Over the years, White Awake has compiled a number of different resources that may support you as an individual, member of a community or political organization, or political education / anti-racist trainer. These resources are divided into the following categories:
Political Education: Resources for Study & Training – a collection of study materials for individuals, study groups and trainers; many of these are or were used as homework materials in White Awake course (2019)
White Awake Online Manual – a collection resources for trainers and educators guiding group work, as well as both personal and community practices for emotional/spiritual nurturance (2015-2018)
Archived Blog – a collection of articles and essays published or republished on our site (2015-2018)
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
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.
Tim Wise, ‘White Like Me’
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Are there any resources on White Fragility? Articles/resources that can take the place of an antiracist white elder sitting the reader down and schooling them but also in a way that doesn’t cause a defensive reaction?
Hello Michael. We don’t have any resources off hand for this. I have generally found that as people learn more about what whiteness is, and how they’ve been socialized into it (including the many costs of this socialization), defensive “white fragility” responses naturally decrease. Also, while I acknowledge that folks sometimes need this type of “elder sitting them down” experience, generally the phrase “white fragility” elicits a defensive response from anyone who is displaying the traits this term is created to address. At any rate, if I find something as you described, I’ll post! 🙂 Sincerely, Eleanor (Director, White Awake)
Hi there! I just stumbled into this comment thread while looking through the resources on this page. You may have already come across Robin DiAngelo’s work on white fragility, but if not, here are three resources:
1) [blog post] Robin DiAngelo, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism,” GoodMenProject.com, April 9, 2015, https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism-twlm.
2) [scholarly article] Robin DiAngelo, “White Fragility,” International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 3, no. 3 (2011): 54-70.
3) [book] Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility (Boston: Beacon Press, 2018).
Eleanor is probably right that these resources may be more triggering for someone who is already experiencing a form of white fragility, but I’ve found them incredibly helpful as an offering to white affinity groups more generally when introducing the concept and encouraging us to notice when the experience arises in ourselves.
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