I want to be very clear: I am not an expert on race or social justice issues. I have a basic education in those areas, but I am very much still learning. To that end, I am compiling resources here that I’m finding useful as I go. These resources are also very much shared from my own perspective: that of a white man trying to understand how to be a better ally. I will try to share the voices of people who are much better educated and informed than I am, and I will update this page periodically as I encounter more resources that I find personally useful.
A Place to Start
I think it’s very important to keep in mind that even our best intentions may not always serve the needs of the situation effectively. Even this page and information, itself, might not be the best idea; I’m trying to be up front about what this is–a list of resources I’m personally working through, not a list curated by an expert.
Meera Mohan-Graham, “Anti-racism is about humility: a message to the ‘newly awakened'”
Tre Johnson, “When black people are in pain, white people just join book clubs”
The BIPOC Project: A Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Movement
The Minnesota Freedom Fund is helping to post bail for people who were arrested protesting in Minneapolis (From Nastia Voynovskaya, KQED)
Zoe Amira’s YouTube video, “how to financially help BLM with NO MONEY/leaving your house (Invest in the future for FREE)” (Ad revenue donated to #BlackLivesMatter, links to fundraising resources)
Arianna Rebolini, “An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism”
Ben Clay, “10 Documentaries To Watch About Race Instead Of Asking A Person Of Colour To Explain Things For You”
Connie Shutack, “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice”
Good Black News has a great deal of information.
Ibram X. Kendi, “An Antiracist Reading List”
JSTOR, “Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus”
Lori Lakin Hutcherson, “My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest”
Melanie McFarland, “White allies: Here’s a basic list of do’s and don’ts to help you with your helplessness”
Obama.org, “Anguish and Action”
Nastia Voynovskaya, “5 Ways to Show Up for Racial Justice Today”
Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein, “Anti-racism resources”
Yale Open Course: African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
This information was originally gathered in this blog post and is now being updated as a separate page.