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Updated on Jun 4, 2020. Posted on Jun 1, 2020

Here's How White People Can Support The Fight Against Police Brutality

Places to donate, things to read, and other ways to understand how your own privilege can be used to fight systemic racism and police brutality.

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Being an antiracist is a lot like going to therapy. It's not an on and off switch or a badge you get to wear after you do something right one time. It's a process that requires showing up regularly, learning and unlearning, and a lot of self-reflection. You can't pull it out and use it only after something bad happens. You need a foundation of knowledge, the intention to use it and you only know it's working when you can apply it to something happening in the real world.

So we've compiled a list of resources for white people who want to do that work. Non-white people may find these helpful, too, of course! But some of these resources are specifically about how your experience as a white person is entwined with the systemic oppression of Black people in America, how structural racism is different than individual racism and how you can use your white privilege to support the fight for racial justice. Many of these resources came from longer guides that were compiled by other activists and organizers, listed at the bottom, and who could use your support.

If there are resources you don't see here that have been helpful to you or that you would like to see, please let us know in the comments or DM me on Twitter, and we'll continue to update this post.

PLACES TO DONATE

ACTIONS TO TAKE

VIDEOS & MOVIES TO STREAM

Netflix

Available to Stream

"What happens when I try to talk race with white people" (YouTube)

"White People, Enough: A Look at Power and Control" (YouTube)

"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" (YouTube)

13th (Netflix)

Dear White People (Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)

The Hate U Give (Hulu)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)

Available to Rent

Do Not Resist ($2.99 on Google Play and YouTube)

Fruitvale Station ($3.99 on Google Play, Amazon Prime and YouTube)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution ($3.99 on Amazon Prime)

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 ($2.99 on YouTube and Google Play)

I Am Not Your Negro a James Baldwin documentary ($2.99 on Google Play, Amazon Prime and YouTube)

PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO

The New York Times Magazine

Single Episodes

"Dismantling White Fragility" from The Goop Podcast (Stitcher / Apple Podcasts / Spotify)

"Let's Talk about Whiteness" from On Being with Krista Tippett (On Being / Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher)

“Why The Coronavirus Is Hitting Black Communities Hardest” from NPR’s Code Switch (NPR / Stitcher / Apple Podcasts / Spotify)

“Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment” Season 2, Episode 3 of Revisionist History (Stitcher / Apple Podcasts / Spotify)

Seasons or Series

Seeing White on Radio (Stitcher / Apple Podcasts / Spotify)

1619 from the New York Times (Stitcher / NYT / Apple Podcasts / Spotify)

BOOKS TO READ

One World; Bold Type Books; Bloomsbury; Random House; Yale University Press; The New Press; Penguin; Beacon Press

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD (Amazon / Bookshop)

How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi (Amazon / Bookshop)

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (Amazon / Bookshop)

Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines by Jenna Arnold out June 23, 2020 (Amazon / Bookshop)

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele (Amazon / Bookshop)

How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal M Fleming (Amazon / Bookshop)

So You Wanna Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Amazon / Bookshop)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (Amazon / Bookshop)

White Tears, Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad (Amazon / Bookshop)

The End of Policing: How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative by Alex S. Vitale (Amazon / Bookshop)

See more in our Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism.

OTHER EXERCISES & CONVERSATION STARTERS

HOW TO FIND BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT

CREDITS & OTHER RESOURCES

Some of these resources were pulled from the following guides that you should check out for more ideas (and support their creators in any/all ways you can):

Anti-Racist Resource Guide from @Tatortash (Venmo: @tatortash)

Anti-Racism Resources for White People from Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein

Anti-Racism Resources from Rachel Ricketts (Support on Patreon)

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism from Jon Greenberg and Citizenship & Social Justice

The Great Unlearn curriculum by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle (Support on Patreon)

Anguish and Action a resource guide from the Obama Foundation

Have suggestions for other resources could add? Add them in the comments and we'll continue to update this list.

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