I wrote this in the summer of 2020. Seems appropriate to revisit.

In the wake of the modern -day lynching of Ahmaud Arbery in February which resulted in an arrest of the perpetrators this week, only after video footage of the murder went viral, I want to add my voice to the fight against systemic racism in our country but I am at a loss as to what I, as a white (passing) person, can say or do.

So, I write this post as an attempt to amplify and center the works and voices People of Color. This is similar to this excellent post: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234 by Corrine Shutack on Medium.


I Bring the Voices of My People, by Chanequa Walker- Barnes

Too Heavy a Yoke, by Chanequa Walker- Barnes

Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places, by Kaitlin Curtice

Native: Identiy, Belonging, and Rediscovering God, by Kaitlin Curtice

Stand Your Ground, by Kelly Brown Douglas

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibraim X. Kendi

How to be Anti-Racist, by Ibraim X. Kendi

God of the Oppressed, by James Cone

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone

The Wretched of the Earth, by Frantz Fannon

Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Color of Compromise, by Jemar Tisby

An African and Latinx History of the United States, by Paul Ortiz

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar- Ortiz

A Black Woman’s History of the United States, by Daina Rainey Berry


Malcom X (Netflix)



Ghosts of Mississippi

Queen and Slim


Get Out


The Green Mile

The Green Book





Dear White People


Pass the Mic


Southern Poverty Law Center

Equal Justice Initiative Memorial and Museum

Black Lives Matter


The Trayvon Martin Foundation

Follow on Twitter:

Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Kaitlin Curice

Rebecca Nagle

Andre Henry

Jemar Tisby


Mark Charles

Soong- Chan Rah

Miguel de la Torre

Kelly Brown Douglas

Rev. William Barber

Austin Channing Brown

This is my list I’m working through for my own education, exposing my privilege and learning to be an ally.

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