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  • Collection: Whiteness, White Privilege, and White Responsiblity

The Costs of Racism to White People

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…

Memo to White Feminists: It's Our Job to Dismantle White Supremacy - Now

We say we are horrified by racism, but we aren’t doing nearly enough to end it. Often, we even contribute to it. This article discusses the importance of dismantling white supremacy, specifies 8 different ways in which individuals can begin this…

“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.

So You Want to Fight White Supremacy

The violent and deadly system of white supremacy is defined: White supremacy is not just about hateful actions of individuals or groups of individuals. It is a system that puts the belief that white people are superior to others into practice and is…

What's In A 'Karen'? (Podcasts)

23 mins. podcast (audio) from NPR CodeSwitch. The evolution of a nickname for a certain type of white woman. Here's an excerpt: "When I was growing up in the 1950s and '60s, Karen was a name that was everywhere — but in a different way than it is…

What Can We Do? Becoming Part of the Solution

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

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…

...From White Supremacy: Individualism w/ Erna Hackett (Podcasts)

Theology should give life, says Erna Hackett and the Christian theology with its western worldview and white supremacy has brought death to the millions it has marginalized and oppressed. This is one of a series of episodes in Reclaiming my Theology…

Whiteness as Property

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

Whiteness and Public Theology: an Exploration of Listening

This article explores how whiteness continues to remain a problem when working towards a public discourse which seeks the common good. Recognising that a public sphere where all can participate as equals is a space available only to a certain class…

On Being White ... And Other Lies

James Baldwin's essay published in Essence, April 1984

Seeing White (Podcasts)

Series of 14 Episodes. Transcripts available. Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics.…


Website hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Includes essays and resources defining and discussing whiteness, white privilege, white supremacy, white identity, white nationalism, and white…

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…

Showing Up For Racial Justice

This is the website of Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) , a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of…


Towards a Bibliography of Critical Whiteness Studies

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…

“You’re calling me a racist?” The Moral and Emotional Regulation of Antiracism and Feminism

Feminist researcher Sarita Srivastava highlights the differences between non-racist and anti-racist work. Non-racist work refers to a liberal colour-blind ideal of equality that wants to bypass differences through ignoring them. Anti-racism, on the…

Learning to be White: Money, Race, and God in America (Book Review)

A review of Thandeka's book Learning to be White. The governing category in Thandeka's analysis is "white shame." Shame in general, in her hermeneutical glossary signifies a deepseated conflict of sensibilities internal to one's personality, a…