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.

Books

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

eCourses

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

Podcasts

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.

Series

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.

YouTube Videos

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 

Courageous Conversations: Sharing Stories About Race and Pledging to Practice More – WHYY/May 23, 2017 

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