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Related Resources

There are many resources available on the topics covered in this book. Below are some I have found instructive and accessible.


Delpit, Lisa. Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York: New Press, 1995.

Diversity Matters: Why We Should Create & Sustain Diversity in Schools: A CHHIRJ Policy Brief. Cambridge, MA: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, 2009.

Lindsey, Randall B., Kikanza Nuri Robins, and Raymond D. Terrell. Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2009.

Pollock, Mica, ed. Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School. New York: New Press, 2008.

Rethinking Schools, www.rethinkingschools.org. This national publisher of educational materials, including a blog, monthly online and print magazine, helps educators and others understand and address inequities in public education, with an emphasis on urban schools and issues of race.

Singleton, Glenn E., and Curtis Linton. Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006.

Tatum, Beverly Daniel. “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: And Other Conversations about Race. Revised edition. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, www.teachingtolerance.org.


Center for Education Organizing. Getting Started in Education Organizing: Resources and Strategies. Annenberg Institute for School Reform, 2012.

Education for Liberation Network, www.edliberation.org.

Warren, Mark R., and Karen L. Mapp. A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Revised edition. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2002.

McIntosh, Peggy. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Peace and Freedom (July/August 1989).

Warren, Mark R. Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Fraser, James W., Allen, Henry L., and Barnes, Sam. From Common School to Magnet School: Selected Essays in the History of Boston’s Schools. Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1979.

Kendrick, Stephen, and Paul Kendrick. Sarah’s Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004.

Lukas, J. Anthony. Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families. New York: Vintage Books, 1985.


Applied Research Center, www.arc.org. The work of this public policy, educational, and research institute emphasizes issues of race and social change.

A Class Dividedwww.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided. This film and related discussion guide documents an experiment where children, and later adults, are divided based on eye color and treated based on different stereotypes. Participant reactions show how negative stereotypes influence behavior to a startling degree.

Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change, www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/community-change/racial-equity. The Roundtable’s work on racial equity includes seminars and many useful publications.

Community Change, Inc., www.communitychangeinc.org. This Boston-based antiracist education and organizing group runs a resource center with online links to a wealth of racial justice resources, including publications, websites, webinars, and other like-minded organizations.

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, www.kirwaninstitute.org. The Institute’s research and partnerships have been significant in reframing racial and ethnic disparities around understanding opportunity gaps. It also hosts an informative blog, www.race-talk.org.

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, www.pisab.org. This national organization offers workshops, technical assistance, and consultation to individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions. Workshops “utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism.”

Race: The Power of an Illusion, www.pbs.org/race. This three-part documentary film with accompanying viewer’s guide dismantles common myths and misconceptions about race, scrutinizes assumptions, and exposes the underlying social, economic, and political conditions that have disproportionately channeled advantages and opportunities to white people in the United States.

Racism Review, www.racismreview.com/blog/.

Racial Equity Tools, www.racialequitytools.org.