Further Education on Racism and White Privilege

Below is a list of anti-racism resources, articles, quotes, media, and guides based on the that Introduction to Racism and White Privilege Course curriculum layout.  To add additional resources or feedback to this list please email peoplesschooldc@gmail.com.

“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes Black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you.

Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another, and so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe.

It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.” Scott Woods

James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America in “I am Not Your Negro” based on his unfinished novel, “Remember This House”.  Watch entire movie


Below is a continuation of education from the

Introducation to Racism and White Privilege Course

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White Fragility and Systemic Racism
Defining Racism White FragilityRacism as a SystemRise of Race Neutral RacismRacial Disparities

The US Foundation of White Supremacy
The Impact of Historic Racism and White PrivilegeHistory of the US Race systemSlavery and the Birth of US Failure of ReconstructionWhite Terrorism and Lynching History of Immigration Discrimination History of Voter Suppression

Solidifying Segregation and Inequality in the US
History of Segregation, Desegregation, and Re-segregationWhite Resistance and Spatial Racism Housing Discrimination

Racial Histories and Whitewashing History
History of Black Land Theft Racial History of Welfare • Racial History of Unions and Right to Work Policies • Racial History of Gun Ownership • Racial History of Standardize Testing • Racial History of American Medicine • 50 years after the Kerner Commission

Whitewashing US History • The Lost Cause of the Confederacy Movement • The Birth of a Written US Black History • Radical Historians and New Social Scientists • Critical Race Theory (CRT) • The 21st Century Textbook Fight

White Privilege
White Privilege • White Culture (Whiteness) • White Savior Complex • Color Blind/Post Racial Myth  • White Feminism and Intersectionality • White Resentment/Whitelash

White Centering
White Fragility, White Comfort, White Guilt, White Victimhood/White Tears

Respectability Politics

Tone Policing, Civility and Divisiveness, Spiritual Bypassing, White Silence, Non-Physical Racial Violence

Common Excuses to Deny Racism and White Privilege

Liberal Racism
Bad Allyship, White Exceptionalism, Class Reductionism vs Identity Politics, Electability: White Working Class Voters vs Voters of Color, Critiquing Methods of Resistance,
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Free Speech, White Privilege and Third Party Voting

Internalized Racism and Oppression
Explicit vs Implicit Racism • Stereotypes vs Racial Biases • History of Racial Stereotypes • Misrepresentation in Media • Effects of Stereotypes • Understanding Your Own Bias • Microaggressions • The Anti-PC Movement • The N-Word • Dehumanization • Cultural Appropriation

Internalized Racism • Racial Trauma • Non-Physical Racial Violence • Weathering • Historical Trauma • Emotional Labor * Coping with Racial Trauma

Rise of Mass Incarceration
 Modern Racial Disparities in the Justice System • Institutional Racism in US Criminally Justice System • The New Jim Crow • The Myth of Black Criminality • Victim Blaming Narratives of US Criminal Justice System • Historic Racism in US Criminally Justice System • Law and Order Dog Whistle •  Modern “Race Neutral” Racist Criminal Laws • War on Drugs • Racial History of US Police •

Modern Policing Issues
Anti-Police Brutality = Anti-Police Myth – Criminalization, Police Brutality, and Over-policing of Communities of Color – Aggressive Dispersion Tactics Against Civil Rights Activists – Institutional Culture of Police Departments – Internal Investigations and Lack of Community Accountability -Internal Investigations and Lack of Community Accountability – Police Unions – Gypsy Cops and Lack of Records – Stop and Frisk and Racial Profiling – Testilying (Police Perjury) – Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse – The Militarization of the Police – White Supremacist Police Officers – Victim Blaming/Character Assassination – The – Race Gap in America’s Police Departments

The Criminalization of Civil Rights Activists • COINTELPRO

Racial Police Brutality Captured on Tape

Prison Industrial System

Racial History of Prisons • Current US Prison Statistics • Private Slave Labor Prison Systems • Immigration Detention • History of Immigration Detention • Prison Strikes
History of Bail Bonds • Felon Disenfranchisement • School-to-Prison Pipeline • Alternatives to Calling the Police

Long list of Police Brutality Towards People of Color Caught on Tape

Police Reform • Restorative Justice • Criminal Justice Reform Campaigns

White Supremacy and Colonialism
White SupremacyColonialism • African American Colonialism Native American Colonialism • Decolonizing • Types of Neo-Colonialism • Neoliberal Economics • White Terrorism

Rightwing Politics
Dog Whistle Politics • Southern Strategy • GOP Pathway to Trump • Trump • Trump Supporters • Tea Party • Rightwing Media • The Religious Right

Xenophobia
Xenophobia • Anti-Immigrant • US Policies that Caused Immigration Crisis • Problems in Current Immigration System • The Fear of Demographic Changes • Latin American Discrimination • Islamophobia • Anti-Semitism vs Anti-PalestinianAsian American DiscriminationIntersectionalities of Xenophobia

Gentrification and Environmental Racism
What is Gentrification? • History of Affordable Housing Crisis • Affordable Housing Crisis Today • Eviction Crisis • Impact of Home Sharing Rental Platforms (Airbnb, etc) • Possible Solutions• Strategies for Community Organizing to Fight Gentrification

What is Environmental Racism • Current Environmental Injustice Battles

DC Guide to Gentrification

Food Justice
What is Food Justice • The History of the US Food System • The Real Farm to Table: Farm and Food Worker Rights • Environmental Racism in Our Food System • Food Apartheid • Food Sovereignty • Urban Ag: Intentional vs Non Intentional

Strategies to Effectively Challenge Racism
15-Tips for Confronting Racism and White Privilege • Barriers to Discussing Racism and White Privilege • Anti-harassment Strategies • Organizational Anti-racism • Duality of Inclusiveness • For Kids • Institutional Change • Anti-Racism Tools and Exercises

Common Excuses to Deny Racism and White Privilege

Hands on Practice Confronting Racism

National organizations that host anti-racism workshops across the country


Additional Anti-Racism Curriculum and Guides

Online Workshops

Aja Barber: Awesome Book Club

Food Solutions New England (FSNE): 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Layla Saad: Me And White Supremacy Workbook

Rachael Cargle: Unpacking White Feminism & The Start: An Anti-Racism Intensive Workshop (Tour lectures and mixture of online and in-person workshops)

Rachael Ricketts: Spirtual Activism Course (online)

Sandra Kim: Healing from Internalized Whiteness (Mixture of online and in-person courses )

Resource Guides

An Antiracist Reading List
Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage

Citizenship and Social Justice:
11-Step Guide to Understanding Race, Racism, and White Privilege

Rachael Ricketts Anti-racism Resources
Curated list of anti-racism + racial justice minded resources to help all hue-mans in the quest to dismantle racist patriarchy.

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice
Guide for white people to fight racial justice

Racial Equity Resource Guide
Search engine of guides and workshops dealing with racial equity

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide
Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization

SPLC: Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response 
guide for communities to fight hate

Readers Guide to White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
Reading guide is intended to support formal and informal discussions of White Fragility