The resources below provide an introduction to content and material that you can use right away to learn more yourself, or to use in your class or community dialogs. These sources will lead you to other interesting sites and content as you move into action!
(SKILLS C & D) This project of Learning for Justice offers highly accessible snippets of civil rights and other race history to K-16 teachers and leaders of antiracist community groups. Learning for Justice was formerly known as Teaching Tolerance, the long-time education resource of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Podcast topics have included the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol, connecting slavery with the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, nonviolence and self-defense, Freedom Summer, Jim Crow, Slavery and the Indian Removal, and more. Free.
(SKILLS C, D, G, H, I) Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Stephen Henderson and Laura Weber Davis and produced by WDET in Detroit, Created Equal pulls apart the strings of inequality that run through the American experience and seeks to answer the question: How did we arrive at this moment in history? What does effective race talk sound like? Free.
(SKILLS A, C, D) A podcast by Wayne State University professor Kidada Williams presents historical pieces gathered from archival news stories, diaries, speeches and letters in a docudrama about how African Americans struggled during the post-Civil War period of Reconstruction to seize their own freedom. Partially free.
(SKILLS A, C, D, F, G) Jason Reynolds, award-winning Young Adult (YA) author of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, interviewed by Krista Tippet on June 25, 2020.
(SKILLS E, F, G) TED talk by Nigerian Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie makes the point that we need to be open to hearing the unexpected in people's stories if we want to move beyond our biases.
(SKILLS A, B, E, F, G, H, I) A 7 min video that provides students or other team members with "scripts" for responding to three common microaggressions that occur on teams:(1) interrupting, dismissing, and/or ignoring certain team members; (2) distributing the work so that women, people of color and other minoritized people end up completing lower-status and/or less technical work; (3) making decisions that give undue weight to certain voices or individuals. Joanne Wolfe (firstname.lastname@example.org) says to feel free to use in your classes and/or share with anyone interested.
(SKILLS B, C, F ) Harvard professor Danielle Allen is the winner of the Kluge prize at the Library of Congress. She talks about some key policy changes to improve our response to Covid-19 and to our current political stalemate that threatens equity and our democracy. You can also subscribe to other lectures and symposia at the Library of Congress.
(ALL SKILLS A-I) Antiracist Pedagogies in Literary Studies, a Columbia University blog by Ami Yoon, narrates a colloquium of scholars with both big and little ideas for effectively using antiracist strategies in the classroom.
Bolgatz, J. (2005) Talking Race in the Classroom. Teachers College Press. (SKILLS A, B, E, F, G, H, I) NOTE: Not just for teachers or classrooms.
Burke, T., & Brown, B. (2021). You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, And The Black Experience. Random House. (ALL SKILLS A-I)
DiAngelo, R. (2021). Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm. Beacon Press. (ALL SKILLS A-I)
---------- (2018). White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press. (ALL SKILLS A-J)
Du Bois, W. E. B. (2014). The Present Outlook for the Dark Races of Mankind. In N. D. Chandler (Ed.), The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century(pp. 111-137). Fordham University. (1900) (SKILLS C&D)
Fox, H. (2004). "When Race Breaks Out:" Conversations About Race and Racism in College Classrooms. Peter Lang. (SKILLS A, B, E, F, G, H, I) NOTE: Not just college.
Grayson, M.L. (2018). Teaching Racial Literacy: Reflective Practices for Critical Writing. Rowman & Littlefield. (SKILLS A, B, E, F, G, H, I)
Hannah-Jones, N. (2021) The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. The New York Times. (SKILLS C & D)
Kendi, I. X. & Blain, K.N. (Eds.) Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019. Random House. (SKILLS C, D, G)
Kendi, I. X. (2019). How to Be an Antiracist. One World. (ALL SKILLS A-I)
---------- (2016). Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas. Hachette Book Group. (SKILLS A, C, D)
Lietz, I.M. (2020) Teaching and Race: How to Survive, Manage, and Even Encourage Race Talk. Peter Lang. (SKILLS A, B, E, F, G, H, I) NOTE: Not just for teachers or classrooms.
Oluo, I. (2018). So You Want to Talk About Race. Seal Press. (SKILLS B, E, F, G, H, I)
Rawls, A. W., & Duck, W. (2020). Tacit Racism. The University of Chicago Press. (SKILLS A, C, I)
Reynolds, J., & Kendi, I. X. (2020). Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Little, Brown and Company. (SKILLS A, C, D, E, F, G)
Ricketts, R. (2021). Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy. Atria Books. (ALL SKILLS A-I)
Singleton, G. E. (2015). Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools (2nd ed.). Corwin. (ALL SKILLS A-I)
Smith, C. (2021). How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America. Little, Brown and Company. (SKILLS A, C, D)
Sue, D. W. (2003). Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation. Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint. (ALL SKILLS A-I)
Wilkerson, I. (2020). Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Random House. (SKILLS A, C, D)
(SKILLS A, C, D) The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, "Where history's well within reach," is offering a wealth of unique virtual resources during COVID, including specials for Black History Month, and timed entry to museum exhibits. For example, join a virtual comix-making workshop, see the mobile gallery guide, and see tributes to African American artists and community leaders who died during the pandemic, including internationally renowned sculptor Charles McGee.
(SKILLS B, E, F, G, H, I) Conversations on Race is an informal metro Detroit interracial gathering of community leaders, teachers, students and other learners who don't want to live in a racist society. We use conversation to build relationships that will lead to antiracist action. Currently meeting monthly on ZOOM. See https://linktr.ee.com/conversationsonrace for more info.
(SKILLS A, C) Eric Banks, Outreach Director at the The Police Brutality Center contacted us to let us know about their self-funded education work: "As we know, it's an unfortunate truth about the racial profiling by some members of the police that put minorities in dangerous situations sometimes that can result in horrible scenarios. Our mission is to provide help and support for these people and we can also answer any questions or offer guidance for those affected or their families. Check out our advocacy site." See Police Brutality Center - policebrutalitycenter.org
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