Resources for Learning about Race, Racism and Whiteness*

Three Categories with Three Suggestions and Bonus Items!

Compiled by MaryBeth Ingram, a white-bodied late learner who needed help from others to learn what to read, watch and listen to in order to grow and now paying it forward. 

This list came about as a result of a question a friend asked who knew I was doing a lot of study in the area of race, racism and whiteness. “Could you give me a list, maybe 3 books, so I could get started learning about race?” It was a question that made my heart sing! YES! But where to start? What book to mention and what book to leave out. What about videos or podcasts? There’s just so much good stuff! So that’s how the “3 of 3” took shape. Some would argue I’ve left out an essential read, video or podcast and they may be right. Just get started on something to learn and re-form your knowledge and understanding of the reality of race, racism and whiteness in our country. Wherever you begin there will be plenty of new doors to open and resources waiting! 

Start exploring, here.

 

*This list came about as a result of a friend who knew I was doing a lot of study in the area of race, racism and whiteness.  They asked, simply, “Could you give me a list, maybe 3 books, so I could get started learning about race?”  It was a question that made my heart sing!  YES!  But where to start?  What book to mention and what book to leave out.  What about videos or podcasts?  There’s just so much good stuff! So that’s how the “3 of 3” took shape.  Some would argue I’ve left out an essential read, video or podcast and they may be right.   Just get started on something to learn and re-form your knowledge and understanding of the reality of race, racism and whiteness in our country.  Wherever you begin there will be plenty of new doors to open and resources waiting!

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Books and Children’s Books

DVDs and Films

 

 

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