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.
Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a 22-minute YouTube video primarily about race.
Bystander Intervention Training Materials, Although the group that provides these trainings, the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, is based on the DC area, they are making their materials available to anyone. We haven’t tested them ourselves, though we’ve had excellent reviews from a Facing Privilege call participant.
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization, a series of essays by renowned Indigenous writers including Arthur Manuel, Taiaiake Alfred, Glen Coulthard, Russell Diabo, Beverly Jacobs, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Kanahus Manuel, Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Pamela Palmater, Shiri Pasternak, Nicole Schabus, Senator Murray Sinclair, and Sharon Venne.
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