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, in alphabetical order of authors.
Not everything that is on this page is aligned with the liberation perspective that this website aims to take. I am erring on the side of having more resources for people to be able to have exposure to the field even if the perspective is not fully aligned.
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.
Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a 22-minute YouTube video primarily about race. Also, the original White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism
13th — a documentary film directed by Ava DuVernay, about “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.” (Quote taken from a NYT review).
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.
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.
Royce Mann, Age 14, “White Boy Privilege”, Slam Poem
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.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack – 1989 Peggy McIntosh
Bystander Intervention Training Materials, Although the group that provides these trainings, the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, is based in 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.
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 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 Word That Must Not Be Named: Confession of a White Anti-Racist – By Steve Wineman (a shorter version was published in 2017 https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2017/08/09/detroit-riots-1967-steven-wineman)