Exploring White identities

Here we explore the identifications that determine our governmental, economic and social outcomes.

* This concept remains under construction as we continue to add resources and tools to the field guide. If you have a link or tool to share, please email us at research@upwithcommunity.org and we’ll check it out.

Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

A podcast episode about policies rooted in centering and maintaining the power of whiteness, are shortening the lives of the white Americans who vote for them.

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

Building White Resiliency

Craig White defines ‘white resiliency’ as the flip side of white fragility: the ability to recognize, talk about and respond to racism for people who carry a racially privileged identity. This one-page guide explains white resiliency, clarifies its importance and offers ways for white people to expand their resiliency.

Craig White of Craig White Consulting

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Access to resources that may help transform your social justice habits, such as dealing with issues of power, privilege, and leadership.

Debby Irving

Ally Bill of Responsibilities

Learn and share what it means and what it takes to be an ally in the face of cultural differences with this displayable poster.

Dr. Lynn Gehl

Waking Up White

Learn about Debby Irving’s struggle to understand racism and racial tensions. Maybe you’ll even explore your own racialized ideas.

Debby Irving

The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter Framing

Dissect the depth of unconscious racism in the white community through this summary.

Joe R. Feagin

Guidelines for Being a Strong White Ally

Explore some basic ways white people can be a strong(er) ally to people of color.

Racial Equity Tools

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups

Explore how to recognize whiteness and white privilege, identify and interrupt our internalized dominance, and collectively develop strategies for liberation and change.

Dr. Craig Elliott

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality.

Robin DiAngelo


Giving thanks: We share these resources in gratitude to all of our teachers and with appreciation for the value they have brought us. The field guide is a living resource that we are consistently adding to. We receive no payment or kickbacks for sharing. Access and use of these resources should be done at one’s own discretion. If you see a resource you like, we encourage you to reach out to the author.

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