June Tool-Kit: “Whiteness” & Allyship

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we share tools that examine whiteness, power dynamics and offer points of advice on how to become an effective ally. Don’t get us wrong – expressing salient solidarity is not only about whiteness, but it often begins with privilege, as the following resources show. For child-specific materials, please see our March tool-kit, available here.


4 Racist Stereotypes White Patriarchy Invented to ‘Protect’ White Womanhood (2016) by Jennifer Loubriel

The 6-Step Guide to Raising Anti-Racist White Kids as a White Parent (2016) by Kathi Valeii

7 Things black people want their well-meaning white friends to know (2018) by Erin Canty

10 things every white teach should know when talking about race (2017) by Angela Watson

10 Ways well-meaning white teachers bring racism into our schools (2015) by Jamie Utt

Dear white colleagues, this is how you can make me feel included – and make our workspace truly diverse (2019) by Lucrece Grehoua

Dear White People, Stop Making Racism All About You (2017) by Shannon Barber

Everyone should read this guide about what to do if you see Islamophobia (2018) by Narjas Zatat

Passive, poor and white? What people keep getting wrong about Appalachia (2018) by Elizabeth Catte

Steve McQueen and the Dutch (2014) by Chandra Frank

Tips for moderators: Don’t be the barrier that prevents expression (2017) by E Tori

To all the white friends I couldn’t keep (2019) by Andre Henry

Volunteering Abroad? Read This Before You Post That Selfie (2017) by Malaka Gharib

‘We are not wildlife’ Kibera residents slam poverty tourism (2018) by Osman Mohamed Osman

When you say you ‘don’t see race’, you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it (2015) by Zach Stafford

White Innocence and the Dutch elections (2017) by Nick Barr Clingan

White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It’s not. (2019) by Robin diAngelo

White people are broken (2018) by Katherine Fugate

The White Problem (2014) by Quinn Norton

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? (2017) by Mawuna Remarque Koutonin  


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