How to Be an Ally

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Case, K (Ed.). (2013). Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom. Routledge.

Curtin, N. 2011. The Roles of Experiences of Discrimination, Collective Identification, and Structural Awareness in Own-group and Ally Activism.  Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University of Michigan: Psychology and Women’s Studies.

Kivel, P. (2011). Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice (3rd ed.). Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

Rothenberg, P.S. (2011). White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism (4th ed.). Worth Publishers.


Case, K. 2012. Discovering the privilege of whiteness: White women’s reflections on anti-racist identity and ally behaviorJournal of Social Issues, Vol. 68, No. 1:78-96

Michael, A and Conger, M. (2009). Becoming an Anti-Racist White Ally: How a White Affinity Group Can Help. Perspectives on Urban Education, Spring 2009.

Spencer, M. (2008). A social worker’s perspective on power, privilege, and oppressionSocial Work, Vol. 53, No. 2.

Blog Posts

Bowers, C. (2010). “White Privilege: 10 Ways to be an Ally.” 

Gehl, L. (n.d.) “My ally bill of responsibilities.

Kivel, Paul. (n.d.) “Guidelines for being strong white allies.


Jones, OOJL. (2010). “Dr. Jones Gives Six Rules for Allies.

Harris-Perry, Melissa. (2013, March 30). “How to be a good ally.” MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show.


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