Resources for Antiracist Education

Sourced from: Resource lists of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Learning Policy Institute, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Learning for Justice, and individual contributors


Call to Action

Preventing & Responding to Anti-Black Hate

Preventing & Responding to Anti-Asian Hate

Youth Support & Antiracist Teaching

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  • Professional Reading 
    • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Race, Education, and Democracy) by Chris Emdin
      • Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education
    • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum
      •  Helps dissect the dynamics of race in America
    • Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby
      • A first-hand look at school, through the eyes of those that are labeled a problem.
    • A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men by David Kirkland
      • A call to action, to listen to the voices of Black youth and reimagine being literate in a multicultural, democratic society.
    • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
      • Looks at counterproductive reactions of white people when discussing racism
    • Teaching for Black Lives by Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, and Wayne Au
      • A look into how we understand race in K-12 classrooms
    • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
      • A perspective about the country’s redesign of a racial caste.
    • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
    • Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education by Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo.
    • We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love (2020).

Articles of Interest


NCTE Antiracist Literacy Education Resources