Living Wage Action Coalition

Anti-Oppression Resources

Oppression based on race, gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity, disabilities, and age is prevalent in our society, and affects the lives of students and workers everywhere. As campus activists, we must challenge ourselves to see that we all either benefit or are hurt by structures of oppression.

«Anti-Oppression Resources«

 

  

A short list of resources to help combat oppression in your campaign and every day life.

Websites and Organizations

  • The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond 
    Holds anti-racism trainings and organizing for community organizers 
    www.thepeoplesinstitute.org
  • The Challenging White Supremacy Workshop
    Anti-racist workshop based in San Francisco with a wealth of online materials and resources
    www.csworkshop.org
  • Colours of Resistance
    Grassroots network working to develop anti-racist, anti-imperialist, multiracial, feminist, queer and trans liberationist, anti-authoritarian politics in the movement against global capitalism
    colours.mahost.org
  • Resource Generation
    Works with young people with financial wealth to effect progressive social change through the creative, responsible and strategic use of financial and other resources and the strengthening of cross-class alliances
    www.resourcegeneration.org
  • Active Solidarity
    Provides and extensive on-line resource for those interested in opposing white supremacy and supporting liberations movements of color. The Active Solidarity Collective facilitates participatory workshops in anti-racism for predominately white social justice groups. Many resources linked from their website.
    www.activesolidarity.net
  • The Institute for Social Ecology
    Educational and activist organization based in Vermont which offers college level educational programs in many different subjects, such as; radical political theory, social activism, agriculture, philosophy, and radical education
    www.social-ecology.org

  • Student-Worker Solidarity
    Student-Worker Solidarity Organizing Kit- Chapter 4 of this guide, "How do we get started? - Inclusiveness and Group Dynamics," is an excellent overview of how issues of oppression relate to student organizing. Required reading for all campus activists! Published by the Service Worker Solidarity Campaign.

Books 

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying; A Study in Urban Revolution, Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin
Killing Rage: Ending Racism, bell hooks
My Gender Workbook, Kate Bornstein
Assata, Assata Shakur
De Colores Means All of Us, Elizabeth Betita Martinez
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the UFW
Sweatshop Warriors; Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory,
Mariam Ching Yoon
Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Feminist Theory, From Margin to Center, bell hooks
Race Traitor, edited by Noel Ignatiev
Getting by on the Minimum, The Lives of Working-Class Women, Jennifer Johnson
Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg
Occupied America, A History of Chicanos, Rodolfo Acuna
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Gloria Anzaldua and others
Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America/25th Anniv Ed, LeRone Bennet

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Helpful tip: Schedule an anti-racism training on your campus with your group and allies

 

Acuna

Rodolfo

Occupied America, A History of Chicanos

Allen

Theodore

Invention of the White Race I & II

Anzaldua

Gloria and others

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Aptheker

Herbert

Anti-Racism in U.S. History

Barndt

Joseph

Dismantling Racism: The Continuing Challenge to White America

Bell

Derrick

Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism

Bennet

LeRone

Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America/25th Anniv Ed

Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the US

Braden

Ann

The Wall Between

Brodkin

Karen

How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says about Race in America

Brown

Dee

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: The Indian history of the American West

Bullard

Robert

Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of color

Chisom Ronald & Michael Washington

 

Undoing Racism: A Philosophy of International Social Change

Churchill

Ward

A Little Matter of Genocide

Davis

Angela

Women, Race and Class

Louise Derman-Sparks

Carole Brunson Phillips, Asa G. Hillard III

Teaching/Learning anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach

Du Bois

WEB

The Souls of Black Folks

Ellison

Ralph

Invisible Man

Franklin

John Hope

From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans

Friero

Paulo

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Giddings

Paula

Where and When I Enter: the Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

Goodman

Diane J

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups

Gossett

Thomas

Race: The History of an Idea in America

Graham

Lawrence Otis

Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class

Hacker

Andrew

Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

Higgenbotham

Leon A. Jr.

In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process: The Colonial Period

Hitchcock

Jeff

Lifting the White Veil

Hooks

Bell

Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Hooks

Bell

Race, Gender and Cultural Politics

Hughes

Langston

The Ways of White Folks

Hurtado

Aido

The Color of Privilege

Ignatiev

Noel

How the Irish Became White

Institute of Medicine

 

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Jaimes

M. Annette

The State of Native American Genocide, Colonization and Resistance

Johnson

Allan G.

Privilege, Power and Difference

Jordan

Winthrop D.

The White Man's Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in America

Katz

Judith

White Awareness: A Handbook

Kinchelow

Joe L.

White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America

King

Dr. Martin Luther

Why We Can't Wait

Kivel

Paul

Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

Kochman

Thomas

Black and White Styles in Conflict

Kozol

Jonathan

Savage Inequalities: Children in American Schools

Lipsitz

George

The Possessive Investment of Whiteness: How White People Benefit from Identity Politics

Loewen

James

Lies my Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Lord

Audre

Sister Outsider

Lord

Audre

Zami

Lopez

Ian Haney

White by Law: The Legan Construction of Race

Malcolm X & Alex Haley

 

Autobiography of Malcom X

Mandela

Nelson

Long Walk to Freedom

Marable

Manning

The Crisis of Color and Democracy: Essays on Race, Class and Power

Martinez

Elizabeth

500 Years of Chicano History

Martinez

Elizabeth

De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Cultured Century

McIntosh

Peggy

"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" (available online at http://www.utoronto.ca/acc/events/peggy1.htm)

Montagu

Ashley

Man's Most Dangerous Myth:  The Fallacy of Race

Moore

Robert B.

Racism in the English Language

Oliver

Melvin L. & Thomas M. Shapiro

Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality

Robinson

Randall

The Debt: What America Owes to Black People

Root

Marla

Racially Mixed People in America

Segrest

Mab

Memoirs of a Race Traitor

Smith

Lillian

Killers of the Dream

Takaki

Ronald

A Different Mirror

Takaki

Ronald

Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th Century America

Takaki

Ronald

Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian  Americans

Tatum

Beverly

Why Are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

Terry

Robert W.

For Whites Only

Thompson

Becky

A Promise and A Way of Life: History of White Anti-Racist Activism

West

Cornel

Race Matters

Wolf

Eric R.

Europe and the People Without History

Wright

Richard

Black Boy

Wu

Frank

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White

Zinn

Howard

A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present

 

 


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