ALLYSHIP: What White People Can Do to Combat Racism
By the Numbers
Murphy, Patricia. "Four Things an Anti-racism Trainer Thinks White People Should Know." KUOW/NPR, 7 Feb. 2017. These are a little different from the things you should DO.
Utt, Jamie. "So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All 'Allies' Need to Know." Everyday Feminism, 8 Nov. 2013. "There are simple things you can keep in mind and do in order to be a better person "currently operating in solidarity with" the marginalized or oppressed."
Harper, Mireille Cassandra. "10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship." Vogue UK, 3 June 2020. "Subtitle: If You Want To Be Anti-Racist, This Non-Optical Allyship Guide Is Required Reading" "...a simple and elegant distillation of the principles outlined in key anti-racist work."
Shutack, Corinne. "75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice." Medium, 13 Aug. 2017.
More Depth of Understanding
Alexander, Victoria Lynn. “Starting Conversations: Beginner’s Guide to Confronting Implicit Bias.” Anti-Racist Resource Guide. “The Anti-Racist Resource Guide was created for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and get involved to combat racism, specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness and police violence. Within this guide, please find a variety of resources to explore practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity, white supremacy, police violence, & systemic injustice. This document is a free resource…”
Ariel, Courtenay. "For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies." Sojourner, 16 Aug. 2017.
Collings, Kat. "What You Can Do to Combat Racism." The/Thirty, WhoWhatWear, 31 May 2020. "... a wake-up call for many looking to do better, help in whatever way they can, and educate themselves ...make sure that we're doing the necessary work, too. One part of that is using our platform to share some actionable ideas on how to combat racism and prejudice with our WWW community."
Johnson, Maisha Z. "What's Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm." Everyday Feminism, 14 June 2015. "So if you're wondering what the big deal is about cultural appropriation, [she's] got you covered."
Long, Stephanie. "Black People Need Stronger White Allies — Here's How You Can Be One." Refinery29, 27 May 2020. "The recent events have brought allyship to the center of discussion as many white people explore how to be better advocates for the Black community. How can white people approach allyship in a way that's productive and incites change? What hard truths do they need to sit with? And what self exploration is required before one can begin doing the work?
Lamont, Amelie. "Guide to Allyship." Guide to Allyship. "An open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally."
NEED A PLAN? Gupta, Autumn. Justice in June. GoogleDoc. "Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day. ...10/25/45 minutes." [Andrews, Travis M. "These best friends created a wildly popular Google doc about how to be an ally to the black community." Washington Post, 19 June 2020.]
"Bystander Intervention." American Friends Service Committee, "If you witness public instances of racist, anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Trans, or any other form of oppressive interpersonal violence and harassment, use these tips on how to intervene while considering the safety of everyone involved."
Robot Hugs. "No, We Won't Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege." Everyday Feminism, 7 Dec. 2015, "’Calm down so we can discuss this like adults.’" Some language issues for younger students. Graphic format.
CARLE Institute. "Why a White Space." PDF file. The CARLE Institute for Critical Analysis of Race in Learning and Education courtesy of “Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere” (AWARE-LA). For many, it sounds contradictory: “It’s racist if just white people to get together. Isn’t that segregation?” [Here] are reasons for gathering as a white antiracist community[.]
Carpenter, Nicola. "Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism." Fractured Atlas, 17 May 2018. "As the White Caucus Liaison at Fractured Atlas, I'm often asked about resources that the Fractured Atlas White Caucus reads and discusses. Many of these resources were gathered by Tiffany Wilhelm, the White Caucus Guest Facilitator from July through December 2017, and others were picked up from a variety of other places. This is not meant to be a complete list, but rather a jumping-off point for white people to teach themselves about Race and Racism, and to get a sense for the kinds of things the Fractured Atlas White Caucus has been reading/watching/listening."
McIntosh, Peggy. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." PDF file, 1988. "I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group." Peggy McIntosh is associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. This essay is excerpted from Working Paper 189. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies" (1988), by Peggy McIntosh; available for $4.00 from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley MA 02181 The working paper contains a longer list of privileges. This excerpted essay is reprinted from the Winter 1990 issue of Independent School.
Schools Work on Allyship
Devega, Chauncey. "Right-wing Delusions about 'Anti-white Propaganda': Why They're Wrong about Shielding Children from the Truth about Racism." Salon, 7 July 2017. White parents complaining about race-based curricula ignore that black and brown kids' racial awareness is inherent.
Kassen, Phil. "Letter to the LREI Community." Little Red Schoolhouse & Elizabeth Irwin High School, 12 July 2016, "On July 1, the NY Post published commentary focusing on diversity education programming at a colleague school, The Bank Street School for Children. Specifically, the article focused on affinity groups—gatherings of students who identify with each other according to some metric, in this case race—and on the organization of affinity groups around white racial identity. … "
Nelson, Steve. "New York Post Slams Diversity Programs - Revisited." HuffPost, 8 July 2016, . "On July 1st, the New York Post published an article by Paul Sperry titled, 'Elite K-8 school teaches white students they're born racist.'" ... "Mr. Sperry's clear disdain for [this] work is apparent in various ways, including the choice to enclose these terms in quotation marks: "kids of color," "social justice," "voice their feelings," "systemic racism," and "institutional racism," among others. ..."
Rues, Kimberly. “How to Be an Ally in the Library: Recommend More Black Authors.” EdSurge column “Diversity and Equity,” 16 June 2020.