Saturday, 13 October 2018

Syllabus For Whites Alternate Locations

The "Syllabus for Whites" document been removed from the google documents location it was stored at since 2016.

I've found another couple of locations for it, however, if you prefer to locate this document yourself and look up its proper name/title on a google search, you'll also find it in several more web locations.

The proper title for the document if you are searching:

Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves

Another location (will open a pdf page/link):

On Trello site: Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves 

From the above link, a download is possible, so feel free to download and store a copy of this document in case the web page gets altered or the document is moved or removed.

Another location:

Beck and Bre: Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves

I'm still going through reading/material suggestions from this 2016 document.

A short explanation in case some readers don't know about this document or why the author created it and asked "Whites" to educate themselves...

The document is basically a response to the American Presidential Election results of November 2016...

In November 2016, Donald Trump was voted in as President of The United States of America. The base of Trump's supporters are "the dominant" in US/American society, privileged white persons. This was known in 2016 during the election and, according to current stats in 2018, it is still true that Trump's main supporters are privileged white persons.

The author of the "syllabus" document created a list of reading materials for people to read and understand which may educate people on topics of oppression, harms of white supremacy, the ways in which whites have oppressed non-whites and the harms this has caused not only to people but to society/social structures, in general. There are articles on how to be an ally, how to recognize oppression, racism, etc., and so much more... because, frankly, it seems supporters of certain white politicians may be following leaders and approving policies that will bring about repeats of history - a long North American history of oppression of non-whites, women, minorities and vulnerable populations.

NOTE: the full intent of the document, I'm sure is not solely about white Trump supporters needing to educate themselves - the US 2018 election was just sort of the straw that broke the camel's back... In the document and suggested reading list, there are definite Trump-specific topics, however, I don't even live in the USA and by reading some of these articles, I've been learning about how to deal with oppression, how to recognize certain nefarious and covert types of racism, sexism, oppressions and other "isms" that are harmful not only to those oppressed but also to those doing the oppressing.

If you think racism, sexism and other oppression situations are wrong but you don't know where to start learning about these topics, use one of the links above to go check out this document and start working your way through the reading list.

I've reviewed a few of the early articles in the list via my blog, but am by no means finished with learning from this document/list.

Feel free to comment if you read a particular article or have some insights on the topics after reading from the list. I'd love to hear what these titles/materials mean to others.

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