Clearly not an exhaustive list, but here are a few places white people can go to further educate ourselves:
- The Black Lives Matter website – includes ways to take action and toolkits
- A list of resources from NPR
- The Great Unlearn by Rachel Cargle (not free, but definitely affordable and very, very worth it)
- Readings on Racism, White Supremacy, and Police Violence from Literary Hub
- Bookshop.org’s anti-racism reading list
- We Need Diverse Books organization – working toward diversity in children’s literature (resources and ways to get involved)
- No White Saviors – an African, woman-led organization that aims to “dedicated to disrupting traditional power structures between the Western world and the African continent.”
- Brene Brown’s website with books, audio, podcasts, and a blog
- White Noise Collective’s resources – lots of topics to explore
- White Nonsense Roundup’s resources – also lots of topics to explore; not sure when it was last updated, but still lots of good stuff
- TED Talks about race
- A great article about how art and activism go hand in hand
Do your own research! Googling key terms and phrases will bring up lots of results. Looks for hashtags on social media sites. Ask your local librarian or bookseller what they recommend. Search Spotify and iTunes for podcasts to listen to.
And don’t forget to take action – find ways to get involved, leverage your privilege, and speak out. The ultimate goal of education is to help you enact change.