Across the U.S. and across the world, we are seeing the widespread and appropriate response to the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, who are added to a much longer list of innocent, Black lives taken too soon as a result of police brutality and systemic racism.
Most of these resources gathered are speaking to white people, though some may also be helpful for POC looking for anti-racism resources. Here are some resources that you might find helpful to get started in examining your own white privilege, how you’ve upheld white supremacy, how to take action, how to better understand systemic racism, and continue actively listening & learning about anti-racism and supporting #BlackLivesMatter beyond media cycle.
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Instagram Threads Worth Reading, Saving & Sharing:
How to Be Actively Anti-Racist – Good Good Good on Instagram
10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship by Mireille Cassandra Harper
How To: 9 Ways White People Can Spend Their Privilege by Avery Francis
How to Refocus the Conversation on What’s Important by Liana Teresa
Racism is a Health Issue by Maxine Ali, MSc
Articles to Learn From & Sit With
The Ugly, Fascinating History of the Word ‘Racism’ – NPR Code Switch
The Racist Roots of Fighting O*****y Article in Scientific American illuminating weight bias and racism in healthcare by Sabrina Strings, PhD and Lindo Bacon, PhD
Why You Need to Stop Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ – Rachel Cargle
Why Talking to Your White Family About Black People is the Wrong Approach – Sonya Renee Taylor
Organizations to Donate $$, Time & Support To:
The Loveland Foundation – Offers accessible & necessary mental health services and therapy to Black women and girls. In 2018, Rachel Cargle shared her birthday wish for her online community: to raise funds for Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her community raised over $250,000 and The Loveland Foundation was born to continue this effort offering support & scholarships for culturally competent, high quality, healing services.
Diversify Dietetics – Organization committed to empowering and supporting BIPOC young professionals and students in dietetics professions. Diversify Dietetics was created by two registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), Deanna Belleny and Tamara Melton, who saw the need for a community organization in dietetics that was inclusive of all ethnic and racial groups. Today, Diversify Dietetics offers networking opportunities, community meet-ups, webinars, mentorship, resources and scholarships.
Commit to unlearning, and create a plan for your long-term anti-racism work, allyship in your personal and professional life. These are some webinars, courses and resources to check out.
Follow those authors & educators on Instagram and remember that this support goes beyond a ‘follow’ or ‘like’ – pay the educators you are learning from, buy their services & products.
Chrissy is a fitness coach, writer, speaker and working to create equity for the wellness industry. Chrissy leads a crash course on anti-racism practices for professionals in the health and wellness fields. The course will give you a greater understanding of white supremacy, racism, bias and provides the space for you to examine the ways you are complicit in your own life, and especially in the health & wellness space. Chrissy provides insight and will challenge you to leverage your privilege to be a part of the change in wellness spaces as well as resources and action items to educate yourself on the intersection of racism and wellness.
Rachel is a thought leader, lawyer, activist, speaker, healer and author. Through her Spiritual Activism 101 online course, Rachel offers the opportunity for white people to learn how we can better support POC (especially Black + Indigenous womxn), how POC can address internalized oppression, as well as how to acknowledge privilege, heal race-related wounds and actively take part in supporting lasting racial justice. After this course, you can enroll in Spiritual Activism 102! For this course, Rachel offers two trainings, one for white + white-passing folx and another for BIPOC and mixed folx to offer safe environments to process and go deeper in this work.
Monique is an anti-racism educator, published author, speaker and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. Monique’s class is a great entry point into starting your anti-racism work through this self-paced online course. During the course you’ll gain tools to identify racism, a better understanding of the history, structures and systems of racism, building a foundation for anti-racism work, go from ally to accomplice and use your voice to amplify POC.
Rachel is an activist public academic, writer, and lecturer. The Great Unlearn is Rachel’s Patreon where for a monthly sliding scale rate, you have access to a self-paced learning platform with guest lectures, resources, her 30-day #DoTheWork course as well as reading lists to unlearn white supremacy and unpack the racist histories of American systems. Rachel’s Dear White Women Syllabi is a thorough resource unpacking the historical and current role of white women in the oppression of Black women and how to take active steps toward racial justice.
Dr. Cadet is an entrepreneur, diversity coach, founder of Change Cadet and consultant with over 15+ years of experience providing people and companies with services that support diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. Power and Privilege Workshop is an interactive workshop where you’ll examine the many ways you hold power and privilege and confront that privilege. The workshop will include both small group and partner work, offer tips for how you can use your power and privilege to support others and cultivate allyship.
Ongoing things to watch & listen to
1) 1619 – New York Times
3) Code Switch (NPR) – hosted by NPR’s journalists of color
4) About Race – hosted by Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of the bestselling “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race”
5) The Diversity Gap – Dr. Beverly Tatum
6) Good Ancestor Podcast – Layla F. Saad
7) Seeing White – John Biewen, Chenjerai Kumanyika, Celeste Headlee
If you’re looking for podcasts specifically discussing racism and diet culture click here.
1) 13th (Ava DuVernay) on Netflix
2) When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) on Netflix
3) See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) on Netflix
4) Dear White People (Justin Simien) on Netflix
5) Selma (Ava DuVernay) on Amazon
6) King in The Wilderness on HBO
7) The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) on Hulu
8) Malcolm X (Spike Lee) on Amazon
9) American Son (Kenny Leon) on Netflix
Books (these links go to Black-owned independent bookstores! Many of these books are sold out all over right now, but should be back in stock soon)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiANgelo
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in A World Made For Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings, PhD (highly recommend for anyone in healthcare, wellness or medicine)
This is not at all an exhaustive list, but can be a starting point for your own life-long commitment to active personal and professional anti-racism work.