Understanding Race & Privilege Syllabus

We helped my friend Phyllis (one-half of the viral Internet art duo LazyMom) put this syllabus together in an attempt to better educate ourselves and others on race and privilege. I have yet to go through all of these myself, but it’s a start.

A Google search screenshot of artist Kehinde Wiley’s works

Essays Looking Back On the 2016 Election

Trump Syllabus 2.0 (in-depth mock syllabus exploring deep historical and political roots leading to Trump’s success in the 2016 election)

Chaos of Facts


Jane Elliot’s Classroom Experiment to Illustrate Systemic Racism

Oprah visits a County Where No Black Person Had Lived for 75 years

Dr. Joy DeGruy’s lecture on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

The 13th  (a documentary on the prison industrial complex and how slavery has been re-designed)


Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

The Case for Reparations

The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood

Surveillance Self0Defense Against the Trump Administration


Black Picket Fences by Mary Patillo

Anything by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Undercommons by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten

The Notion of Difference to Emerging Womanist Ethics by Bell Hooks and Audrey Lorde (Read for free with JSTOR registration)

The History of White People (wiki)

The History of White People (PDF)

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