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Information about anti-racism, anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion.

Informational Resources for Allies

White Privilege  in the United States is the lived experience of greater social/political access, representation and entitlement, and material and economic security that people considered white have as a result of white supremacy. It's important to note that while many white people are oppressed on the basis of class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, culture, ethnicity, etc, it is still true that ALL white people benefit from white privilege in various ways.

 

Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin Di Angelo from GCORR

 

A Definitive Guide to White Privilege White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
• Product Review: The Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege from L.L. Bean White Privilege Explained in 5 Minutes (video)
Liabilities Of White Privilege: How White Privilege Hurts White People How To Explain White Privilege Exists: 7 Common Arguments, Debunked
Dear Fellow White People  
So you say you’ve got white privilege. Now what? What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Reverse Racism is a term created and used by white people to deny white privilege. Those in denial use the term "reverse racism" to refer to hostile behavior by people of color toward whites and to affirmative action policies which allegedly give ‘preferential treatment’ to people of color over whites. However, while people of color can certainly exhibit prejudice against white people, in North America that prejudice is not supported by a system of institutional power. And despite some public opinion to the contrary, studies show the largest group to benefit from affirmative action policies is white women.

White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as tears, argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to...White Fragility (from DiAngelo, White Fragility).

 

 

White Fragility  Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism 
• On White Fragility  An extended interview on the theory of white fragility 
White Fragility is Real: 4 Questions White People Should Ask Themselves During Discussions About Race  White Fragility Self-Test 
The Sugarcoated Language of White Fragility  Stop Your White Fragility--It's Racial Violence and Here's Why 
Uprooting White Fragility: Intersectional Anti-Racism in the "Post-Racial" Ethical Foodscape (Video)  Settler Fragility: Why Settler Privilege Is So Hard to Talk About Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility

 

 

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Why White People Shouldn’t Impose Their Feelings Into Conversations on Race        Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People
• How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About a Donald Trump Presidency The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism
Want to Be a Better White Person? Learn How to Be a Guest  
Your “Black Friend” is Not An Alibi: White Deflection and the Reality of Racism Here’s How You Can Be Unintentionally Racist – And How Allies Can Recover 
It’s White America’s Job To Fight White Supremacism  No, We Won’t Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege 
How to deal with being called out • Do's and Don'ts for Bystander Intervention
Dr. Jones, 6 Rules for Allies (Video)  Confronting Racism Is Not About the Needs and Feelings of White People 
10 Tips on Receiving Critical Feedback: A Guide for Activists • What does it mean to be a white ally? 
  Understanding that you, too, are racist (even if you’re one of the “good ones”)
A Call-In to White Feminists Who Believe That #AllLivesMatter  11 Things White People Can Do to Be Real Anti-racist Allies 
Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism-–from Ferguson to Charleston      White People Challenging Racism
White People: Stop Microvalidating Each Other  • Why Defending Your Cultural Appropriation is Dangerous
How To Actually Be An Ally To Students Of Color On College Campuses (And Beyond) My Racism: My Harmful Attempts to be One of the ‘Good Whites’
How to Stop the Racist in You 4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears
To White Feminists Who Don’t Want to Discuss Racism 18 Books Every White Ally Should Read