The purpose of this section is to provide resources for individual exploration of race, racial identity, and racial issues. Though this resource list is not extensive, we hope it helps give you a path and support as you move forward in your own personal work. The texts selected could also be used to engage in these topics with others. Resources to help with discussing race and race issues are provided under the "Discussing Race" section.
The following is a small selection of works that could be used as individual or group exploration around race, racism, and white identity and privilege in the United States. This is not a comprehensive list but begins discussions on history of race, racism, identity development, and anti-racism.
"The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science" -- Project Implicit
Courageous Conversations by Glenn Singleton
In this 20 minute video, Glenn Singleton of Pacific Educational Group, Inc, discusses why talking about race is important and how we begin to engage in these courageous conversations together, laying out 4 simple rules to have when coming to the conversation. While Singleton is focused in a classroom setting, these guidelines can be used in our daily lives as well.