Below are significant resources that can provide a foundational understanding of the themes listed. Note that some resources are listed in more than one place. As much as possible, we’ve ordered resources such that shorter items precede longer items. Neither the themes, nor lists of resources, are meant to be exhaustive. Self education is a lifelong journey. Guidance on how to incorporate different themes and resources into a group experience can be found on our Guiding Group Work and Sample Curriculum pages, and is also available through consultation

Understanding Racism and White Supremacy

The Invention of White People / Whiteness as a Cultural Force

Whiteness and Class

Costs of Racism for White People

Historical Grief and Trauma

The Roots of Colonialism/Supremacy in Europe

Cultural Appropriation


Identity and Social Hierarchies

Collective Liberation

The Perils of “Helping” Across Cultures

Building Accountable Relationships with Communities of Color

Racial Caucusing

Developing a Positive White Identity

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5 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Christopher Keiser-Liontree

    Greetings, Thank you for the resources and initiative. I don’t see Reparatory Justice highlighted related to the struggle for Reparations and Repatriation. Is this something WhiteAwake is active in? The University of West Indies in Kingston Jamaica is opening a Reparatory Justice Institute in October guided by the leadership of Vice Chancellor Hillary Beckles who I recently met in Ghana West Africa at the Kwame Nkrumah Cultural and Intellectual Festival University of Ghana.
    Equal Rights and Justice

    1. Eleanor Hancock Post author

      Christopher Liontree! I believe we know one another. 🙂 I would love to bring resources onto the sight that specifically highlight Reparations, Repatriation, and Reparatory Justice. I’ll reach out to you via email.

      With warmth,

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