Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, "Teaching Young Children about Race: A Guide for Parents and Teachers," from
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, published as an excerpt by Teaching for Change – This excerpt explores how educators and parents can foster critical conversations around race and ethnicity with children and youth, including suggestions for how to plan inclusive and culturally responsive group activities in classrooms.
Christopher Emdin, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education, 2016 – Emdin's book brings together theory, research, and practice to identify ways educators can create safe, trusting, culturally responsive classrooms that engage and empower students of color.
Peggy McIntosh, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack," 1988 – Reproduced on the National SEED Project's website with guiding questions for facilitators, this paper unpacks examples of white privilege.
Between the World and Me, Spiegel & Grau (New York) 2015 – This bestselling book is the recipient of the National Book Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and provides a compelling narrative about race and autonomy in America.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, The New Press (New York) 2011 – This groundbreaking book explores systemic and structural racism in America's criminal justice system through historical and legal frameworks.
Monique W. Morris,
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, 2016 – Morris explores the "school to confinement" pipeline of exclusionary discipline and school-related arrests that disproportionately affects black girls, and offers recommendations for reforming policy and practice in schools.
Racial Equity Toolkit, Seattle Race & Social Justice Initiative, 2012 – This document provides questions to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, initiatives, and programs, as well as resource allocation, to address and disrupt racial inequality.
Race and Ethnicity, Teaching Tolerance – A comprehensive set of classroom resources (lessons, activities) and professional development tools addressing the topic of race and ethnicity.
"Race Talk," Anti-Defamation League – This web resource provides an overview of ways educators can constructively address and deconstruct race and racism within classroom conversations.
"Talking About Race and Bias: A Snapshot of Tested Resources to Encourage Classroom Conversations," Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education, July 28, 2016 – This blog post provides a summary of vetted resources for addressing race, racism, and systemic inequality in the classroom, including lesson plans, activities, best practices, videos, and reflection exercises.
Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence, Teaching Tolerance – This web package includes dozens of resources to help educators address subjects of race, implicit bias, systemic racism, and police violence.
Diversity Toolkit: Cultural Competency for Educators, National Education Association (NEA) – This online resource provides a summary of main issues related to diversity and cultural competencies, and offers tools and strategies for educators.