List of Resources for white people growing equity literacy and justice consciousnesses towards solidarity.

*The following links contributed by Rachael Rice, Genevieve Ameduri, Christian Fabien, Alexis P Morgan, Marybeth Bonfiglio, Dana Komjaty, A’Driane Nieves, Meg Worden

Policy / Action:

The Movement for Black Lives Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice

Movement 4 Black Lives

How to Make Congress Listen


The Persistence of White Supremacy

I Feel Forgotten

An Open Letter to Spiritual White folks

How To Be Your Own Light in the Age of Trump

Questioning Safety Pin Solidarity

Artists Respond to President Trump

What It Means To Be An Artist In The Time Of Trump

What whiteness Means in the Trump Era by Nell Irvin Painter

This Country Needs A Truth And Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African-Americans--Right Now: America has a long history of violence against Black citizens. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism?

Meet the Women Founders of Black Lives Matter

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today

What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Criminalizing the Hustle: Policing Poor Peoples' Survival Strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling



Fact Sheet: How Bad Is the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

Black girls matter: Pushed out, overpoliced and underprotected

The untold stories of Black girls

Hey, white people! If you really want to help end racism, you need to invest in other white people (yeah, we know it sounds counter-intuitive)

4 Ways White People Can Process Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears

This is Disability Justice

26 Ways to be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism
"Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles."

What to DO when you see Islamaphobia

Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism Into Sacred Activism: An Open Letter to Spiritual White Folks

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

How To Easily Be An Ally To Marginalized Communities

White Women You Need To Talk About Racism

Accomplices, Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally-Industrial-complex

Lose Your Kin

Why I Don't Talk About Race With White People

Black And Brown Artists Remind Us That Witchcraft Isn't White

Alternatives to Oppressive Language

How to Talk About Standing Rock: A Native Perspective

Come Correct to Standing Rock - Solidarity training:

Remember to center Indigenous Self-determination

Resource Packet for white people staying in camps at Standing Rock

Open letter to white people at Standing Rock

For white persons coming to Standing Rock

The Standing Rock Syllabus

Press Release on police violence enacted against water protectors at Standing Rock, dated Nov. 22, 2016

+ older articles introducing the matter:

(April 2016)

(August 10, 2016) (August 11, 2016)

(August 12, 2016)

(August 12, 2016)


Artists + Collectives, Grassroots and other Organizations with Critical Perspectives - join or "follow" to diversify your feed + take action!:

Everyday Feminism

Movement 4 Black Lives

Yellow Jackets Collective

Queer Indigenous Girl

Michah Bazant

Culture Strike

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Standing On the Side of Love

Southern Poverty Law Center

Dignity and Power Now

Joy Degruy Publications

Transgender Law Center

Equal Justice Initiative

Sacred Stone Camp

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Son of Baldwin

Democracy Now!

Black Lives Matter

Dean Spade (Trans Activist, Writer, Teacher)

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD)


Million Hoodies for Justice

Dream Defenders

Black Millennials

Dream Defenders Bay Area

Idle No More

Color of Change


Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

MPower Change (Linda Sarsour)

Muslim American Women's Policy Forum (Darakshan Raja) 

Washington Peace Center (also Darakshan Raja) 

Jewish Voice for Peace

Young Survivors - Legacy Support Network

The Body is Not an Apology

The Laura Flanders Show




For The People Chi

Create Resistance Co

A'Driane Nieves

Just Seeds

Black Girl In Maine

Video / Audio:

Darakshan Raja speaks to white people post 2016 election results


YouTube format


Organizations Darakshan references found here:

Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory
[I personally find this an excellent documentary]

Good cops speak, interview ends at 4:24

Jose Antonio Vargas on Immigration, 2016 Election, Racism and more (4+ minutes in length)

Actions Are Illegal, Never People - Jose Antonio Vargas

White people in solidarity for Racial Justice: Dara Silverman and Chris Crass

Radio documentary series

Lamik Deek gives a talk on Palestinian conditions, the history of Oslo and its outcomes (17:42 in length)

Dr. Joy Degruy speaks to a primarily white audience about racism and fear


see other videos by Dr. Joy DeGruy on her page or on YouTube

see videos of Jane Elliott speaking

Kumu Lilikalākameʻeleihiwa addresses a malihini ([white] foreigner) who speaks about plans to produce educational material based on Kānaka Maoli, after her one month visit to the islands:

Police Violence and Reparations, Opal Tometi (co founder of Black Lives Matter), Joey Mogul and Darrell Cannon on The Laura Flanders Show

Hamid Khan: The Surveillance-Industrial Complex, The Laura Flanders Show

The Economy of Incarceration with Ruth Wilson Gilmore on The Laura Flanders Show

Opal Tometi Ayo, cofounder of Black Lives Matter and Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), interview

Baltimore: The Issues Behind the Uprising on The Laura Flanders Show

Naomi Murakawa & Black Lives Matter: Liberals, Guns, and the Roots of the U.S. Prison Explosion

The Human Side of Drone Warfare

The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution

(see Netflix Original documentary by Ava DuVernay)

Enough is Enough. Listen To These [Black] Women Speak Up.

Winona LaDuke: Keystone Pipeline on Native Lands?

Winona LaDuke on intergenerational trauma, coercion and the need for energy independence



(click, "watch for full interview)

A Special Report From #StandingRock: Part I

Are You A Racist? 'No' Isn't A Good Enough Answer

Non-Fiction Books:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: an organizing guide

Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration


The Fire Next Time

Between the World and Me

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

Empire of Cotton: A Global History

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Why Black Lives Matter (Too)

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law by Dean Spade

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther

Assata: An Autobiography

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Lakota Woman

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)

From #Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America

No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America (Studies in Postwar American Political Development)

Intersectionality (Key Concepts)

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series)

Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It Second Edition

Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (Civil Rights and Struggle)

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

The History of White People

A Collar In My Pocket: Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise

Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing

Towards the "Other America": Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter

Living in the Tension

Practice Showing Up: A Practice Guide For White People Showing Up for Racial Justice by Jardana Peacock (FREE) 

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Culture and Family in Crises

No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality

Other Reading Lists / Syllabi / Resource Compilations:

The Stop Trump Reading list:

Books Every white Ally Should Read

16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read

A booklist on Islamic feminism

The Prison Abolition Syllabus

The Black Panther Syllabus

The Welfare Reform Syllabus

Black Disabled Woman Syllabus: A Compilation

10 Books By Indigenous Authors

Black Women Writers

Understanding Oppression in the United States

What to do Instead of Call the Police

Syllabus for White People

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

Search hashtag “#LiberationLit” on Facebook


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas

The Names by N. Scott Momaday

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

Zami by Audre Lorde

Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda

A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Breadgivers by Anzia Yezierska

Obasan by Joy Kogawa

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M Blow

Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Cuba and the Night by Pico Iyer

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Long Night of the White Chickens by Francisco Goldman

Trace by Lauret Savoy

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita

We The Animals by Justin Torres

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

All writings by Octavia Butler

All writings by James Baldwin

All writings by Sherman Alexie

No-No Boy by John Okada

Bone by Fae Myenne Ng

The Pagoda by Patricia Powell

Some of us Did Not Die by June Jordan

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell by Joe Loya

Academic Papers:

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack


Daily Effects of White Privilege

White fragility

For Parents + Teachers:

Children's books about Thanksgiving (A Native School Teacher's perspective)

Deconstructing the first Thanksgiving

Dear Teachers: An Open Letter About Images of Indians

Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way

Native Culture Should Be Taught Year Round

How White Parents Should Talk to their Kids About Race

Raising Race Conscious Children, A Blog

Nicole Lee offers a course on raising race conscious children

Teaching Tolerance

Zinn Education Project

Teaching for Change

Teachers Against Poverty, Not People In Poverty

Let Her Learn: A Toolkit to Stop School Push Out for Girls of Color

DOJ Reports on Law Enforcement

(a growing list):

Full report

New York Times highlights from report

The Atlantic highlights from report


Full report

Articles highlighting details from report