White Privilege 101

Books & Articles

American Psychological Association. (2008). Seeing race and seeming racist? Whites go out of their way to avoid talking about raceScience Daily.

Barndt, J. (2007). Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America. Fortress Press.

Cushing, B, with Lila Cabbil, Margery Freeman, Jeff Hitchcock, and Kimberley Richards (Eds). (2010). Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing: Stories from Our WorkCrandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc.

Gardiner, W. (2012?). Examining whiteness: An anti-racism curriculum.

Helms, J. (1992). A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life. Content Communications.

Hepshiba. (2011). “White Privilege Diary Series #1 – White Feminist Privilege in Organizations.” Blog post on Daily Kos.

Hitchcock, J. (2003). Lifting the White Veil: An Exploration of White American Culture in a Multiracial Context.  Crandall Dostie & Douglass Books.

Hong, P. (2012). “The White Wound.” Blog post on still in sirsasana.

Kivel, Paul. (2011). Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Lipsitz, G. (2006). The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, revised & expanded edition. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Roediger, DR. (2007). The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class, new ed. New York: Verso.

Tochluk, Shelly. (2010). Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How To Do It, 2nd ed. Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield Education.  Accompanying website:  http://www.witnessingwhiteness.com/

Wise, Tim. (2011). White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, revised ed. Soft Skull Press.


Anti-Racist Alliance. Curriculum Part I: Whiteness – Keys to Exposing the Truth. Website with list of readings about white privilege.

Greenberg, J. (2015). Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism – from Ferguson to Charleston. Citizenship and Social Justice.
A list created by white people for white people, to engage white Americans in taking responsibility for helping one another to understand privilege and leverage their position to fight alongside those at the forefront of racial justice struggles.

Tim Wise: Antiracist essayist, author and educator. Blogs online at http://www.timwise.org

Zinn Education Project. Website and teaching resources based on Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History”.


Jensen, R. (2009). “The Color of the Race Problem is White.” Youtube video about Professor Robert Jensen discussing white privilege with a college class.

Butler, Shakti. (2008). “Mirrors of privilege: Making whiteness visible.

McIntosh, Peggy. 2008. “Unpacking the invisible knapsack.” YouTube.

Wise, Tim. 2013. White Like Me – Race, Racism and White Privilege in America (The Movie).

Wise, Tim. 2008. “The pathology of privilege: Racism, white denial & the costs of inequality.

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