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Educating Ourselves about Whiteness and Anti-Black Racism

Resources to critically examine whiteness and anti-Black racism and take action as anti-racists

Being Antiracist

No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. In the absence of making antiracist choices, we (un)consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. Being racist or antiracist is not about who you are; it is about what you do.

--Being Antiracist, National Museum of African American History and Culture

The  National Museum of African American History and Culture has an extensive online toolkit on how to talk about race

Antiracism in Higher Education: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi || Radcliffe Institute

Anti-Racism in International Education | UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education


Selected books (paper, ebook, audiobooks) on race and racism in higher education, social justice education, privilege in education. 

Additional Resources

Many other folks, and also many other libraries, have compiled resources on whiteness and anti-Black racism. Check them out, and send us more suggestions using the form on the left.