Social Justice Resource Project



White is a free resource for antiracist education and activism; its editorial focus is analyzing and critically assessing racialized social privilege. It's published by the Monkeyfist Collective.

A public information page prepared by the Greenfield Community College library with links to Internet sites, articles, essays and other resources on white privilege and related topics.

Books, Book Chapters, and Journal Articles:

This book offers educational and psychological perspectives to inform practice and increase options in addressing conflict situations. The first part of the book helps the educator understand the reasons for resistance and ways to prevent it. The second part explains how educators motivate dominant groups to support social justice. This book is an excellent resource for group facilitators, counselors, trainers in classrooms and workshops, professors, teachers, higher education personnel, community educators, and other professionals involved with educating others about diversity and equity.

  • Goodman, D. (2001). Promoting diversity and social justice : educating people from privileged groups. Thousand Oaks, Calif, Sage Publications Inc.
  • Kimmel, M. and A. Ferber (2003). Privilege: A reader. Cambridge, MA, Westview Press.

In this new and timely anthology on the experience of privilege in America - as it relates to holding the identity of the dominant gender, class, race, and sexual preference-sociologists Michael Kimmel and Abby Ferber, along with a wide range of contributers, challenge students to think more critically about the myriad inequalities in society and especially to become more aware fo how dynamics that create inequality for some also benefit others. Designed to be used in both introductory sociology and race, gender, and class courses, this exciting volume asks that privilege-and students' own role in it-become more visible.

  • McIntosh, P. (2000). White privilege and Male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in Women's studies. Race, class, and gender: An anthology. M. L. Anderson and P. H. Collins. Belmont, CA, Wadsworth/Thomson Learning: 95-105. Available here at

Thinking through unacknowledged male privilege as a phenomenon, I realized that, since hierarchies in our society are interlocking, there are most likely a phenomenon of while privilege that was similarly denied and protected. As a white person, I realized I had been taught about racism as something that puts others at a disadvantage, but had been taught not to see on of its corollary aspects, white privilege, which puts me at an advantage....

  • Rothenberg, P. (2002). White privilege: Essential readings on the other side of racism. New York, Worth Publishers.

In White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Race, Rothenberg has compiled and reduced some very important and complex discussions on whiteness from a variety of social contexts. In White Privilege, whiteness is traced from it's multiple origins and entry points giving a basic understanding on how whiteness developed as a social construct, what whiteness has meant to numerous people, how various Others have become white, and how whiteness is navigated and construed by people of color.

  • Schlosser, L. Z. and W. E. Sedlacek (2003). Christian privilege and respect for religious diversity: Religious holidays on campus. About Campus. January-February: 31-32.