Anti-Racist Teaching Resources

The following represents a brief list of articles, web resources, digital media, and books that highlight anti-racist teaching strategies.

Suggested Interactive Resources:

Websites and News MagazinesWeb articlesPeople to read about and followPodcasts and videos
Learning for JusticeUnderstanding Race and their Resources pageBrene Brown and “Building Brave Spaces for Students”YouTube: What is Privilege?
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education“Anatomy of an Ally,” by Carry Gaffney, from Learning for JusticeVerna Myers; especially her TED talkYouTube film preview: Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible
Harriet Speaks and the founder Jyarland Daniels (local)“Teaching While White,” by Molly Tansey & Melissa Katz, from Learning for JusticeClint Smith; see his books, TED talk, and Crash Course Black American History videosYouTube: ‘Reverse Racism’ Is A Giant Lie – Here’s Why
Mercy Education System of the Americas resources on Race and AntiRacism“Antiracist Action for White Educators,” collection from Learning for JusticeCalvin Terrell; see his recorded talks and his extensive list of resources.YouTube: Cracking the Codes: Power Analysis
Rethinking Schools“The Evolution of Racism,” by Ben Zimmer, from The AtlanticTim WisePodcast: Still Processing, a New York Times culture podcast with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morrison
Understanding Race and their resources page“What we mean when we say race is a ‘social construct’,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, from The AtlanticIbram X. Kendi, the author of How to Be an Antiracist and Director of the Antiracism CenterPodcast: Seeing White, part of Scene on the Radio podcast series
Harvard University Anti-Racism Resources“Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More than Two Decades Later,” interview from Columbia LawGholdy MuhammedPodcast: Code Switch, from NPR
AJCU Anti-Racism ExamenPew Research data from 2017-18, K-12 and College  
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Anti-Racist Books Available at the Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus Library

(Permanent links to each book’s record at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus Library are included).

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond (book)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (book)

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings (book)

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh (book)

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo (book)

Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverley Daniel Tatum (book)