Racial Justice Resources for Educators

Artwork from Amplifier by Kate DeCiccio

Growing up, I didn’t have access to many resources about racial justice. Now, as an adult, I am delighted by all of the racial justice resources now available to educators through textual and visual learning resources as well as via web and social media platforms.

Developing this list has been a true labor of love, and I hope you find resources here that continue to enrich your journey.

A few important notes:

*This list is primarily focused on providing Black racial justice resources and is not comprehensive – many voices are missing and I welcome your recommendations.

*While I can vouch for 80% of all resources listed on this list, I did include resources that have been recommended to me as well. Many of these resources helped me to think more critically and carefully about my role as a racial justice advocate and educator. It is okay if what has been helpful to me may not be helpful or right for you or your students.

*Some of these resources are “itchy” resources (or, at least they are itchy to me). I included them because I think they (ie: Chelsea Handler’s documentary on White Privilege, Peggy McIntosh, Tim Wise…) provide an important opportunity for white educators to discuss privilege.

This list has been categorized by the following mediums: Article, Book, Conference, Podcast, Poetry, Scholarly Journal Article, Social Media, Visual Learning, Webpage, Website. (Note: Social Media means that this resource/person can be found on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

And Genres: Biography, Comedy, Criticism, Documentary, Education, Essays, Fiction, Gender Studies, Hashtags, History, Interview, Non-Fiction, Opinion, Psychology, Race Relations, Religious, Slam Poetry, and Sociology.

Recommendations: If you are looking for racial justice resources, I recommend that you include into your practice looking at the educators and racial advocates that you follow on social media. Check out their “follow” list – this is a great tool to find new resources.

I also recommend following different educational institutions and checking out their class syllabi and required texts. I routinely check Berkeley, Teachers College of Columbia University, Harvard, and ASU for class syllabi on race and education.

Check out the list here.

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