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Here are some resources we have found helpful as we work to broaden our social justice lens. This list is by no means complete, and we will continue to add resources and links.  If you have an article or resource you've found helpful, please let us know at


As part of your anti-oppression and inclusivity work, you might find it useful to engage a glossary of terms. Please begin by consulting this document. We hope that it helps you better engage with the materials to come, your learning experience and the important work ahead.


Read our Diversity and Inclusion Statement here.


Allyship, Anti-Oppression, and White Privilege

Allyship: Intersectionality and Anti-Oppression

White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh 

Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence Against Women of Color by Kimberlé Crenshaw

White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun 

Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Curriculum for White Americas to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism by Jon Greenberg 

Why White People Freak Out When They’re Called Out About Race by Sam Adler-Bell

Privilege & Oppression, Conflict & Compassion by Meg Barker & Jamie Heckert

Note to Self:  White people taking part in #BlackLivesMatter protests by Vonn New

Putting a Toe in the Water of the Race Conversation by Jackson Free Press 

Race Matters: How to Talk About Race by Annie E. Casey Foundation

4 Ways White People can Process their Emotions Without Bringing White Tears by Jennifer Loubriel 

I, Racist by John Metta

Why Black History Month is for Everybody by Maisha Johnson 

On Being Fat, Brown, Femme, Ugly and Unloveable by Caleb Luna

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person by Gina Crosley-Corcoran 

"Check my what?" On privilege and what we can do about it

Emptying the White Knapsack by Jaime Grant 

White Debt: Reckoning with what is owed — and what can never be repaid — for racial privilege By Eula Bliss

The Good, Racist People by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Books Every White Ally Should Read


Disability Justice

Changing the Framework: Disability Justice:  How our communities can move beyond access to wholeness


Websites & Organizations:

The Body Is Not An Apology

Back Girl Dangerous

Leaving Evidence (Mia Mingus)

Showing Up For Racial Justice

NPP Body Positivity

Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders

Gender Education Center Disorders Disorders


How to apologize
What does it mean to be white? With Anne Rhodes | TEDxIthacaCollege

What It Means to Be White, Reflections by Nancy M. Thurston

The Psychology of Racism and Antiracism with Derald Wing Sue, PhD

What does it mean to be white in America? Community Dialog on Race and Racism

Shopping White Black, Social Experiment



VITAL: A Torch For Your Social Justice Journey – Kylee and Aeriel Ashlee

Between The World And Me: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race - Beverly Tatum

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

White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism – Doane & Bonilla-Silva

Uprooting Racism : How White People Can Work for Racial Justice – Paul Kivel

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States – Eduardo Bonilla-Silva


ASDAH Documents
A Message from the ASDAH Leadership Team on Intersectionality - December 2014

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