Church of England Diocese of London St. Luke, Upper Holloway

White Allyship Resources

3 Jun 2020, 4 p.m.
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The Collective Liberation Project


6 ways to engage in Anti- Racist Practise

1) Learn about the history of racism, colonialism, whiteness and intersectionality

→ Take responsibility for your own continued learning. Do not expect Black/Brown people to educate you. There are many resources available on these topics including books and documentaries.

2) Listen to Black & Brown people’s experiences of racism

→ Listen attentively to people of colour when they talk about racism. They are the experts.

→ Do not interrupt, play devil's advocate, get defensive or compare their experiences to your life. This is hurtful.

→ Acknowledge that you do not have the same lived experience.

→ Take the initiative to research your questions and queries.

3) Work with white people in your community

→ Every day aim to challenge ignorant comments amongst your family and friends.

→ Use your privilege to interrupt racism when you see it happening.

→ Instigate conversations about racism with your peers and strategize about what you can do to dismantle it.

4) Assume racism is affecting everything, all the time.

→ Notice which people are in positions of power in your office/ school/ organisation.

→ Who is present and who is missing? Which voices dominate decision making? How are people treated differently?

→ Support the just redistribution of power in the spaces you access.

5) Respect Black and Brown Spaces

→ These safe spaces are needed for people of colour to heal emotionally and mentally. They are not a personal attack on you. Please respect their autonomy and encourage other white people to do the same.

6) Find ways to express your feelings safely (Affinity Group)

→ Racism and systems of oppression affect everyone emotionally, albeit in different ways.

→ Release your emotions! Peer counselling, meditation, dance and movement can be great ways to release complex emotions about these issues.

→ If you are white, express your feelings to other white people you feel safe with, ideally in an affinity group. This is a space for people of a shared identity to support each other educationally and emotionally. It’s a great format in which to develop anti racist practise.


Resources

Anti-racism organisations with Educational Resources

• www.raceequitytools.org

• www.showingupforracialjustice.org

• www.collectiveliberation.org

• www.whiteawake.org


Books

• Mike Davis, ‘Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the making of the Third World’

• John Newsinger, ‘The Blood Never Dried: A People’s History of the British Empire’

• Reni Eddo-Lodge, ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’

• David Olusooga, ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’

• Michelle Alexander, ‘The New Jim Crow’

• Paul Kivel, ‘Uprooting Racism’

• Nell Irvin Painter, ‘The History of White People’

• Noel Ignatiev, ‘How the Irish became White’

• Dr Joy DeGruy, ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome’ * (She has lectures on Youtube)

• Rae Johnson, ‘Embodied Social Justice’ *

• Ta-Nehisi Coates, ‘Between The World and Me’


PDFs

• http://criticallegalthinking.com/2017/10/31/britain-empire-never/ [British colonialism]

• http://nationalseedproject.org/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack

• www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/whiteaffinitygroup.pdf


Documentary/ Film

• Black and British: A Forgotten History *BBC iPlayer*

• Generation Revolution (2016)

• The Hard Stop (2015)

• The 13th (2016) *Netflix*

• The House I Live In (2012) *Netflix*

• The Colour of Fear (1994)


Training & Consultancy:

www.thecollectiveliberationproject.com ; [email protected]