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Equity and Anti-Racism Resources for Districts

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Guide: Methods and challenges A guide that provides resources for developing anti-racist pedagogical strategies and syllabi

ASCD - How to Be an Anti-Racist Educator - ASCD Education Update

Critical Conscious Kid - Critical conversations with authors, academics and activists around equity, education and literature (links to author interviews) - Civics course implementation blog (a report, podcast, published materials, and other resources)

National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) -  Social Justice in the Science Classroom - Editor’s Corner

Refinery29 - Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not 

  • All Students Must Thrive – Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness (Tyrone C. Howard et al.)
  • Dear White America (Tim Wise)
  • Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox (Karen Gaffney)
  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y’all Too – Reality Pedagogy & Urban Education (Christopher Emdin)
  • How to be an antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • Privilege, Power, and Difference (Allan G. Johnson)
  • Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms (H. Richard Milner)
  • Racism without Racists (Eduardo Bonilla-Silva)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • The Heart of Whiteness (Robert Jensen)
  • The New Jim Crow Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)
  • Waking up White (Debra Irving)
  • White Fragility (Robin Diangelo)
  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (Tim Wise)
  • White Rage: The unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Carol Anderson)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria (Beverly Daniel Tatum)
  • Why We Can't Wait (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

Continuing Courageous Conversations Toolkit - Builds organizational capacity to engage in ongoing "courageous conversations" about intersections of race, equity and child welfare.

From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: They're Not Too Young to Young to Talk About Race (or Gender)! - Timeline describing when children notice and think about race 

Responding to Hate and Bias at School - Guidance for creating plans in place to respond to a bias incident or hate crime

Say Their Names - A toolkit to help foster productive conversations about race and civil disobedience

Social Justice Standards - Set of anchor standards and age appropriate learning outcomes divided into four domains

When They See Us Learning Companion - A learning companion  developed to deepen the conversation and inspire personal action after viewing the film "When They See Us."


Anti-Racism Resources - Resources to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work

Culturally Responsive Leadership - 40+ books for anti-racist educators

Embrace Race - List of "Diverse" Books for Children

Learning Forward - An assocation of learning educators commited to one vision in K-12 education: Equity and excellence in teaching and learning.

National Council on Family Relations - How to Respond to Violence, Hate, and Racism

Penguin Random House - Anti-racist Books and Resources for Our Readers/Recommended Reading for Adults & Kids, Films, Shows, and Documentaries, Articles and Anti-Racist Resources

Power Privilege Resource List - PDF with links to additional resources

Race Equity Tools - Website designed to give support to groups working to achieve racial equity, systemic racism and white privilege

School Practitioner Community of Practice -  PDF with links to additional resources

Social Justice Book List - Booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year

Teaching Tolerance - Free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.

Teaching While White  -  Resources on “where to start”

WNET Education Anti-Racist Resources - For Families, Educators, and Students (WNET Education); Resources for Middle/High School Students, Younger Children, Additional resources


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