WOKEshop Resources: the hard conversations

WOKEshop: an interactive experience designed to increase social consciousness

This interactive workshop is designed to invite participants challenge and explore notions of racism, bias, intersectionality, Whiteness and other topics surrounding contemporary race relations

Keep scrolling for additional resources to continue the discussion and thought on race relations specific to WOKEshop discussion.


8 Times the US Government Gave White People Handouts to Get Ahead

Atlanta Black Star, Tanasia Kenney, June 23, 2016

10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable

Everyday Feminism, Jon Greenberg, November 25, 2015

On Views of Race and Equality, Blacks and Whites are Worlds Apart

A research project conducted by Pew Research Center.

The Next Time Someone Says “All Lives Matter” Show Them These 5 Paragraphs

Splinter News, Kevin Roose, July 21, 2015

We're All a Little Biased, Even if We Don't Know It

New York Times, Emily Badger, October 5, 2016

Why Talk About Whiteness?

Teaching Tolerance, Emily Chiariello, Issue 53, Summer 2016


Do you write, tweet or post on these topics? Join the conversation! 



An immense curation of reading and resources shared by the African American Intellectual History Society.

7 Day Bias Cleanse

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity will send you 7 daily bias cleanses on race, LGBTQ, and gender phobia. The Look Different website has other great information as well!

Diversity and Social Justice Glossary

A glossary of working definitions published by the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Look Different Bias Quiz

Test your racial, gender and sexual orientation bias and learn what to do about it!

Project Implicit

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization that is using data to explore bias social cognition. You can test yourself for bias for free and learn more about the project by visiting their website. 


#RaceAnd: Arielle Newton on Race, Gender and Sexuality


#RaceAnd is a video series exploring the ways that race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color. Each video features a different artist, activist, or thinker, sharing their lived experience of how race intertwines with their other identities, and how that mix impacts their lives both personally and systemically.

Dear Latinx, Let's Check Our Privilege

I Am Not Your Negro, James Baldwin - Trailer


Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

The Urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw TedTalk


Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both.

The Whiteness Project

An online video project that explores individual relationship to whiteness and how it shapes their identities and views on race relations in the United States. 

Race Forward: What is Systemic Racism? 

An 8-part video series exploring systemic racism and how it plays out through the Wealth Gap, Employment, Housing Discrimination, Government Surveillance, Incarceration, Drug Arrests, Immigration Arrests, Infant Mortality.

'Reverse Racism' is a Giant Lie - Here's Why


"Because remember, in a society where white is seen as the default race, all history is white history." 

We All Have Racial Bias: Racism as A Spectrum with Mamoudou N'Diaye

White Like Me - SNL


In this short mockumentary, Eddie Murphy masquerades as a white man around New York City to explore existing racial inequalities. Aired December 15, 1984