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Educating Ourselves

Learning is an ongoing process for all of us and as we continue to engage in conversations around institutional racism; power and privilege; white allyship; intersectionality in understanding identity and the importance of continuously educating ourselves, we are sharing a list of important resources that have been compiled by students, faculty and staff over the years. While this is not an exhaustive list, it contains readings, videos, and podcasts that help provide a framework for our work on anti-racism at Hampshire.


Pedagogy of the oppressed (pdf)

Black People Aren’t Making Things Up: The Science Behind ‘Racial Battle Fatigue’

A Letter From a Black Scholar

The black radical tradition

Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics

Why We Wear our Crowns: The Passion of Audre Lorde

Racist graffiti under investigation at Jackson State

Black at Higher Education (pdf)

"An Examination of the African American Experience of Everyday Discrimination and Symptoms of Psychological Distress"

'Angry black woman' stereotype harms careers

My Feminism Is Black, Intersectional, and Womanist – And I Refuse to Be Left Out of the Movement

Black Women Deserve Elite Educations Too

4 Reasons It’s Oppressive to Discuss Gender and Sexuality Without Naming Race

Study Shows Women and Minorities Are Punished for Speaking Up About Workplace Diversity

When Greeting Others

Powerlessness and Anger in African American Women: The Intersection of Race and Gender (pdf)

African American Women in the Workplace: Relationships Between Job Conditions, Racial Bias at Work, and Perceived Job Quality (pdf)

The Loud Silence When Trans Women of Color Are Killed

Black, Trans and Proud

State of Emergency Continues for Trans Women of Color

Millions of black students attend public schools that are highly segregated by race and by income

5 Ways It's Hard to Be Queer and Black in the Workplace

Racial Battle Fatigue

'Racial Battle Fatigue' Seems to Fuel Anxiety Disorder Among African-Americans

Feeling Like A Tourist: Being Black In New England

The covert racism that is holding back black academics

Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good

4 Reasons Why Being Pro-Black Isn’t the Same as Being Anti-White

Working While Black

Why Aren't More African Americans Opening Up About Their Mental Health?

Wearing My Afro Is Always a Political Act

The Dehumanization of Black Children: Tamir Rice, Kalief Browder and Dajerria Becton

National Black Disability Coalition

This Is the Perfect Illustration of Why Microaggressions Hurt

How to Ask Someone About Their Ethnicity Without Being an Asshole

4 Popular Complaints About Campus Activism That Are Totally Misguided

The Cost of Balancing Academia and Racism

UNLV students confront administrators with diversity demands

#BlackOnCampus: Black Students Share Their Experiences With Racism at Predominantly White Institutions

Fighting Godzilla: Tackling racism on campus

Black Liberation on Campus, 2015?

The D Word: When Words Lose/Lost Meaning

America's Extreme Need for More Black Male Educators

10 Things NEVER to say to a black coworker

What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties & Casual Racism

I, Racist

Why "Well-Meaning" White People are the worst

10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism

When You Become the Oppressive "Ally": Asians, Anti-Blackness, and Accountability

On Power & Privilege Denial, and "Hurt Feelings" in Social Justice Work

How To Be A Better Ally: An Open Letter To White Folks

18 Books Every White Ally Should Read

7 Reasons Why Your Two Week Trip To Haiti Doesn’t Matter: Calling Bull on "Service Trips"

US Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

10 Defensive Reactions to White Privilege That Make No Damn Sense – But Are Super Common

Congrats! You Recognize Your Privilege…And?

White Fragility Is Racial Violence

10 Quotes That Perfectly Explain Racism To People Who Claim They’re Colorblind

"On Being White…  and other lies" - James Baldwin (pdf)

When White Women Cry: How White Women’s Tears Oppress Women of Color (pdf)

Unveiling White Privilege - Larasa Report (pdf)

"What Do You Mean By Whiteness?: A Professor, Four Doctoral Students, and a Student Affairs Administrator Exploring Whiteness" (pdf)

3 Reasons We Cannot Cater to White Friends Who Say 'I'm Not Racist'

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

White Silence by Robin DiAngelo

8 Things White People Really Need to Understand About Race

How To Explain White Privilege Exists: 7 Common Arguments, Debunked

A Guide to White Privilege for White People Who Think They’ve Never Had Any

Be Less Racist: 12 Tips for White Dudes, by A White Dude

Why intersectionality can’t wait


Free books on race, gender, sexuality and class that are bound to get you woke

The Souls of Black Folks - W.E.B. Du Bois (pdf)

Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon (Details the psychological effects of colonization on Black men and women, as well as the oppressors) (pdf)


What Is White Privilege? Here's What People On The Street Have To Say

Black Privilege

Concerned Student 1950

What Being Black is like on a College Campus

Fuck I Look Like?

History Reconsidered

3 Ways to Speak English

A Black Girl Was Asked Why She ‘Talks White’ You Wont Expect Her Answer

White Guilt or Responsibility?

White People (Official Documentary)

Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

Color of Fear

White Like Me

Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer

Jane Elliot

"Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities" Lecture

Race: The Power of an Illusion

The Unequal Opportunity Race

Online Dating When You’re a Person of Color

Black Female Voices: Who is Listening - A public dialogue between bell hooks + Melissa Harris-Perry

No Fats, No Femmes

White People | Official Full Documentary | MTV

What is Pretty?


Soul Food, Sex, and Space (Interview with Nikki Giovanni)

How to be a Better White Ally (Another Round Podcast)

Intersections by New Republic

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