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Books: Understanding Whiteness

To combat racism, it is necessary to understand the history of the ideology of “race”, and whiteness as the foundation of racial categories and racism.

To combat racism today, it is necessary to understand the history of the ideology of “race” to challenge our understanding of whiteness as the foundation of racial categories and racism.

When people refer to “white people” (either in self-identification or identifying individuals/groups), it is often being used as a shorthand reference to whiteness, about which people may have varied understandings.

In other words, it is being used as a shorthand for the privileges and power that people who appear white receive because they are not subjected to the racism faced by black people.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

White Rage

The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
White privilege: The myth of a post-racial society

White privilege

The myth of a post-racial society
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility

Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

How to Argue With a Racist

History, Science, Race and Reality
Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla Saad

Me and White Supremacy

How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World