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Resources for White Allies

These materials are intended to help White UW–Madison community members educate themselves about the systems of racial oppression that undergird American institutions and victimize people of color — particularly Black people — every day. Our hope is that they will help prompt constructive conversations between White colleagues about what they are learning and how they are shifting behaviors to become effective antiracist allies.

Engaging in these resources will not make you an expert. They are not intended to center whiteness in the discussion about how we as a community respond to systems of white supremacy. Continue to listen to, elevate and follow the lead of Black and Brown people as we shape our collective future. We hope these materials give you some new tools as you continue to learn more about what it means to be White within these systems of oppression.

Resources are grouped by media type below. Tap on any category name to expand the list or tap on “Expand all” to view all of the resources at once. To suggest resources to add to this list, please email webmaster@cdo.wisc.edu, and include the title, author and URL of the resource(s) you would like to see added.

Resources

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