Right now, I know a lot of my fellow wanting-to-be-better-anti-racist white people are going through a period of self education. I can’t speak for people of color, but I can at least make a list of resources that are written by people of color that are specifically helpful to white Americans looking to improve their anti-racism knowledge.
To keep it brief, here are five of the most useful resources I’ve found:
This article intended for new white allies, written by Ijeoma Oluo, is full of snark and humor, while being informative. It gives a brief recent history of systemic racism, and includes tips on what to do next, as well as what not to do (and let’s be honest, a lot of us are very concerned about what not to do).
An Odyssey Online article by Ashley Malafronte. This is the thing to read if you’re looking for fast, simple rules that you can learn and use right now.
This resource is about allyship to marginalized communities in general, not just being an ally to the Black community, but the advice still applies.
Black Futures Lab is an American organization that educates about policies that hurt Black Americans, and aims to change those policies.
This article is literally what the title says. A list of petitions related to BLM issues, with links to each petition to make it easy.