As an educator and author committed to social justice, I offer a curated list of resources to help raise and extend awareness of white privilege. Feel free to share, cite, and use these resources. If you have a resource to suggest, please contact me.
- 15-minute introductory video of Camara Jones’ TED talk on race and racism.
- Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy Macintosh is an introductory checklist to raise awareness for beginners
- White Awake by pastor Daniel Hill (2017). He gently helps white people realize they have a culture and what it means. He comes from a Christian point of view. He also explains his approach in a series of short videos.
- Waking Up to Whiteness. Dharma and Racism Study Curriculum. Course materials for collective self-study coming from a non-denominational Buddhist perspective: http://bit.ly/29WiTSx
- Healing White Toxicity by Sandra Kim and other trainers: https://compassionateactivism.leadpages.co/htw-program-jan-2017
- Article introducing the Healing White Toxicity online course: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/toxic-whiteness-healing-white-people-internalised-racism-woman-sandra-kim-new-york-a7595216.html
- WhiteAwake.org is an online platform and network of trainers focused on educating people socialized as “white”. They offer workshops, consultations, and resources for self-study.
- What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy by Robin di Angelo (2012). She publishes a website with more resources at: https://robindiangelo.com
- Waking Up White: Finding Myself in The Story of Race by Debbie Irving (2014). In her TED talk, she explains the intersection of individual and institutional racism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5nqN8tmfok . She publishes a website with many resources at: www.debbieirving.com including a 21-day racial equity habit building challenge
- Lori Lakin Hutcherson publisher of Good Black News offers insight to first-time questions about what it means to have white privilege on her blog: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/what-i-said-when-my-white-friend-asked-for-my-black-opinion-on-white-privilege/
- White Like Me by Tim Wise (2011). He also publishes resources at: http://www.timwise.org/books-and-dvds/white-like-me/
- Everyday Antiracism by Mica Pollock (2008). This book includes essays from 70 scholars aimed at raising awareness of white privilege.
- Schooltalk by Mica Pollock (2017) shows us how our words matter in how we replicate and reproduce white privilege, knowingly or not. Likewise, language is a powerful tool for raising awareness of inequality and changing how we respond.
- “I don’t want to hear that: Legitimizing whiteness through silence in schools” by Angelina Castagno (2008). This article stems from original research and explains the dynamics of White privilege and silencing race talk.