social justice links: racism
guidelines & intersectional issues * racism * sexism & feminism * classism & democratic socialism * mental health & ableism * other issues
("other issues" currently includes anti-liberalism, LGBTQ-antagonism, anti-polyamory, religious intolerance, and xenophobia)
See also organizations & causes, and social justice ads, and social justice memes

So... I've got pages for my thoughts on racism and sexism, and on each of those pages I had lists of links to articles or videos about those issues. But I finally decided to move those links to a page specifically for links. That saved space on the other pages, as well as giving me a place to include links about issues other than just racism and sexism. However, even that page started getting too long, so I eventually broke it up into a few separate pages for different social justice issues.

Please note, this is mostly just stuff I've seen shared on facebook or learned of elsewhere, starting in May 2014. As such, these links barely scratch the surface of the subjects they address. There is much more research you or I or anyone can do on these subjects, which is beyond the present scope and purpose of this page. (Also note that links I add to this page may include articles, videos, etc., which were made long before I first saw them.) Some of the links I share here will be negative (showing society's problems), others will be positive (showing ways society is changing for the better and/or offering advice on how to help change society and ourselves).

TW/CN: some of the sites linked to from this page will talk about traumatic issues. Also, some use problematic language, particularly ableist terms to describe bigoted or classist people or attitudes.


Many (maybe even all) of these links would fit aptly under multiple headings, but I do my best to try and decide which is the best category for each link. (It's often a close call.)

Activism / Allyship
“Allies,” the Time For Your Silence Has Expired
College student spends 7 hours a day answering questions from fellow townsfolk about racism
Concrete Ways to Be an Actual Ally to Black People
The Crystal Gems: Be An Ally (video) 4-30-21
Don’t Purge Your White Friends on Facebook: 8 Actions for Racially Aware White Folks Before Unfriending a Bigot
How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism
Questioning The Black Male Experience In America
Want To Help End Systemic Racism? First Step: Drop the White Guilt
Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement--Here’s What You’ve Missed
White America, It’s Time to Take a Knee

Black Lives Matter / All Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter (official website)
All Lives Matter (satirical video)
Decoded: 4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked (video)
Here’s What You’re Missing When You Object to the Black Lives Matter Protests
How To Compare #BlackLivesMatter to Actual Hate Groups (satirical video)
I've been reminded again that black lives don't matter. And I am exhausted.
The next time someone says ‘all lives matter,’ show them these 5 paragraphs
The Real Reason White People Say ‘All Lives Matter’
The smear of calling BLM protests 'violent' doesn't even come close to matching the reality
Stop using the attack on a mentally challenged white man in Chicago to promote a racist agenda against Black Lives Matter
Why the Appeal to “All Lives Matter” is Bunk
Why White America Demonizes the #BlackLivesMatter Movement — And Why That Must Change

Colorblindness
Colorblind Ideology Is a Form of Racism
The Crystal Gems: See Color (video)
If You 'Don't See Race,' You're Not Paying Attention
White Millennials are products of a failed lesson in colorblindness

Cultural Appropriation
They Pretend to Be Us While Pretending We Don't Exist
What’s Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm
Why Discussing Cultural Appropriation Isn’t Just Being Told What You ‘Can’t’ Do

Logical Fallacies & Other Problematic Beliefs/Practices
#NotRacists Be Like: The Top 10 Phrases Used by People Who Claim They Are Not Racist
4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears
6 Ways Well-Intentioned People Whitesplain Racism (And Why They Need to Stop)
7 Reasons Why Reverse Racism Doesn't Exist
13 Things White People Do When You Point Out Racism
18 Things People In Interracial Relationships Are Tired Of Hearing
28 Common Racist Attitudes and Behaviors
Affirmative Action and the Myth of Reverse Racism
Back to the Future of Racism (comic)
The Crystal Gems: Don't Deny It - Defy It (video)
Don't get what's wrong with blackface? Here's why it's so offensive.
The odd and alarming connection between racial biases and the perception of time.
Slurs: Who Can Say Them, When, and Why
The Stages of What Happens When There's Injustice Against Black People
Stop Asking People Of Color To Explain Racism–Pick Up One Of These Books Instead
Using the 'dictionary definition of racism' defense is a sure sign you don't understand racism.
When white friends don’t believe what blacks go through, they’re not friends
The White People Who Need “Proof of Racism”
Why Using the Dictionary Definition of Racism Just Doesn’t Work (comic)
Why We Never Talk About Black-on-Black Crime: An Answer to White America’s Most Pressing Question

Martin Luther King, Jr.
By the end of his life, Martin Luther King realized the validity of violence
The MLK That White People Like
MLK Would Never Shut Down a Freeway, and 6 Other Myths About the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

Police / Justice System
4 Reasons Why the US Police Force Is an Extension of Slavery and White Supremacy (That You Were Probably Never Taught)
5 Facts That Will Absolutely Infuriate You About Police and Racist Violence
5 Ways People Excuse Police Violence Against Black Youth – And What They’re Missing
The American Justice System Is Not Broken
Betty Shelby’s New Job Is Why Cops Won’t Stop Killing Black People
Black GOP Senator Talks About Being Pulled Over By Police 7 Times In One Year
The Daily Show: Bloomberg and The Legacy of Stop-and-Frisk (video)
Dashcam Footage Captures Police Tackling And Punching Indigenous Leader Over Expired License Plate
The harsh reality of being a black child in America, told in a 10-part comic. (comic)
Here's a list of the top 10 reasons why stop & frisk is worse than you think
I'm a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing
Mapping Police Violence
Police are Killing Native Americans at Higher Rate Than Any Race, and Nobody Is Talking About It
The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men (And how to reform our bigoted brains.)
US justice is built to humiliate and oppress black men. And it starts with the chokehold
What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son
What the Data Really Says About Police and Racial Bias
White men have killed 7 of 8 cops in U.S. this year

Racial Discrimination: From Microaggressions to Double Standards to Hate Crimes
6 Asian Women Have Been Murdered. (video)
Academia, Love Me Back
A black man's viral commentary on face masks shows why it's not an easy choice for everyone
Black Panther Is Neither Too Black Nor Too Militant
Black teens experience racial discrimination five times a day on average, study finds
Disney's black Ariel isn't just about diverse representation. It's also about undoing past wrongs.
Event hall cancels mixed-race couple’s wedding: ‘Our Christian beliefs don’t allow mixed weddings’
Florida Man Threatens Black Teens For Being In Front Of Their Own House Because They 'Don't Belong' In Neighborhood
I used to be a 911 dispatcher. I had to respond to racist calls every day.
I’m a Black Female Scientist. On My First Day of Work, a Colleague Threatened to Call the Cops on Me.
Indigenous Woman Livestreamed Nurses Cruelly Mocking Her Just Moments Before Her Death
Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series
It’s payback time for Toyota, other lenders who charged blacks, Asians and Latinos higher interest rates
The Media Treats White Drug Users Like Angels Who Lost Their Way and Treats Black Drug Users Like Demons Who Must Be Returned to Hell
Outcry Over Oregon Standoff Verdict: White Militants Acquitted While Native Protesters Maced, Beaten
People who were told to 'go back to their country' share their experiences with the racist phrase
Racist Twitter clutches its pearls because Old Navy tweeted an interracial family
Racist White Woman Tells Latino He Is A Rapist And Drug-Dealer In Appalling New Twitter Video
Stabbing of Asian-American 2-Year-Old and Her Family Was a Virus-Fueled Hate Crime
This Priest Called The Cops On A Black Family Funeral And Told Them To ‘Get The Hell Out’ Of His Church
Two creeps left this racist note to a Latina waitress instead of a tip
Two Lawyers Walk into a Bar. And Get Kicked Out for Being Black.
‘Unwanted subject’: What led a Kirkland yogurt shop to call police on a black man
Watch: Victims of African Terrorism Matter, Too (w/video)
White Motel Manager Poured Acid In Water While Blacks Swam In Pool In 1964
Woman in Air Force uniform confronted outside Starbucks for speaking Spanish: ‘You don’t represent America’

Slavery & Its Lasting Effects, and Other History Lessons
A 14-year-old girl disproves a college professor's published theory on racism ... by Googling it.
The 1619 Project
A Concise History Of Black-White Relations In The United States (comic)
How can we win? Kimberley Latrice Jones (video)
How Italians Became 'White'
I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.
A lot of white people were shocked to learn about the bombing of Tulsa from HBO's "Watchmen" while most black people are familiar with the bombing of Black Wall Street.
The Murderous Scam White Elites Have Perpetrated on Blacks and Whites for at Least 4 Centuries
Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party
Ta-Nehisi Coates gave a masterful rebuttal to Mitch McConnell's anti-reparations rant. (w/video)
Teacher's Slavery Decoration For Black History Month Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons
To the Guy Flying a Confederate Flag in New England
‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ by Frederick Douglass

Systemic Racism / White Supremacy
Alt-White: On How White People Use Language to Deny the Existence of White Supremacy
Beware of the So-Called "Woke" Allies
The Biggest Myths of White Supremacy (video)
Black Poverty Is Rooted in Real-Estate Exploitation
Black Space, White Blindness
Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle Can’t Tell Me Shit About White Supremacy
‘Calling the Police’ Is White People’s AppleCare for Black People
Controlling the Narrative: A Case Study within Baltimore
The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying
Decoded: Why is the 1% So White? (video)
'Everything is racist these days' because white supremacy is as American as apple pie
The Explicit Embrace of Racism Is Next
How liberal attacks on Antifa uphold white supremacy
How many Ahmaud Arberys is it going to take, America?
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time (video)
It's Not About Race!
It’s Time to Attack White Nationalism for the Terror Group It Is
Loving White People Won't Fix Racism
Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror (website)
Medgar Evers' life and death reminds us how recent blatant, violent racism is in America
Occam's Racist
Sometimes I Wish the Obamas Wouldn’t ‘Go High’
The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy
Systemic Racism Explained (video)
Voter Suppression Is Warping Democracy
White America's Greatest Delusion: "They Do Not Know It and They Do Not Want to Know It"
White Panic, White Denial: The Racial Prehistory of the McKinney Pool Party that White America Can’t Let Go
Why Catholics Should Be Aware of (and Denounce) the White Supremacist Ideology of the Alt-Right

Teaching Our Kids
4 Things We Should All Teach Kids About Racism Right Now
5 ways to talk to your kids about race that can help make the future brighter.
5 ways to teach your kids about race without making them feel hopeless.
Are We Raising Racists?
The Crystal Gems: Tell the Whole Story (video)
Two sets of white girls were given black dolls and reacted oppositely. Here's why.
You can't ignore racism and raise anti-racist children. You have to tackle it head-on

White Fragility
America’s white fragility complex: Why white people get so defensive about their privilege
Have you heard of 'white fragility'? Here's a fake PSA to hilariously explain it. (satirical video)
A Sociologist Examines the "White Fragility" That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

White Privilege
7 Ways Not to React When Asked to Check Your Privilege
10 things black people fear that white people simply don't
Colin Kaepernick Was Right About Us
Everything You've Been Told About Botham Jean is Wrong
How I Discovered I Am White
How 'Privilege' Became a Provocation
I, Racist
Things a black kid is often taught not to do that his white friends can are heartbreaking. (w/video)
The Ultimate White Privilege Statistics & Data Post
The Unequal Opportunity Race (video)
What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege
What riding my bike has taught me about white privilege


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