WC: resources

Recommended Reading and Additional Resources:


  • BeLoved Community Austin
  • Color Lines
  • Black Girl Dangerous
  • The Root
  • Son of Baldwin



For Whites Only (Paperback)by Robert W. Terry (Author)

Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology (Paperback)by Robert V. Guthrie

White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism (Paperback) by Paula S. Rothenberg


White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (Paperback) by Tim Wise

The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (Paperback) by Robert Jensen

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice (Paperback) by Paul Kivel

White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training (Paperback) by Judy H. Katz

White on White: A Handbook for Groups Working Against Racism (Paperback)by Sarah Kimmel

Breaking the Code of Good Intentions: Everyday Forms of Whiteness (Paperback) by Melanie E. L. Bush

Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege (American Philosophy) ) by Shannon Sullivan

Between the World and Me,  by TaNahisi Coates

Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing; Stories from Our Work (recommended by Juniper)

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander


  • Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality by Shakti Butler features moving stories from racial justice leaders including Amer Ahmed, Michael Benitez, Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Joy DeGruy, Ericka Huggins, Humaira Jackson, Yuko Kodama, Peggy McIntosh, Rinku Sen, Tilman Smith and Tim Wise.
  • Not Here, Not Anywhere: The Private Prison Problem (DVD). Narrated by Danny Glover, produced by Tonyia Rawles and Natalie Bullock Brown (2005)
  • Black Mix Tape
  • Black in America (2 hrs.)  The CNN special report on African Americans in America (2008)
  • Freedom Riders (117 min) This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed, ‘Freedom Riders’ challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. (2010)
  • Malcolm X (202 min) Biography of Malcolm X, the famous African American leader killed by the Ku Klux Klan. (1992)
  • Trail of Tears (4 hrs, 23 min) A harrowing and compelling compilation of four award-winning documentaries that chronicle the struggles of the Native American culture from the forced relocation known as the “Trail of Tears,” to the current issues faced by America’s aboriginal people (2009)
  • Waiting for Superman (1 hr, 51 min) Following a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, this film undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. (2010)
  • Which Way Home? (90 min)  A feature documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants, on their journey through Mexico, as they try to reach the United States. (2009)

Racial Justice Organizations (needs links)


  • Black Lives Matter Austin
  • Allies for Black Lives
  • Standing Up for Racial Justice
  • Austin Justice Coalition