Resources for Analysis, Action, Reflection, Alliance

Please contact us if you notice any broken links or would like to suggest an addition to this list. – WNC

White Noise Definitions

Understanding Privilege Systems

Tools for Challenging Racism

Understanding and Challenging State Violence

Media Literacy and Parody

Current Events Analysis

Resource Collections

Gender Identity

Body as Battleground


Cultural Appropriation

“The thing about cultural appropriation is that the appropriator does not have to face the same consequences that we do for practicing our culture or faith. For them, it is an accessory that can be taken on or off at will, while for us, it is a way of life. …in a society where immigrants and communities of color are marginalized at every level, we can’t pretend that power relations do not exist when we have this conversation about appropriation. Sharing and exchanging cultural and spiritual practices is great, but it gets more complicated when we’re not all on equal footing. It gets more complicated when meaningful things are taken, commodified, and exploited for a profit, with little respect shown to the community they were taken from.”

~ Sonny Singh Brooklynwala, “Turbans on the Runway: What does it mean for Sikhs?”


Helping/Saving (Industrial and Psychological) Complexes

Resources for Parents & Teachers

Anti-Oppression Training, Organizing, and Movement Building

White Anti-Racist Organizations

Herstories Addressing Whiteness and Female Socialization

  • A Letter to White Southern Women from Anne Braden
  • Racism Review: scholarship and activism towards racial justice
  • Narratives of White Women Used to Uphold Racism and Patriarchy: A Partial Timeline by WNC
  • Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici.
  • The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race & the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence by Susan M. Ryan.
  • Relations of Rescue: The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939 by Peggy Pascoe.
  • Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History by Vron Ware.
  • Killers of the Dream and Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith.
  • The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy In Post-9/11 America by Susan Faludi.
  • Sex, Race and Class–The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952-2011 by Selma James.
  • The Social Construction of Whiteness: White Women, Race Matters by Ruth Frankenburg.
  • Memoir of a Race Traitor by Mab Segrest.
  • Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons by Jane Lazarre.
  • That White Girl by JLove Calderón.

10 thoughts on “Resources

  1. I am wondering if you might add a link to Turning the Tide: Journal of Anti-Racist Action, Research & Education and/or the Inter-Communal Solidarity Committee. Neither is exclusively “white” but both are committed to the struggle to uprooting white supremacy and to de-colonization. You can see something about the Inter-Communal Solidarity Committee on a facebook page at “Turning the Tide” has been published for almost 25 years by Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror.

  2. I have a couple of recommendations for your readers. The first is an article called “White Adults Raising White Children to Resist White Supremacy”: one of the few pieces I’ve found on this topic.
    The other is a book by one of the members of Feministing, called “Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.” Author Courtney E. Martin is extremely attentive to issues of race, class, gender, and her own white privilege. She uses case studies of effective activists to humanize rather than lionise their work, and to help the reader wrestle with her own questions about doing meaningful work.

  3. Hi,

    I was just at a spokescouncil meeting for organizing around MLK and there was a pamphlet explaining white white folks shouldn’t co-opt chants like “I can’t breath,” and “I am Michael Brown.” I wasn’t able to grab one. Is it on the website somewhere? I couldn’t find it.

    Thanks for your time,


  4. “Things You Can Be On Halloween Besides Naked!!! by Emotistyle” should be removed from this list. It literally does not address cultural appropriation at all, and instead simply tells women that if they choose to wear revealing clothing on Halloween that they are wrong and classless. I am all about informing women especially teenagers they they don’t HAVE to wear revealing clothing (ever, Halloweeen or not) to be socially accepted, but to shame women for wearing what they want is just as messed up. This video does not communicate a “pro-outfit choice” attitude, instead it says “you should not wear this because it’s slutty and shameful” and “showing cleaving is wrong.”

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