A Resource Guide For Anti-Racism + Being An Educated Ally For BIPOC

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.” — Angela Davis

Like many people, we are heartbroken and angered over the recent events that have occurred in America. It’s not enough for white people to just say they’re not racist, we need to be proactively anti-racist. People of color need our active support. For too long, the burden of ending racism has been placed on those subjected to it, rather than the people who create, uphold and benefit from systemic racism. We need to do the work. We are fully aware of our privilege as white women. Talking about white privilege makes a lot of white people uncomfortable, and it should. Sit in that discomfort, question why it makes you feel uncomfortable.

In order to change the racist world we live in, white people need to do better. We have to raise better humans. We have to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage. Each step we take needs to address a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us.

Below, are some ways to make a start:

Books

 

  1. Habits of Whiteness: A Pragmatist Reconstruction by Terrance Macmullan
  2. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  3. Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
  4. Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim
  5. How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
  6. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

 

 

  1. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
  2. So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  3. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D.
  4. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  5. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo
  6. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics by George Lipsitz

 

 

  1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  2. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  3. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
  4. The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness by Matt Wray, Eric Klinenberg, Irene J. Nexica and Birgit Brander Rasmussen
  5. Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis
  6. This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

 

Articles

 

Videos

 

Podcasts

 

More Resources:

Also read:

Black & BIPOC Leaders, Teachers, and Activists We’re Learning From

 

If you have more resources you think our audience would find valuable, please email them to samantha.welker@glitterguide.com so that we can include them!

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram