The global uprisings of the summer of 2020 against racial injustices and anti-Black racism have prompted urgent discussions among our family, friends, and co-workers. The focus of these important conversations has been centred around systemic racism and how non-Black people and non-People of Colour can strengthen their allyship with Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC).
One of the first steps in addressing systemic racism is understanding that allyship is the ongoing task of learning how to support BIPOCs. These anti-racism resource cards are intended be introductory resources and are most effective when read together. For example, it will be difficult to have a grasp of what anti-Black racism is without understanding what white privilege is. We have created these cards to offer resources for learning as we engage in productive conversations towards our own role in dismantling racism.
Please feel free to share these resources with your family, friends, and co-workers.
- University of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Reading List
- A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources
- Resources for Ending Anti-Black Racism
- “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
- Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre - White Privilege
- Racial Equity Resource Guide
- Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre - Anti-Racism Defined
- “Anti-racism requires more than passive sympathy” – Joshua Virasami
- Statement – Anti-Black Racism in Canada: time to face the truth, Canadian Human Rights Commission
- Black Health Alliance
- Centennial College, Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion
- City of Toronto statement on Anti-Black Racism
- “Toronto Board of Health declares anti-Black racism a public health crisis”
- “Imagining a Better Future: An Introduction to Teaching Learning about Settler Colonialism in Canada”
- “What is intersectionality? Let these scholars explain the theory and its history”
- “What is intersectionality? All of who I am”
- “Beyond Allyship” by the Rochester Racial Justice Toolkit
- “5 tips for being an ally” by Franchesca Ramsay aka Chescaleigh
- “How to Respond to Microaggressions”
- “A guide to Bystander Intervention Without Calling the Cops”
- “Bystander Intervention Tips and Strategies"