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White Priviledge and Internalized Racism Resources

Print Resources
  • de Leon-Hartshorn, Iris, Tobin Miller Shearer, and Regina Shands Stoltzfus. Set Free: A Journey Toward Solidarity Against Racism. Herald Press: Scottdale, 2001.
  • Fine, Michelle, et al., eds. Off White: Readings on Power, Privilege and Resistance . New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Philadelphia: New Society, 2002.
  • Shearer, Jody Miller. Enter the River: From White Privilege Toward Racial Reconciliation. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1994.
Video Resources

* California Newsreel. Race: The Power of an Illusion , (3-part video series). 2003. See also companion website: PBS.org/race.

Frontline (television program). A Class Divided (also known as "Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes"). March 26, 1985.
A valuable case study into how children internalized messages of discrimination. Companion website has teacher guide and other resources, including video streaming of the entire program. Companion book, A Class Divided, Then and Now (William Peters, New Haven: Yale UP, 1987) provides information and transcripts that do not appear in the video.

Lee Mun Wah (director). Last Chance for Eden. Stirfry Productions, 2002.
This documentary film (from the director of The Color of Fear) features a multiracial group of eight men and women discussing the issues of racism and sexism in the workplace. They examine the impact of society's stereotypes on their lives in the workplace, in their personal relationships, within their families and in their communities.

Web Resources

Andrea Rubenstein, Check my what?' On privilege and what we can do about it. Personal blog post, March 8, 2006. A new classic commentary on privilege (not specifically racial privilege) written as a list of suggestions for how privileged people can respond to their privilege in healthy ways.

Applied Research Centre
Public policy and education resources. Also publishes ColorLines magazine.

Center for the Study of White American Culture
Resources include a racial awareness quiz designed to debunk widely held assumptions about American history.

Challenging White Supremacy
This organization's website offers articles on white privilege and internalized superiority.

* Leondar-Wright. "Climbing the White Escalator." Common Dreams News Center. May 4, 2004.

* Macintosh, Peggy. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." Peace and Freedom, Jul/Aug 1989: 10-12.

www.understandingrace.org - A multimedia, highly interactive website from the American Anthropological Association with sections on history, human diversity, and lived experience. Includes a section for youth and teacher's guides.

www.UnderstandingPrejudice.org - A project of the Social Psychology Network to be a companion to textbooks. Full of resources for students, teachers, and anyone else on prejudice - racial and otherwise. On-line assessments, history links, resource lists, exercises, sample syllabus, and more.

whiteprivilege.com - Articles on antiracism and white privilege.

White Antiracist Community Action Network (WACAN.org) - An online community, with discussion board and chat rooms. Also provides a biweekly antiracism news update by email to members.

*Good introductory resource.

 

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