A resource guide from Progress Iowa for white people who want to learn more about becoming anti-racist.
Start here: Getting over guilt, shame and blame as a white person (if you want more, this is good follow up too!)
Waking up White by Debby Irving
White Like Me by Tim Wise
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Why are the Black Kids Sitting together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Race Matters by Cornel West
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY by Layla F. Saad
OPINION: With schools closed in Minnesota, black students again struggle with ‘hurt, heartache and trauma’
The black community, already disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, now is struggling through hurt and trauma caused by the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota, writes Michael Walker, director of the Office of Black Student Achievement for Minneapolis Public Schools. In this commentary, Walker describes how his office is working to support students and the community.
This document is intended to serve as are source to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Taking about Race
Being Antiracist: To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.