Anti-Racist Appalachia Reading List

This collection of resources is a project of Anti-Racist Appalachia, a grassroots collective of anti-colonial and anti-racist activists organizing in Central Appalachia. This reading list aims to put together works which challenge white supremacy and settler colonialism in Appalachia, or which help provide a basis on which to build solidarity work. This reading list is a work in progress. If you any … Continue reading Anti-Racist Appalachia Reading List

Book Review: Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically

Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically can be ordered directly from the publisher at Left Wing Books, or from AK Press and Amazon On October 20, 1981 David Gilbert was arrested for his participation in an ill-fated expropriation of a Brink's truck to fund the revolutionary activities of the Black Liberation Army. In his … Continue reading Book Review: Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically

Shame, guilt, or the preservation of white pride in anti-racist strategy

In every anti-racism training or workshop I've participated in, whether it was led by a liberal or more radically inclined teacher, there's a certain political conclusion that masquerades as common sense. At some point, the facilitator will reassure the whites in the room, letting them know that even though their lives are based on the … Continue reading Shame, guilt, or the preservation of white pride in anti-racist strategy