Resources for Dismantling Internalized White Supremacy

Here are some resources I have found particularly helpful in navigating my own journey of dismantling my internalized white supremacy:

Recommended Web Resources:

National Museum of African-American History “Talking About Race” Resources https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

Resources for educators, parents, advocates, and students to learn how to talk about race and join the fight for racial justice in the U.S. Includes online curricula and links to multimedia on the history of race in the U.S., racial identities, community activism, and systems of oppression.

Dismantling Racism’s History of the Race Construct https://www.dismantlingracism.org/history.html

This page offers a visual/text history of racial concepts in the United States, with a timeline, photos of documents, and links to multimedia exploring how U.S. structures of whiteness and non-whiteness developed via colonizing power. Great for use with young adults and children.

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/

A national network of activists organizing local actions against racist inequities and responding to racist incidents. SURJ holds national organizing and educational calls and offers many resources on the history of racism in the United States on their website.

Black Lives Matter Resources https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/

BLM’s reports and discussion guides provide helpful tools for a variety of audiences in talking about state-sponsored anti-Black violence, as well as mission/vision/historical summaries that explain the development and significance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Recommended Reading:

Books about history and systemic white supremacy:

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Books focused on individual self-reflection on whiteness:

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

How to be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth to Our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson

This list is by no means exhaustive, but serves as a starting point for dismantling white supremacy internally and systemically. If you or your agency is interested in booking my Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions training or other anti-bias trainings I offer, please fill out my Training Request Form or contact me directly at kelsey@kelseypachaconsulting.com. It is my honor to support your organization in healing the harm caused by white supremacy and to continue my ever-evolving journey of becoming anti-racist.

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