Resources To Be A Better White Ally
Being a white ally takes work and action. As white folks, we must first recognize our white privilege – fully. We have to educate ourselves – it’s not on our black friends and teammates to educate us. That’s what this list is all about – there are countless resources we can access to know more and how to be better allies. We have to amplify black voices and LISTEN. We have to get to action. It’s uncomfortable and that’s where we have to be. We have to talk to other white people and we have to call out racism ANY TIME we see it or hear it. Everyone is in a different place in this process – wherever you are, we’re glad you’re here to learn more.
This list is not exhaustive, but offers some great starting places for both education and action. It will be a work in progress, so check back often. Have resources you’d like to add? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Want to Dive in? Check out Justice In June: A self-guided curriculum for the month of June on how to be an ally to the Black community. You can choose which version is best for you – 10, 25, or 45 minutes a day.
Start Here – White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack: https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf
White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YaWjv1KZAWABWQk-4rWl9U5LxNmOUsZd/view
White Supremacy and Anti-Blackness – A Covert and Overt Beast: https://www.wearebeloved.org/blog/2020/5/29/white-supremacy-amp-anti-blackness-a-covert-amp-overt-beast
Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man: https://twitter.com/themanacho/status/1267609472589090816?s=21
Resources Based on White Identity Development: Understanding privilege and white identity is an ongoing journey, getting to a place of being anti-racist takes work. This is a fantastic resource for figuring out where you are in the process and what resources would be most helpful.
White Ally Resources:
Booklist (Listed in resources below, just highlighting a few to get started with):
How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad,
White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism: by Robin DiAngelo
So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Anti-Racism Resources For White People (Both links have most of the same material, the second was adapted from the first (the first doesn’t always load) – books, articles, podcasts, movies, organizations, etc.)
Rachel Cargle: https://linktr.ee/1thatgotawayy – Look for the 30 Day Free “Do the Work” Online Course
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234