And I Awoke: Educational Resources

These resources are intended to serve as a starting point for those beginning their anti-racist journey. 

White privilege and white fragility


Deconstructing white privilege with Robin DiAngelo


White Fragility. Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility (Academic paper), by Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh

Do the work

Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad

White Homework, Tori Glass



How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi

We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi at Aspen Ideas Festival

Do the work

Antagonists, Advocates and Allies: The Wake-Up Call Guide for White Women Who Want to Become Allies With Black Women, by Catrice M. Jackson

Reparations and lasting impacts of slavery


The Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi Cotes

The 1619 Project


This is America, Childish Gambino

Criminal justice reform and police brutality


A practical guide to defunding the police, Tessa Stuart for Rolling Stone

The New Jim Crow, by Michele Alexander

Policing the Black Man, edited by Angela J. Davis

The Marshall Project

Cultural Appropriation


Resources on what cultural appropriation is and isn’t, Devyn Springer

Native Appropriations

Dear White People with Dreadlocks, by Emanuella Grinberg, CNN


7 Myths About Cultural Appropriation DEBUNKED!, Decoded: MTV News

Implicit Bias and Microagressions


Racism without Racists Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Do the work

Project Implicit, Harvard University



Intersectionality, explained, by Jane Coaston for Vox


Kimberlé Crenshaw: The urgency of Intersectionality, TED talk

Kimberlé Crenshaw: What is intersectionality? National Association of Independent Schools

Resources for Educators

Teaching for Black Lives

Teaching Tolerance

The 1619 Project Curriculum

1,000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide

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