“Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism” by Dr. Robin DiAngeloWritten by a white professor of multicultural and social justice education, this essay helps explain the ways white people are raised that make us resistant to having conversations about race. This article helped me understand how the culture I was raised in informs my ability to have conversations on the subject of race.
Additional reading: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism
“Me And White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad“Based off the best selling workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.” Layla F. Saad
Social Syllabi by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle“A letter reminding modern white feminist of their relationship with black women throughout history.”
Attend one of Rachel’s lectures on the Unpacking White Feminism Tour
“White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism” by Paula S. RothenbergThis anthology helps white people understand things like color-blind racism and the invisibility of whiteness.
Introduction to Decolonization playlistThis is a collection of 7 videos to center black and brown experiences of colonization and welcome beginners to learn an introductory history of colonization and the basics of decolonization.
Why I’m Not a Shaman, and Neither Are You: Seven Questions for Would-Be Shamans by Jai MedinaThis is an introduction on Spiritual appropriation, specifically the use of the term and identity of “shaman” and “shamanism.” It gives a history of the word and can help you determine whether or not this term applies to you.
CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AND PLASTIC SHAMANSThis article is for those who already have a basic understanding of Plastic Shamanism and includes the “Declaration of War Against Exploiters of Lakota Spirituality.”
By Christine Nobiss