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  • Collection: On Being White

What Can We Do? Becoming Part of the Solution

AlanJohnsonWhatCanWeDO001.pdf
This is the last chapter in Allan Johnson's groundbreaking book, Privilege, Power, and Difference (2006). Allan's suggestion is deceptively simple. He suggests that each of us become aware of how we are privileged and contributes to the oppression…

On Being White ... And Other Lies

JamesBaldwin_On_Being_White.PDF
James Baldwin's essay published in Essence, April 1984

On the Meaning and Necessity of a White-Anti-racist Identity

ApplebaumWhiteAntiracistIdentity.pdf
Excerpts from the article:

In this essay we argue not only that a positive, white anti-racist identity is possible, but also that it is fundamental to the success of any social justice
educational initiative. Central to our analysis is a…

Towards a Bibliography of Critical Whiteness Studies

Spanierman_Todd_Neville(2006)Whiteness_Bib.pdf
This was published as a booklet in 2006 and can be downloaded as a pdf.

The current online version its table of contents are given below. Every section has an introductory essay that describes the topic and scope of coverage along with the list…

Whiteness as Property

Harris-abridgedWhitenessAsProperty.pdf
Contents of this 15 page article include:
Cheryl I. Harris Poem for Alma (excerpt)
Plessy v. Ferguson excerpt

I. Introduction (a personal family story about passing)

II. The Construction of Race and the Emergence of White as Property
A.…

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel

Paul Kivel offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to promote social justice. Uprooting…

The Costs of Racism to White People

PaulKivelTheCostsofRacism.pdf
Paul Kivel presents briefly "the costs of racism to white people are devastating, especially to those of us without the money and power to buffer their effects." Includes a Costs of Racism to White People Checklist
to helps examine the costs of…

“A Sharp White Background”: Towards an Intersectional Church

Zora Neale Hurston's famous line " “I do not always feel colored…I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background" is used as a starting point to explore what it means to be white in America.