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2001
Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

Describing traits of white supremacy culture that become embedded into institutions and organizations and the antidotes to dismantle them. Examples of traits that appear often in nonprofit: “A sense of urgency,” “Quantity over quality,” “Paternalism,” and “Power-Hoarding.”

Describing traits of white supremacy culture that become embedded into institutions and organizations and the antidotes to dismantle them. Examples of traits that appear often in nonprofit: “A sense of urgency,” “Quantity over quality,” “Paternalism,” and “Power-Hoarding.”

Book
2014
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah

[Fiction] A powerful, tender story of race and identity. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, (more…)

[Fiction] A powerful, tender story of race and identity.
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion-for each other and for their homeland.

Website

Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA)

AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. We work as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community based projects through education, training, and planning. We base our work on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.

AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. We work as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community based projects through education, training, and planning. We base our work on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.

Book
2015
Ta Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of �race,� a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men-bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and (more…)

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of �race,� a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men-bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Webinar/Podcast
April 2, 2020
SpeakOut

Challenging White Supremacy Through Rest

In the midst of this global pause, we are presented with the opportunity to unpack our work culture, which is deeply rooted in white supremacist work values. By unpacking these values we hope to create new, human centered pathways of being. Presented by SHIFT. (Run time 58:25)

In the midst of this global pause, we are presented with the opportunity to unpack our work culture, which is deeply rooted in white supremacist work values. By unpacking these values we hope to create new, human centered pathways of being. Presented by SHIFT. (Run time 58:25)

Article
Nov 13, 2019
Medium

Don’t Be an Ally, Be an Accomplice

Making the case that those who want to move from “allies” to “accomplices” need to have a larger stake in the game to disrupt the status quo, and that it might cost you somehing.

Making the case that those who want to move from “allies” to “accomplices” need to have a larger stake in the game to disrupt the status quo, and that it might cost you somehing.