Where Do I Start?

This resource was developed as an avenue to begin to learn more about a range of topics (e.g. whiteness, colorblind racism, experiences of POC in higher ed) and social justice issues.

The readings listed below are not meant to be exhaustive nor comprehensive. Rather, these articles and book suggestions are selected to be one avenue for individuals to learn more about a particular topic. The Table of Contents divides the articles by various theme. These are not precise divisions, but one method to discover information about a specific keyword or phrase more easily.

Please note that this list primarily features articles from popular culture, blogs, and news sites. Academic texts and films/documentaries are also included with some entries. I focused mainly on non-academic texts (including works of public intellectuals) to ensure accessibility to all materials for those interested in learning more. Often access to journal articles, for example, is restricted to those who have academic affiliations.

For those interested in adoption specific materials, please visit: https://mckeekimberly.com/resources/.

For those interested in additional academic texts or more information about academic texts listed, please email me at mckeeki [at] gvsu.edu.

If you have suggestions for sources or believe a source is erroneously listed, please email Kimberly McKee (mckeeki [at] gvsu.edu) subject line: “Where Do I Start?”

Final note, the resources are not listed in any particular order.

This list was last updated on: April 21, 2017

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Crowdsourced Syllabi

Whiteness

General

Articles/Websites

Memoirs

Academic Texts

Films/Video

White Privilege

Articles

Films/Video

White Fragility & Feminist Fragility

Articles

Whiteness, White Supremacy, Colorblindness

Articles

Academic Texts

Power, Privilege, Oppression

Articles

Books

Critiques of Civility

Articles

Academic Texts

Social Justice and Communities of Color

Articles

Books

Anti-Blackness, #BlackLivesMatter

Articles

Academic Texts

Films

Allyship

Articles

Higher Education

General

Articles

Voices & Experiences of Academics of Color

Articles

Academic Texts

Bias and Evaluations

Articles

Ethnic Studies

Articles

Films

Microaggressions & Bias

Articles

Videos

Children & YA Literature

Articles

Recommendations

Podcasts

Websites

Public Intellectuals

Crowdsourced Syllabi

Twitter has transformed the way in which scholars engage with one another and resulted in robust discussions of how readings from the past and present allow us to delve deeper into a particular current event. Each syllabus contains more information re: scholarly texts that historicize and contextualize the particular topic.

Whiteness

General

Articles/Websites

Memoirs

Academic Texts

Films/Video

White Privilege

Articles

Films/Video

White Fragility & Feminist Fragility

Articles

Whiteness, White Supremacy, Colorblindness

Articles

Academic Texts

Power, Privilege, Oppression

General

Articles

Books

Critiques of Civility

Articles

Academic Texts

Social Justice and Communities of Color

Articles

Books

Anti-Blackness, #BlackLivesMatter

Articles

Academic Texts

Films

Slavery by Another Name (2012; 90 minutes)

13th (2016; 1 hour, 40 minutes)

Allyship

Articles

Higher Education

General

Articles

Voices & Experiences of Academics of Color

Articles

Academic Texts

Bias and Evaluations

Articles

Ethnic Studies

Articles

Films

Microaggressions & Bias

Articles

Videos

Children & YA Literature

Articles

Recommendations

Podcasts

I’m just getting into podcasts (I know, I’m a little behind), so any recs are appreciated.

Websites

Public Intellectuals

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