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What is white privilege, really?

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2018/what-is-white-privilege-really

 

10 Things you should know about white privilege

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2016/10/13/10-things-you-should-know-about-white-privilege

 

The Bias of ‘Professionalism’ Standards

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_bias_of_professionalism_standards

 

White Supremacy Culture

https://www.dismantlingracism.org/white-supremacy-culture.html

 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism-twlm/

 

Paying Attention to White Culture and Privilege: A Missing Link to Advancing Racial Equity

https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/2_Gulati_AB3.pdf

 

Robin DiAngelo: How 'white fragility' supports racism and how whites can stop it

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/health/white-fragility-robin-diangelo-wellness/index.html

 

Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders

https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2019-01033-011.html

 

Don’t Talk about Implicit Bias Without Talking about Structural Racism

https://medium.com/national-equity-project/implicit-bias-structural-racism-6c52cf0f4a92

 

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them [TED talk]

https://www.ted.com/talks/verna_myers_how_to_overcome_our_biases_walk_boldly_toward_them?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

 

Racial Microaggressions Are Real. Here’s How to Navigate Them

https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2019/10/23/racist-racial-microaggressions/

 

How to Respond to Racial Microaggressions When They Occur

https://diverseeducation.com/article/176397/

 

 

Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry

https://www.splcenter.org/20150125/speak-responding-everyday-bigotry

 

What the Racial Data Show:The pandemic seems to be hitting people of color the hardest.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-exposing-our-racial-divides/609526/

 

What Would It Take to Reduce Inequities in Healthy Life Expectancy?

https://next50.urban.org/question/health-related-social-needs

 

Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/reports/2020/05/07/484742/health-disparities-race-ethnicity/

 

Inequity and Health

https://inequality.org/facts/inequality-and-health/

 

Minority Population Health Profiles

https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=26

 

In Focus: Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care by Confronting Racism

https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletter-article/2018/sep/focus-reducing-racial-disparities-health-care-confronting

 

Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of COVID-19

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-racism-not-race-is-a-risk-factor-for-dying-of-covid-191/

 

Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities

https://medicareadvocacy.org/medicare-info/health-care-disparities/

 

Racial Equity Tools

https://www.racialequitytools.org/home

 

14 Black Activists and Authors Providing Crucial Insight Into Racial Justice in the US

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/black-activists-authors-us-racial-justice/

 

10 YOUNG RACIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

https://www.dosomething.org/us/articles/10-racial-justice-activists-you-should-know

 

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

http://citizenshipandsocialjustice.com/2015/07/10/curriculum-for-white-americans-to-educate-themselves-on-race-and-racism/

 

Being Antiracist

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracist

 

Western Mass Showing Up for Racial Justice

http://www.wmsurj.com/

 

FOR OUR WHITE FRIENDS DESIRING TO BE ALLIES

https://sojo.net/articles/our-white-friends-desiring-be-allies

 

On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-Racist

https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=tiffany-jewell-anti-racism-childrens-nonfiction-author-interview

 

White allies: Here's a basic list of do's and don'ts to help you with your helplessness

https://www.salon.com/2020/06/01/white-allies-dos-donts-racism-black-lives-matter-protest/

 

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

 

An Ally’s Guide to Issues Facing the LGBTQ Community

https://www.hrc.org/resources/an-allys-guide-to-issues-facing-the-lgbt-community

 

Key Terms Defined

Anti-Racist: Someone who opposes and actively fights against racism. (Source)

BIPOC: An acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous, People of Color

Colonialism: The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. (Source)

Implicit Bias: Attitudes towards or stereotypes associated with people that exist without our conscious knowledge (Source)

Intersectionality: The idea that individuals are shaped by and identify with a vast array of cultural, structural, sociobiological, economic, and social contexts. (Source)

Micro aggressions: The everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. (Source)

People of Color: A term generally used to describe anyone who is not white. The term encompasses all people who experience systemic racism. However, when able, it is best to refer to people by their individual identities, rather than referring to them as a group, which can sometimes be dehumanizing and invalidate individual experiences. (Source)

Racism: A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race (Source)

Restorative Justice: A theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior (Source)

Social JusticeJustice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. (Source)

Systemic Racism (Also known as institutional racism): Racial discrimination that has become established as normal behavior within a society or organization. (Source)

White Fragility: The tendency among members of the dominant white cultural group to have a defensive, wounded, angry, or dismissive response to evidence of racism. (Source)

White Privilege: Inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice. (Source)

White Supremacy: The belief that white people constitute a superior race and should therefore dominate society, typically to the exclusion or detriment of other racial and ethnic groups, in particular black or Jewish people. (Source)