Resources: Race, Class, Gender, and Other Identities

What is Intersectionality?

VIDEO: Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, the academic who coined the term ‘intersectionality’ and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum – gives a keynote on the unique challenges facing women and girls of colour when it comes to the struggle for gender equality, racial justice and wellbeing.

Intersectionality and the Impact of White Supremacy “I cannot separate my gender from my race from my sexual orientation. If in that moment I’m speaking out about gender, then I’m also in some way speaking out about race and about feminism.”

Class and Race

Redneck Revolt Builds Anti-Racist, Anti-Capitalist Movement with Working Class Whites –  Really interesting article on Redneck Revolt which “recruits predominantly poor and working class white people away from reactionary politics. The organization advances an analysis of their class condition and white supremacy’s role in upholding the wealth and privilege of a small, white elite.”

Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling

How Poverty Breeds Racism in White Minds – from the author of Racism in Kansas City: A Short History

The Intersection of White Privilege and Class: “So when that feminist told me I had “white privilege,” I told her that my white skin didn’t do s–t to prevent me from experiencing poverty. Then… she directed me to Peggy McIntosh’s now-famous 1988 piece “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

White Feminism and Racism

Working with White Women is the Bane of My Existence – Getting real: “White women’s racism will cut you in the dark and then ask you why you’re bleeding.”

Why We Need To Talk About White FeminismAudreLordeSingleIssue

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter: Why White Women Remain One of Racism’s Most Slept On Weapons – “The accusatory white woman who incited lynch mobs and genital mutilation is not extinct….”

A Mother’s White Privilege:  “To admit white privilege is to admit a stake, however small, in ongoing injustice. It’s…frightening and uncomfortable. It leads to hard questions of conscience may of us aren’t prepared to face.”

The Radical Uses of Anger: All White Women Aren’t the Enemy, but White Supremacy Always Is

White Women and the 2016 Presidential Elections – several great articles.

Indigenous People and Standing Rock

Allyship & Solidarity Guidelines, as well as a video and other helpful articles and info

TED talk that gives a brief history of the treatment of Native peoples, specifically those on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Bearing Witness – This gives a description of how, with the extraction boom in ND in the past decade, “man camps” that are popping up increase rates of violence against Native women (this was a hot topic of discussion when I was up in ND).

How to talk about the #noDAPL movement – from an Indigenous perspective (focus on violence against native peoples, not climate change).

Different Racial Identities

Photo- Rae Louise Breaux

Photo- Rae Louise Breaux

Ending Anti-Blackness Needs to Be a Top Priority for Asian Americans – Here’s Why “…non-Black people of color rarely address the question of how the abolition of white supremacy can never be realized if rampant anti-Blackness among non-Black people goes unchecked…”

So your friend dressed up as an Indian. Now what? – Great article with specific conversation suggestions on how to engage.


2016 Round Table: Islam: Living Faith Under Fire – Great reflections and resources on combatting Islamophobia

Dear non-Muslim allies, here’s how you can help -“I am writing this in response to a non-Muslim friend’s question about what she can do. Because there is much that can be done in solidarity..”

Reflections on Islamophobia and the Orlando Pulse shooting