White Fragility

Resources about how to talk about race

  • Jay Smooth’s quick video about how to tell people they’re racist, and his longer TED Talk about how to discuss race
  • “18 Things White People Should Know/Do before Discussing Racism” article
  • Noliwe Rooks’ article questioning why we don’t/won’t talk about race; a highlight: “To quote the always insightful James Baldwin, ‘Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.’”
  • The Race Card Project
  • Glossary: Definitions for a few key terms that will help us to discuss Race and Class Matters at an Elite College

Resources for learning about privilege and/or discrimination

  • A quick, simple Buzzfeed video
  • A reading list put together by UCSF
  • An excerpt from Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”
  • MTV article “9 Ways You Can Use Your White Privilege for Good”
  • Diane Rehm Show episode on “Housing Discrimination, Racial Segregation and Poverty in America”
  • Sociological Images article on “Race, Criminal Background, and Employment”
  • Racism 101 Tumblr

Local Action

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) website
  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth website

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