As this website increases, we plan to categorize this section of the website and make it more and more comprehensive and global is scope. For now, we include a sampling of resources, mostly about white privilege, its history and its effects, mostly in the US.
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by Robin Diangelo
Why Don’t They Get It — By Roxy Manning, a concise look at how our social location affects our perspective and ability to see patterns of human interaction, including three helpful suggestions for how to respond when someone talks to you about something that may be outside your perspective.
The Demon in Darren Wilson’s Head — By Thandeka, about the history of racism and about how whiteness was constructed in the US in the first place.
What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege — by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, which gives concrete and painful examples of the experiences of African Americans in the US.
What makes me tired when organising with middle class comrades — by Nicole Vosper, about middle class privilege and how it can manifest in activist circles.
The New Jim Crow — by Michelle Alexander. This book changed the conversation about race in the US, and provides a detailed historical analysis that could support a quicker understanding of what privilege means through grasping the devastating effect of it on others.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack – 1989 Peggy McIntosh