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Famous Anti-Racist Whites

Jeffery Mingo
The list author says: "Big ups to Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Wilma Mankiller, Cesar Chavez,and all 'em! This list is to designed to salute anti-racist whites. I'm not sure all of these people would meet the smell test now. However, in their context, they did help people of color in some way."
American Experience - Eleanor Roosevelt
American Experience - Eleanor Roosevelt
"First Lady Roosevelt epitomizes this list.  She helped numerous Black people when it was easy for whites to turn their backs on them.  That's my girl!"
American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
"Lincoln freed the slaves, as they say.  Also, historians have deemed him the best president the country has ever had."
Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans)
Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans)
"Even President Lincoln joked that Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" may have started the Civil War...and helped to end slavery."
William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
"William Lloyd Garrison was one of the most famous abolitionists."
We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney, and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississippi
We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney, and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississippi
"Goodman and Schwerner were two white men who gave their lives to get the vote for Blacks in Mississippi."
George Clooney 2010 Wall Calendar #RS4606
George Clooney 2010 Wall Calendar #RS4606
"George Clooney has worked to help the bruthas and sistas in Darfur and Haiti."
American Experience: John Brown's Holy War
American Experience: John Brown's Holy War
"John Brown may not have been mentally stable, but he did end up dying trying to support abolition."
A Lawyer's Journey: The Morris Dees Story (ABA Biography Series)
A Lawyer's Journey: The Morris Dees Story (ABA Biography Series)
"Morris Dees leads a non-profit designed to fight the Klan and combat its ideas."
Yves Saint Laurent - His Life and Times/5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris
Yves Saint Laurent - His Life and Times/5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris
"Yves Saint Laurent was the first, or one of the first, major designers to use Black models on his runway."
Leper Priest of Molokai: The Father Damien Story
Leper Priest of Molokai: The Father Damien Story
"Father Damien ministered to lepers in Hawaii and Hawaiians asked that part of his body be exhumed and buried in the islands."
Einstein on Race and Racism
Einstein on Race and Racism
"Part of Einstein's brilliance was that he spoke up for civil rights on numerous occasions."
A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906
A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906
"At a time when African art was belittled as "primitive" and "childlike," Picasso praised African art and valued its abstractness."
Brando Unzipped: Marlon Brando:  Bad Boy, Megastar, Sexual Outlaw
Brando Unzipped: Marlon Brando: Bad Boy, Megastar, Sexual Outlaw
"Marlon Brando supported civil rights movements in the 1960s.  He married and had sex with many women of color."
Madonna - Video Collection 1993-99
Madonna - Video Collection 1993-99
"Say what you want about some Madonna, but she works with and sleeps with men and women of color all the time.  In her brother's book, he criticizes her about a lot, but says her staunch anti-racism is legitimate and laudable."
Biography: Angelina Jolie
Biography: Angelina Jolie
"Miss Jolie can be read as a person of color, given her Iroquois ancestry.  Still, she has adopted many children of color and supports underdeveloped nations.  She may be flamboyant, but her politics are very legit.  I wish she had been more pro-Obama in 2008, however."
Body Heat 2006 Calendar
Body Heat 2006 Calendar
"Don't believe that myth that the gay community has no racism!  If I got a dollar for every time some gay man shouted with glee about how he is not attracted to black or Asian men, I'd be able to compete with Gates and Buffett.  K. Bjorn has had men of all colors in his porn.  He has been outspoken that race plays no role in beauty."
Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography
Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography
"It's not about all the Afro-LatinOs with whom he slept.  He painted anti-apartheid art.  He worked with Black artists like Bill T. Jones.  He said he strongly identified with people of color and their struggles."
Franz Boas: The Early Years, 1858-1906
Franz Boas: The Early Years, 1858-1906
"A father of anthropology, Franz Boas spoke against the idea that race influences intelligence.  He was also a mentor to Zora Neal Hurston."
Stupid White Men: ...And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
Stupid White Men: ...And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
"Michael Moore's leftwing message has an anti-racist undertone to it."
The Sundance Kid: A Biography of Robert Redford
The Sundance Kid: A Biography of Robert Redford
"I'm blurry on the details, but Robert Redford put money into helping Native American filmmakers or helped them at Sundance, or something."
Clint Eastwood American Icon Collection (Play Misty for Me / The Eiger Sanction / Coogan's Bluff / The Beguiled)
Clint Eastwood American Icon Collection (Play Misty for Me / The Eiger Sanction / Coogan's Bluff / The Beguiled)
"I don't care for his Republicanism or womanizing, but the NAACP once gave Clint Eastwood an award for his diverse hiring in films."
Marie Antoinette - Scapegoat Queen
Marie Antoinette - Scapegoat Queen
"Put "eating cake" to the side.  The Queen supported Saint-Georges when other French did not want a biracial man to head the Opera of Paris."
Martin Van Buren: Our Eighth President (Presidents of the U.S.a.)
Martin Van Buren: Our Eighth President (Presidents of the U.S.a.)
"I only saw the first 5 minutes of "Amistad," but if I heard correctly, this US president went to court to fight to let the boat of Africans go back to the Motherland."
Race Course: Against White Supremacy
Race Course: Against White Supremacy
"Palin and McCain failed at demonizing him.  Ayers, his wife, and his brother are MENSA smart and dedicated anti-racists.  I met him once and he's a real nice guy."
I Am Spock
I Am Spock
"Nimoy refused to work on "Star Trek: The Animated Series" unless Nichols and Takei were hired.  At first, Hanna-Barbera was just going to hire the white actors."
Actually
Actually
"PSB are haggis who love them some BBQ ribs and burritos, if you know what I mean.  Still, their videos, albums, and concerts always include people of color.  They are very committed to multiculturalism."
GQ, December 2008 Issue
GQ, December 2008 Issue
"Whereas Sports Illustrated would only put Tyra Banks on the swimsuit edition cover if she were standing next to a white blonde, GQ was not afraid to give her a cover all to herself."
William Wilberforce: A Biography
William Wilberforce: A Biography
"This dude, with his pronounced chin dimple, was a famous abolitionist."
Bono: Big Daddy
Bono: Big Daddy
"Bono promotes loan forgiveness to undeveloped countries and this could help many Black people."
Blonde on Blonde
Blonde on Blonde
"Bob Dylan performed at the 1963 Civil Rights March."
NEU SEX
NEU SEX
"Many top porn chicks, like Jenna Jameson or Tera Patrick, refuse to have sex with Black men on camera.  I read online that Sasha said she welcomes men (and probably women) of all races to do porn with her."
Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit
Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit
"Walter Reuther was a union supporter that played a big role in the 1963 Civil Rights March."
Selected Writings Of Jean Genet (Ecco Companions)
Selected Writings Of Jean Genet (Ecco Companions)
"This French, gay playwright and author supported the Black Panthers and the PLO."
Gauguin's Intimate Journals (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
Gauguin's Intimate Journals (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
"I'm not happy that he may have spread an STD to a whole bunch of women of all races.  However, two movies and an online source say Gauguin sided with Tahitians in opposition to French corruption on the island."
John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
"The dude who wrote "Amazing Grace" was a slave trader who became an abolitionist."
Filming With Attenborough: The Making of Cry Freedom
Filming With Attenborough: The Making of Cry Freedom
"Donald Woods is the anti-apartheid white dude who befriended activist Steven Biko.  He was played by Kevin Kline in "Cry Freedom.""
Leger Felicite Sonthonax: The Lost Sentinel of the Republic
Leger Felicite Sonthonax: The Lost Sentinel of the Republic
"Leger-Felicite Sonthonax was a French abolitionist who helped with the Haitian Revolution.  Louverture feared his power and sent him back to France.  I could be cloudy about some of the facts here."
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