Anti-Racism for Activists: a Bibliography

This is the beginning of a bibliography of anti-racist resources, particularly those that focus on dealing with racism and oppression in activist communities. Radical Reference members, please add to it, just keep your citations alphabetical and in the same style. Non Rad Reffies, e-mail me your suggestions.

Materials for People of Color

Articles | Books | Visual Media for White Allies



  • Harris, Cheryl. Whiteness as Property." Harvard Law Review, Vol. 106, No. 8, p. 1707, 1993. Accessed December 6, 2006.

  • Jensen, Robert. Saying Goodbye to My "Fargo" Accent. Dissident Voice: A Radical Newsletter in the Struggle for Peace and Social Justice, December 12, 2006. Accessed January 2, 2007.

  • Macintosh, Peggy. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," accessed December 6, 2006.
    "This essay is excerpted from Working Paper 189. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies" (1988), by Peggy McIntosh; available for $4.00 from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley MA 02181. The working paper contains a longer list of privileges. This excerpted essay is reprinted from the Winter 1990 issue of Independent School."

  • Perry, Jeffrey. "Hubert Harrison (1883-1927): Race Consciousness and the Struggle for Socialism," Socialism and Democracy, vol. 17, no. 2, Sept. 30, 2003. Accessible via ProQuest, doc.#817824491.
    An article that illustrates the uneasy history of race and the left, and the equally uneasy history of class and race identity.



Citations provided by Radical Reference volunteers and members of the Progressive Librarians Guild. Special thanks to Monika Antonelli for her numerous contributions.

Someone suggested adding

Someone suggested adding this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Why Identity Politics Distracts Us From Economic Inequalities," and I'm not sure if it's really an anti-racism resource. It ultimately has a "the only struggle is class struggle" point of view, but that dealing with race is better than nothing. It also calls Asians the "new Jews." What do others think? Does it belong on our anti-racism bibliography? If you need access to the article, let me know. (E-mail jenna @ stealthisemail . calm, but change "calm" to its homonym.)

I found

I found this.....

It's the march against racism. I will be going and was interested to know if anyone else was interested in going?

- Jessica
financial assistance for single mothers

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