I have created a resources page on my website that is basically racism resources for white people, like myself.
I understand that this is not fun stuff, but it is necessary work. You’ve probably heard me talk about it a bit in my lives, so you probably know why I think that.
(but tl;dr: -isms are violent acts and beliefs that hurt people, we can’t be healers hurting people who are oppressed and still call ourselves healers. We can say we are uplifting the world if we are leaving people out and keeping them oppressed by supporting the systems that do that.)
I know I have a lot of work and unpacking to do myself, and I wanted to help provide resources for people to also do that work. Resources that center the voices of people who experience racism, who are harmed by it.
Many of these were hard to read. Because I consider myself a nice person, and nice people don’t hurt others. This isn’t to center my experience BUT rather draw attention to the fact that it is necessary to work through, even through the discomfort. Because these are things that are saturated in US culture (and others but I am speaking from experience here) and so we have to unlearn and unpack. It isn’t fun. It isn’t glamorous. But I do believe it is necessary. Because this is literally life and death for people.
- 30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism by Jon Greenberg
- Roads to Racial Justice
- 4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears by Jennifer Loubriel
- Stop Your White Fragility – It’s Racial Violence and Here’s Why by Amelia Shroyer
- 4 Reasons People of Color Can’t Cater to White People’s Guilt – Or Their Tears by Michal ‘MJ’ Jones
- Intent vs. Impact: Why Your Intentions Don’t Really Matter by Jamie Utt