Whiteness, White Privilege, and White Anti-Racism

Don’t just be an ally in safe space. Don’t just hold the #BlackLivesMatter sign when it is safe. Hold the sign when bullets are flying over your head. Hold the sign when our children are dying from asthma and living in mold infested projects. Tell me a life matters when it costs you something. Don’t let my pain be your weekend excursion.
–Rev. Michael Walrond, pastor of First Corinthia Baptist Church in NY, quoted by Urban Cusp

 

Projects, Groups, Actions

Beyond Whiteness: This website is full of resources for antiracism and information about white privilege, racism, and more.

Catalyst Project, organizing antiracist whites

The Center for the Study of White American Culture and their blog on topics of whiteness

Community Change, Inc, Boston

The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper from the 1800s

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
 ** Donate to Black-Led Racial Justice Organizations, from SURJ 

Traces of the Trade and The Tracing Center

The White Noise Collective is a collective of people dedicated to racial justice that explores how internalized sexism and heterosexism show up in the work of anti-racist activists, educators and allies.

White Nonsense Roundup

White Privilege Conference

 

Articles, Videos, Books, etc

9 Ways You Can Use Your White Privilege For Good, from MTV (of all places)

13 Resources for Teaching About White Privilege

16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read, from Huffington Post

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex, An Indigenous Perspective and Provocation, from Indigenous Action Media
– Stop Being An Ally, #AccomplicesNotAllies, a video from This Matters

Advice for white folks in the wake of the police murder of a black person, by Justin Cohen

Allies, The Time For Your Silence Has Expired, from SoulA Scriptura

Are You Racist? 28 Common Racist Attitudes and Behaviors, from Odin’s B-Log

Can Master Syndrome be Undone? An Urgent Challenge for the Anti-Racist Movement by Maria Reinat-Pumarejo

Code of Ethics for Antiracist White Allies by JLove and Tim Wise

The Costs of Racism for White People by Paul Kivel

Dear White America by George Yancy at the New York Times

Emptying the White Knapsack, by Jaime Grant

How Racism Affects White Americans, by Dr. John H. Bracey Jr. from the Media Education Foundation

How To Overcome The Murderous Fear of White People by Zaron Burnett III at Human Parts

If You Have To Tell Your Kids This Stuff, Then You Probably Aren’t a White Person, a short video by Javon Johnson, from Button Poetry, on Upworthy

The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting For Justice, by Jamie Utt

Jews in America Struggled to Become White. Now We Must Give Up Whiteness to Fight Racism, by Gil Steinlauf in the Washington Post

 My Fellow White People, We Need To Talk, by Fog City John at the Daily Kos

Privilege 101: A Quick & Dirty Guide, by Sian Ferguson at Everyday Feminism

Dr. Robin DiAngelo:
– 11 Common Ways White Folks Avoid Taking Responsibility for Racism
– Deconstructing White Privilege, a video
– No I Won’t Stop Saying White Supremacy
– White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism
– White Women’s Tears & The Men Who Love Them

Shining The Light On White by Sharon Martinas

So You Call Yourself An Ally? 10 Things All “Allies” Need To Know by Jamie Utt

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America by Michael Eric Dyson

This is What White People Can Do to Support BlackLivesMatter, from the Washington Post

Tim Wise

Toward An Abolitionist Feminism, by Zillah Eisenstein at Portside.

White Dude Gets Real About Racism, a video from comedian Louis C.K.

Waking Up White by Debby Irving

What Cultural Appropriation Is and Why You Should Care, by Shree Paradkar at The Star

What is Whiteness? by Nell Irvin Painter in the NY Times

What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality, by Ijeoma Oluo

What White America Fails To See, by Michael Eric Dyson in the New York Times

White Privilege Explained In Five Minutes, a video by ArchDuke

White Supremacy Culture, by Kenneth Jones & Tema Okun

Whites Only: SURJ And The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice Spaces by Didi Delgado at The Establishment

Whites Who Are Scared They Will Be Called Racist, a video with Kathy Obear from Philippe After Hours

Whites Won’t Give Up on Racism by Scot Nakagawa at ChangeLab

You’ve Been Well Cared For by Betty Reid Mandell