Antiracist Activism for Teachers and Students/White Activists
White antiracist activists are white people who challenge racial oppression in society either by their participation in established social justice organizations or through individual efforts, or both. There are white people working for racial justice in all parts of the U.S. and the world but relatively few are well known by the general public or within the academic community. Some white antiracists in the U.S. have national prominence such as Morris Dees, Anne Braden, and Tim Wise. But there are many other white people who use their white privilege to challenge racial oppression at the individual or institutional level in cities and states across the nation. Included below are the names of some who live and work in western Massachusetts, specifically in the area known as the Pioneer Valley.
- Derman-Sparks. L. and Ramsey, P. G. (2006). What if all the children are white? Anti-bias multicultural education with young children and families. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Tatum, B. D. (1994). Teaching white students about racism: The search for white allies and the restoration of hope. Teachers College Record, 95(4), 462-476.
- Thompson, B. (2001). A promise and a way of life: White antiracist activism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.