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The resources on this page were collected between October 2011 and March 2012 in conjunction with CSWAC's blog series on Occupy Wall Street and White Privilege. Some resources are links to other web sites and blogs, and some are PDF files that were circulated by email during that time period.


Resources produced by white allies in local occupations



White Privilege – Terms and Resources
Prepared for the Occupy Detroit Sensitivity and Racial Inclusion Workgroup



Racism Divides the 99%
Tips for White People to Challenge Racism at Occupy Detroit
Based on the work by Occupy Seattle & Joel Olsen’s Whiteness & the 99%


New York - Wall Street

An Open Letter From Two White Men to #OCCUPYWALLSTREET


New York - Wall Street

Anti-Racism Allies OWS Group – Points of Unity


New York - Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street and white privilege (4-part series)


New York - Wall Street

Talking About Racism Is Too Divisive?


New York - Wall Street

Whose Occupy?



To Occupy Activists With Race/Class Privilege Planning to Occupy Abandoned Buildings/Vacant Lots in Residential Neighborhoods

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What Does Healing Look Like?
To all the white people talking about unity in the Occupy movement



Tips for White People to Challenge Racism at Occupy Seattle




Produced by white allies for the Occupy movement at large


Occupy Opportunities for Collective Liberation - Catalyst Project’s Anti-Racist Organizing Strategy


Whiteness and the 99%, by Joel Olson


Occupation: Liberation—
Building Sustainable Resistance Movements
Reflections by the anti-imperialist collective Resistance in Brooklyn (RnB)


We are the 99%


We are the 99% (Spanish)
[link no longer available as of 10/7/15]


5 Tips for White Allies in the Occupy Movement




Other Occupy-themed resource collections


[link no longer goes to Occupy resources page]


Catalyzing Liberation Toolkit: Anti-Racist Organizing to Build the 99% Movement
[link no longer available as of 10/7/15]


Showing Up for Racial Justice - Occupy Resources
[link no longer available as of 10/7/15]




General resources for white allies


Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies


Tools for White Guys who are Working for Social Change … and other people socialized in a society based on domination


Lessons From The Single-Payer State

An example of effective multiracial anti-racist organizing




Critical views regarding people of color and the Occupy movement


Dear OWS: Welcome to Our World
Police brutality experienced by the movement is nothing new in the black community


How Occupy Wall Street Co-Opted The Million Hoodie March


Occupying Process, Processing Occupy: Spokes Council Musings by One POC


Private Danny Chen, and why I will never again reach out to OWS about something that matters to me


Making Room for Racial Justice in the People Power Exploding Around Us


Seven Occupy Wall Street Racial Justice Roadblocks
[link no longer available as of 10/7/15]


Brown Power at Occupy Wall Street! 9/29/11


SO REAL IT HURTS: Notes on Occupy Wall Street


Occupy Wall Street's Race Problem


Black History Month--do or Die? Wall Street and American Slavery, Then and Now


Occupiers Have to Convince the Other 99 Percent
The occupation movement’s greatest challenge will be overcoming the deep distrust of white liberals by the poor and the working class, especially people of color.




Critical views by people of color:
Recent history, now being repeated



Where Was the Color in Seattle? Looking for reasons why the Great Battle was so white



An Open Letter To Activists Concerning Racism In The Anti-War Movement

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