Right now we have a choice: speak up and support justice or stay silent and choose oppression. While the actions against George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are the most discussed as beginning the protests, there are countless other lives that have been lost due to the underlying racism in the United States from systematic white supremacy which our country was founded on. It is our responsibility as a people (especially white people and people with privilege we may not even realize we have) to unlearn those racist values and beliefs.
If you have not begun your education into anti-racism, then welcome to the discomfort. If you have begun, then you know it never ends. And if you are refusing to learn, they you definitely belong here.
I am going to keep this list as up to date as I possibly can with more resources added as they become available. Many of these documents are full lists in their own right and will be more concise than mine. I am merely trying to record anything I find for future use and education/support. Please feel free to comment below with your own addition as well as I will add them.
I take zero credit for any of this work. It began with the Black community and I want to ensure we acknowledge all the emotional labor, time, energy, and resources they have put out into the world for us to use to unpack our racism. Learn what you can from the resources provided and remember to be inquisitive and empathetic with your interactions as you move forward to learn what you can without asking for what has already been given.
This is going to be uncomfortable. I cannot stress this enough. You are going to feel embarrassed. You are going to feel shame. You are going to feel anger because it will feel like a personal attack. Listen. Pause. Digest. Learn. Adapt. Change. Repeat.
Anti-racism resources for white people
For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies
Me and White Supremacy Workbook
Dear White Women by Rachel Cargle
Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Own Life
Rachel Ricketts’ Anti-Racism Resources
Racial Justice Reading List & Resources
Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives
10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
The FBI COINTELPRO Program and the Fred Hampton Assassination
Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
How You Can Be An Ally to the Black Lives Matter Movement
White People, Read This Before You Text Your Black Friends
Why You Need to Stop Saying “All Lives Matter”
How to Support the Black Community in Boston Right Now
My White Friend Asked Me On Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest
3 White Privilege Blind Spots in Boston That Are Keeping Us Racist
A Nervous Wreck’s Disabled Guide to Stepping Up
Open Yale Course - African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
When black people are in pain, white people just join book clubs
Resistance for Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Immune Compromised Folx
Ibram Kendi, One of the Nation’s Leading Scholars of Anti-Racism, Says Education and Love Are Not the Answer
Why Every Environmentalits Should Be Anti-Racist
10 Common Phrases That Are Actually Racist AF
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
‘Lies My Teacher Told Me,’ And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon
This American Life Podcast: Here, Again
The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List
Black History Month Library (Resources)
Donate to These Orgs to Support Black Trans People