Articles and PDF’s

From White Racist to White Anti-Racist: the life-long journey by Tema Okun, dRworks Link to the full document that expands on the stages of racial identity development specifically for white people.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh A pivotal piece on White Privilege. This link has the full article (toward the bottom) and some interesting notes for facilitators as well.

I, Racist by John Metta  The impact/ power of white defensiveness.  

Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send Useful two-page summary of examples of microaggressions and the often unintended messages they send.

Barriers to Organizing for Anti-Racist White Activists by Joanie Mayer

Reflections and Thoughts on White Anti-Racist Organizing from Radicals of Color and White Anti-racists collected by the Catalyst collective

Microaggressions  Submitted examples of “real-world” micro-agressions

How to Tell the Difference Between Real Solidarity and ‘Ally Theater’ by Mia McKenzieImportant article on allyship, solidarity, accountability.

11 Ways White American Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism by Robin D’Angelo  This is a shorter, less academic, and some believe easier way into some of her ideas

DETOUR-SPOTTING for white anti-racists by jona olsson  This piece goes through 28 common attitudes or behaviors that indicate a detour or wrong turn into white guilt, denial or defensiveness. First it describes “The Detour” and then the “Reality Check and Consequence” for each. It’s super practical.

White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun, dRworks  This 7-page piece includes a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. It includes examples and “antidotes” for each. Work on interrupting these.

AORTA Collective Resource Page Check out the “RESOURCE ZINE, SPRING 2014” which includes: anti-oppression aorta facilitation resources (for better meetings!), Fighting the systems, Tactics for interrupting and change-making, Deconstructing ableism, and more.

Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter by Chris Crass A call to action to end white silence and a manual on how to do it. Free e-book.

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person By Gina Crosley-Corcoran

How to be an Ally excerpts from Anne Bishop’s book “Becoming an Ally Breaking the Cycle of Oppression” really great AND also look for Beyond Token Change about dismantling institutional oppression.

Souls of White Folks by Mab Segrest great article from The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness. Makes connections between Addiction, Oppression and Capitalism. This collection of essays is great! One talks about academia and whiteness studies. Another assess’ different methods of anti-racist organizing.

Tools To Talk About Racism and White Supremacy in the Workplace by Aya de Chellis

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