White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Peggy McIntosh)
Some daily effects and benefits of being white are so commonplace that they go unnoticed. “To redesign social systems we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen dimensions.”
Detour Spotting for White Anti-Racists (joan olsson)
Ingrained “habits” can easily divert anti-racist allies from their intended goals. To change detouring behavior, one must first be fully conscious of the behavior and its consequences. Check out these common “detours” along the route toward anti-racist strategies.
Understanding Oppression: Strategies for Addressing Power & Privilege (Skill Sets for Agents) (Dr. Leticia Nieto)
Recommended to be read with Dr. Nieto’s other articles found here.
ADRESSING Model Handout for Understanding Agent and Target Social Rank (Nieto & Pamela Hays)
White Fragility (Dr. Robin DiAngelo)
Many white people live in a social environment that insulates them from race-based stress, which then builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress. This leads to what has become referred to as “White Fragility,” wherein even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.
Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism (Jon Greenberg)
Curated list of articles from author and educator Jon Greenberg
16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read (Huffington Post)
AntiRacist Checklist for White Allies Against Racism (Dr. John Raible)
Checklist originated in the early 1990s to review specific behaviors associated with allyship.
10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism (Derrick Clifton)
By taking the leadership of people of color in the broader conversation about eradicating racism, white people can take steady, even simple steps towards becoming allies in the fight against racial inequality, not merely bystanders — or worse, perpetrators.
The Color of My Character (CounterPunch)
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ is a national network of local groups and individuals moving white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
Compilation of Tools for Caucusing and Affinity Groups (Racial Equity Tools)
Becoming an Anti-Racist White Ally: How a White Affinity Group Can
Help (Michael & Conger)
Green Dot: Bystander intervention strategies for reducing power-based personal violence
Speak Up! (Tolerance Project/SPLC): Handbook of suggestions for responding to racist comments and microaggressions in a wide range of contexts
Microaggressions: Brief chart providing examples of microaggressions in everyday life.