin J. Diangelo
How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race – Beverley Daniel Tatum
White Rage – Carol Anderson
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Renni Eddo-Lodge
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
Black Feminist Thought – Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower – Brittney Cooper
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
Raising our Hands – Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More – Janet Mock
So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color – Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race – Debby Irving
Racialized Trauma and Trauma Basics – Resmaa Menakem -. Free 5-day eCourse
Articles & PDFs
For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies – Courney Ariel/Aug. 16, 2017
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice – Corinne Shutack/Aug. 13, 2017
How White Women’s Tears Threaten Black Existence – Cameron Glover/May 15, 2018
When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels – Rachel Cargle/Aug. 16, 2018
The Souls of White Folk – Stephen Jamal Leeper/ Dec. 22, 2016
What Do We Do With White Folks? – Anthony James Williams/Feb. 4, 2019
White Fragility – The Conscious Kid
Discourse and Debate: Is performative activism inherently bad? – Kayla Abrams, Jemima Fregene, and Lana Awadallah/Mar. 26, 2019
Food Has Always Been Political – Adam Rapaport/May 31, 2020
White Supremacy Culture, From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change – Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun/2001
Why White People Freak Out When They’re Called Out About Race – Sam Adler-Bell/Mar 10, 2015
The Sugarcoated Language of White Fragility – Anna Kegler/Jul. 22, 2016
My White Friend Asked Me to Explain White Privilege – Lori Lakin Hutcherson/Sep. 8, 2017
The 1619 Project (all articles) – New York Times Magazine
“We are not okay. And you shouldn’t be either.” – Meg K. Guilford/May 31, 2020
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change – Barack Obama/Jun. 1, 2020
Reckoning with white supremacy: Five fundamentals for white folks – Lovey Cooper/Jun. 1, 2020
How To Be An Ally If You Are a Person With Privilege – Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D./2003
All My Relations – Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene – Topics like Decolonizing sex, Blood Quantum, Indigiqueer
Movies & documentaries
I am not Your Negro – Raoul Peck and James Baldwin – Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screens – Sam Feder – An in-depth look at Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture.
Grass is Greener – Fab 5 Freddy – The North American War on Drugs is based on racism
When They See Us – Aba DuVernay – Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.
Dear White People – Justin Simien – At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.
Pose – Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy – Racism is, and always has been, tied to gender, social status and sexual preferences.
Why “I’m not racist” is only half the story – Robin Diangelo | Big Think/Oct. 1 2018
Dr. Robin Diangelo discusses ‘White Fragility’ – Seattle Channel/Jul. 3 2018
Brené Brown on Empathy – The RSA/ Dec. 10 2013
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Caruthers – National LGBTQ Task Force/Jan. 23 2016
“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion”: Peggy Mcintosh at TedxTimberlaneSchools – Tedx Talks/Nov. 5, 2012
The Inner Work of Racial Justice | Rhonda Magee – Wisdom 2.0/Mar. 23 2019
A Mindful Approach to Race and Social Justice | Rhonda Magee, Jon Kabot-Zinn, Anderson Cooper – Wisdom 2.0/May 28, 2019
Who to Follow on Social Media
- Antiracism Center @antiracismctr (Twitter, Instagram)
- Audre Lorde Project @audrelorde (Twitter) @audrelordeproject (Instagram)
- Black Women’s Blueprint @BlackWomensBP (Twitter) @blackwomensblueprint (Instagram)
- Color of Change @colorofchange (Twitter and Instagram)
- Colorlines @colorlines (Twitter) @colorlinesnews (Instagram)
- The Conscious Kid @consciouskidlib (Twitter) @consciouskid (Instagram)
- Equal Justice Initiative @ejl_org (Twitter and Instagram)
- The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights @civilrightsorg (Twitter and Instagram)
- NAACP @naacp (Twitter and Instagram)
- Showing Up for Racial Justice @ShowUp4RJ (Twitter) @showingupforracialjustice (Instagram)
- Sistersong @sistersong_woc (Twitter and Instagram)
- United We Dream @unitedwedream (Twitter and Instagram)
- Rachel Cargle @rachel.cargle (Twitter and Instagram)
- Osheta Moore @oshetamoore (Instagram)
- Layla F. Saad @laylafsaad (Instagram)
- An overview of Dutch anti racism accounts on Instagram (Article)