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Anti-Racism Resources: White Privilege and White Supremacy

This guide provides resources on anti-racism. It was developed in consultation with NSCC's Office of Human Rights and Equity Services.

White Privilege and White Supremacy

What is White Privilege?

The unquestioned and unearned set of advantages, entitlements, benefits and choices bestowed upon people solely because they are white. White people who experience such privilege usually do so without being conscious of it.

Examples:

  • I can walk around a department  store without being followed
  • I can come to a meeting late and not  have my lateness attributed to my race
  • I can turn on the television  or look to the front page and see people of my ethnic and racial  background represented

(Racial Equity Resource Guide).

Websites

Books

Videos

The Root. (2018, August 18). How white privilege works: Unpack that [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/4I84jxCNsmo

What is White Supremacy?

The idea that white people and their ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions are superior to those of People of Color.

White supremacy is  present in our institutional and cultural assumptions that assign value, morality, goodness, and humanity to the white group while casting people and communities of color as worthless (worth less), immoral, bad, and inhuman and "undeserving.

 (Dismantling Racism Works: Racism Defined)

Websites

Books

Video

Singh, L. (2021, January). Let’s call it what It Is, white supremacy: A little late with Lilly Singh [Video]. https://youtu.be/eHY_KXEWBUY

Lilly breaks in her new rant room to talk about Black Lives Matter protests, the U.S. Capitol riot and her hopes for love and light in 2021.