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I Wanted to Know What White Men Thought About Their Privilege. So I Asked.

I Wanted to Know What White Men Thought About Their Privilege. So I Asked.

By Claudia Rankine

“My college class asks what it means to be white in America — but interrogating that question as a black woman in the real world is much harder to do.”

Your Liberation is on the Line

Your Liberation is on the Line

By Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams

“No one who has ever touched liberation could possibly want anything other than liberation for everyone,” says Rev. angel Kyodo williams. She shares why we must each fully commit to our own path to liberation, for the benefit of all.

6 Ways Well-Intentioned People Whitesplain Racism (And Why They Need to Stop)

6 Ways Well-Intentioned People Whitesplain Racism (And Why They Need to Stop)

By Maisha Z. Johnson

Picture this: You’re fed up with being the target of street harassment. If you’re a woman, queer, trans, and/or gender non-conforming, it’s probably not hard to imagine. Just think of one of those days when you’ve gotten too many unsolicited comments on your appearance, too many requests to “smile,” too many strangers who feel entitled to your space, time, and image..

A Rap on Race: Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility

A Rap on Race: Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility

With Margaret Mead and James Baldwin

On the evening of August 25, 1970, Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901–November 15, 1978) and James Baldwin (August 2, 1924–December 1, 1987) sat together on a stage in New York City for a remarkable public conversation about such enduring concerns as identity, power and privilege, race and gender, beauty, religion, justice, and the relationship between the intellect and the imagination.

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

By Jon Greenberg

Compilied in 2015, has links to articles specifically writtten for white americans as well as Parenting racially-concious children.

Letter to My Whiteness (and Yours)

Letter to My Whiteness (and Yours)

By Odessa Avianna Perez

Great blog about the scripts white people use to NOT have to talk about race and racism. It then offers medicine for what to do instead.

Reclaiming our Indigenous European roots

Reclaiming our Indigenous European roots

By Lyla June

Our task as European-ancestored people, seeing what's been hidden beyond our short-sighted view of history, and why healing isn't possible in the absence of love.

The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy

White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy

By Teaching Tolerance

What does "white anti-racist" mean? How can guilt get in the way? And what's all this talk about being "colorblind"? Teaching Tolerance asked community activists to share their thoughts on these questions, and others. Their answers shine light on the concepts of comfort, power, privilege and identity.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

By Peggy McIntosh

This article first appeared in Peace and Freedom Magazine, July/August, 1989, a publication of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia, PA.