Resources: Understanding Race, Racism, and Antiracism


So, You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice by Fania Davis

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice by Maurianne Adams

Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression by Joe Feagin

Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation by Derald Wing Sue


Journal Articles

Bailey, Z. D., Krieger, N., Agénor, M., Graves, J., Linos, N., & Bassett, M. T. (2017). Structural racism and health inequities in the USA: Evidence and interventions. The Lancet389(10077), 1453-1463.

Cho, H. (2017). Navigating the meanings of social justice, teaching for social justice, and multicultural education. International Journal of Multicultural Education19(2), 1-19.

Cohen, C. J., Fowler, M., Medenica, V. E., & Rogowski, J. C. (2017). The ‘Woke’ generation? Millennial attitudes on race in the US. GenForward Survey.

Crenshaw, K. (1990). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color. Stan. L. Rev.43, 1241.

McIntosh, P. (1988). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack.

Plummer, D. L., Stone, R. T., Powell, L., & Allison, J. (2016). Patterns of adult cross-racial friendships: A context for understanding contemporary race relations. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology22(4), 479.

Richeson, J. A., & Sommers, S. R. (2016). Toward a social psychology of race and race relations for the twenty-first century. Annual Review of Psychology67, 439-463.



Jennifer Eberhardt, How Racial Bias Works-And How to Disrupt It, TED Talk (2020)

Ibram X. Kendi, The Difference Between Being “Not Racist” and Antiracist, TED Talk (2020)

Kimberlé Crenshaw, The Urgency of Intersectionality, TED Talk (2016)

Bryan Stevenson, We Need to Talk About Injustice, TED Talk (2012)

Mellody Hobson, Color Blind or Color Brace, TED Talk (2014)



1619 (New York Times)

Code Switch (NPR)

About Race

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Scene on Radio

Talking Race With Young Children



What Is Race?, PBS

Raising Race Conscious Children

Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History & Culture

Understanding Implicit Bias, PBS

Race and Ethnicity, NEA


Online Tools

Implicit Association Test (IAT)  Explore your attitudes and beliefs through these quick association tests.

Toolkit for Teaching about Racism

Tips for Self-Care

Self-Care for Children