Many individuals are finally looking at the impact of whiteness and racism in the United States. If you are white, you may be wondering, "What can I do?" The most important thing you can do is to educate yourself and understand your own role. As a white woman, here are a few resources I have found helpful:
Scene on Radio's Podcast: https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
The book "Freedom" by Jaiya John
The book "Is Everyone Really Equal?" by Sensoy and DiAngelo
These resources will teach you about terms like white privilege, white fragility, white guilt, cultural appropriation, systemic racism, and more. These can be hard terms to understand, grapple with, and apply in our own lives. After learning about these terms, many white individuals struggle with their own privilege and how to best conduct their lives. This is a topic that I am happy to address in therapy. I also work with bipoc clients to acknowledge systemic oppression and other societal injustices that impact quality of life and mental well-being.
If you would like to read more, here is a comprehensive list of resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/preview?pru=AAABcpNhpSg*jsAHGNB_8LGiPUpfA-LDXQ