Anti-racism Resources for White People  

  • Carol Wall, Dear White Sisters and Brothers: A Letter from a Union Educator, Our Times Magazine, June 2020  
    A Black union educator’s call to her white union siblings to take responsibility for eliminating white supremacy in our unions.  

  • Peggy McIntosh, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, 1990.  
    Foundational article on the concept of white privilege.   

  • Jeremy Dowsett, What my bicycle taught me about white privilege, Quartz, 2014.
    A white man’s reflection on how riding his bike has helped him to understand the concept of white privilege without feeling defensive.  

  • Anti-racism Resource List  by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein, May 2020   
    This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. Includes books, films, videos, podcasts, articles, and resources for raising anti-racist children. 

  • Corrie Scott, ‘I don’t see race’ and other white lies, The Conversation, July 2018  
    Analysis of the “colour-blind” approach and Canadian white privilege.   

  • Emily Chiariello, Why talk about whiteness? Learning for Justice, Summer 2016  
    Article which argues that it is impossible to see the privilege and dominance associated with white racial identity without acknowledging that whiteness is a racial identity.  

  • Kim Kelly, Loving a Black Person Isn’t the Same as Fighting for Black Lives,, June 2020
    In this piece the author challenges the notion among some white people that having a close relationship with a Black person means that you cannot possibly be racist.  

  • Kimberly Jones, How Can We Win, David Jones Media, June 2020  
    Using the metaphor of the game of Monopoly, author Kimberly Jones speaks passionately on the history of economic and social oppression of Black people in the United States.   

  • Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy, 2020  
    This bestselling book leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.  


September 24, 2021