I began collecting these resources in 2017 when, in the face of yet more news about police brutality, I sought information to help me learn how to speak with friends about race. I found so much more. Specifically: incidents that lead to headlines capture our attention, but these events are signposts pointing to ingrained attitudes and unconscious biases that have pervaded our society for hundreds of years. Much as it would be hard for a fish to describe water, so too is it difficult for whites to grasp the pervasive nature of racism. We're steeped in it, yet so easily become defensive and uncomfortable about the subject.

I'm posting here so that others who want to explore this terrain don't have to spend so much time looking for good materials (or expect friends of color to provide them). I provide descriptive notes for context, and free resources are noted whenever found. And while I do include links that offer anti-racist "programs" this page offers a purposefully wide variety of resources from which to choose. Some of us learn from watching, some from listening, or reading, or discussion. Some of us prefer a predetermined path, others (like myself) stumble from discovery to discovery.

That said, the document is loosely organized around three main sections: Racism (the unseen), Context (history), and Action (working for change, doing better). Then come more specific links: excellent collections for teachers, photographers, protestors, parents, etc.

The page is like an onion; keep peeling away. When you see a small triangle pointing to the right, click on it to see more! This is a work in progress, both the page and one's personal journey. Have corrections or suggestions? Let me know. Thanks! Susan Fassberg

PS. Many teachers, school administrators, social justice organizations and kind colleagues have reached out to tell me that they will be using this document in their work or home. If you find these resources valuable, I'd love to know. Just drop a line.

1. Racism—"The Colossal Unseen"

To redesign social systems we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen.

So wrote Peggy McIntosh as she described the process of coming to see her "unearned advantage and conferred dominance". She said: "In my class and place, I did not see myself as a racist because I was taught to recognize racism only in individual acts of meanness.... never in invisible systems conferring unsought racial dominance on my group from birth."

Listen to this DeAngleo Spotify podcast, if you want more. Find her book "White Fragility" at most booksellers (including Amazon) or download it as an ebook for $9.99. If you live in Washington DC you're in luck — you can download DeAngelo's book and numerous others for free using your library card. Still can't find it? Tell me.