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Antiracism: A Resource Guide: For Educators

This guide contains resources in diverse formats compiled for students, staff and faculty by the Skyline College Library beginning in Summer 2020.

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Articles: Best Practices

"Teaching Race, Racism, and Racial Justice: Pedagogical Principles and Classroom Strategies for Course Instructors," by M. Brielle Harbin, Amie Thurber, and Joe Bandy. Race and Pedagogy Journal (2019).

"Barriers and Strategies by White Faculty Who Incorporate Anti-Racist Pedagogy," by Jennifer Akamine Phillips, Nate Risdon, Matthew Lamsma, Angelica Hambrick, and Alexander Jun. Race and Pedagogy Journal (2019).

"Race Matters," by David J. Asai. Cell (May 2020). This commentary looks at why students of color leave science at high rates and why it’s important to change the culture of science.

Pedagogies of Care: Open Resources for Student-Centered and Adaptive Strategies in the New Higher-Ed Landscape contains material on teaching about race and racism (2020).

"Want to Reach All of Your Students? Here’s How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive," by Viji Sathy and Kelly A. Hogan. Chronicle Advice Guide (2019).

"How to Hold a Better Class Discussion," by Jay Howard. Chronicle Advice Guide (2019).

Discipline-specific Resources

Reading List for Educators: UC Irvine

Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List, compiled by Andrea Aebersold, director of faculty instructional development in the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation at the University of California at Irvine.

Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List

Compiled by Andrea Aebersold, Ph.D - University of California, Irvine

*This is a working document with the goal of better understanding antiracist pedagogy in higher education. Sources will continue to be added. Email with additional sources. Please feel free to share this document.

Akamine Phillips, Jennifer; Risdon, Nate; Lamsma, Matthew; Hambrick, Angelica; and Jun, Alexander (2019) "Barriers and Strategies by White Faculty Who Incorporate Anti-Racist Pedagogy," Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice: Vol. 3 : No. 2

Amico, R.P. (2016). Antiracist Teaching. New York: Routledge.

Ash, A. N.; Hill, R.; Risdon, S. and Jun, A. (2020) "Anti-Racism in Higher Education: A Model for Change," Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice: Vol. 4 : No. 3

Baldwin, J. (1963, December 21) “A Talk to Teachers.” The Saturday Review, 42-44.

Blackwell, D.M. (2010) Sidelines and Separate Spaces: Making Education Anti-Racist for Students of Color. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 13 (4) pp. 473–494.

Blakeney, A. M. (2005) Antiracist Pedagogy: Definition, Theory, and Professional Development. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2 (1) pp. 119–132

Case, K.A. (2013). Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom. New York: Routledge

Case, K. A. (Ed.) (2017). Intersectional pedagogy: Complicating identity and social justice. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Cole, C.E. (2017) Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Higher Education: Teaching so That Black Lives Matter. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 36 (8) pp. 736–750.

Condon, F. and Young, V.A. (eds) (2017). Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication. Fort Collins: The WAC Clearinghouse.

DeLong, R., Coleman, T., DeVore, K.S., Gibney, S., Kuhne, M., & Déus, V. (2019). Working Toward Racial Equity in First-Year Composition. New York: Routledge.

Douglass Horsford, S., Grosland, T. J., and Morgan Gunn, K. (2011). Pedagogy of the Personal and Professional: Considering Culturally Relevant and Anti-Racist Pedagogy as a Framework for Culturally Relevant Leadership. Journal of School Leadership, 21 (4).

Freire, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum

Gillespie, D., Ashbaugh, L., & Defiore, J. (2002). White Women Teaching White Women about White Privilege, Race Cognizance and Social Action: Toward a pedagogical pragmatics. Race Ethnicity and Education, 5 (3) pp. 237-253.

Giroux, Henry A. (2003). Spectacles of Race and Pedagogies of Denial: Anti-Black Racist Pedagogy under the Reign of Neoliberalism. Communication Education, 52, (191-4), p.191-211

Haynes, C. & Bazne, K.J. (2019) A message for faculty from the present-day movement for black lives, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32:9, 1146-1161, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2019.1645909

Haynes, C. (2017). Dismantling the White supremacy embedded in our classrooms: White faculty in pursuit of more equitable educational outcomes. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 29(1), 87-107

Haynes, C., & Patton, L. D. (2019). From Racial Resistance to Racial Consciousness: Engaging White STEM Faculty in Pedagogical Transformation. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 22(2), 85–98.

hooks, b. (1994) Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge

Howell, A. & Tuitt, F. (2003) Race and Higher Education: Rethinking Pedagogy in Diverse College Classrooms. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review

Inoue, A. B. (2015). Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for A Socially Just Future. Fort Collins: Parlor Press/WAC Clearinghouse

Inoue, A. B. (2019) CCCC Chair’s Address: How do We Language So People Stop Killing Each Other, Or What Do We Do About White Language Supremacy.” CCC 71.2

Jenkins, C. (2016). Addressing white privilege in higher education. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 20(4), 121-126. Retrieved from

Jenkins, C. M. (2018). Educators, question your level of cultural responsiveness. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 2(2), 15-23.

Jenkins, C. (2018). Intersectional considerations in teaching diversity. In Carter, N & Vavrus, M. (Eds.), Intersectionalities of Race, Class, and Gender with Teaching and Teacher Education: Movement Toward Equity in Education. Leiden. The Netherlands: Brill/Sense. DOI:

Jenkins, C., & Alfred, M. (2018). Understanding the motivation and transformation of White culturally responsive professors. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 24(1), 81-99.

Jett, C.C. (2013). Culturally responsive collegiate mathematics education: Implications for African-American students. Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, 3, 102-116.

Joseph, N. M., Haynes, C., Cobb, F. (Eds.). (2016). Interrogating whiteness and relinquishing power: White faculty’s commitment to racial consciousness STEM classrooms New York: Peter Lang Publishing

Kailin, J. (2002). Antiracist education: From theory to practice. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc

Kandaswamy, P. (2007). Beyond colorblindness and multiculturalism: Rethinking anti-racist pedagogy in the university classroom. Radical Teacher, 80, 6

Kishimoto, K. (2018) Anti-racist pedagogy: from faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom, Race Ethnicity and Education, 21:4, 540-554, DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2016.1248824

Lawrence, S. M. & Tatum, B. (1997). Teachers in transition: The impact of antiracist professional development on classroom practice. Teachers College Record, 99, 162–180

McNair, T.B., Bensimon, E.M. & Malcolm-Piqueux, l. (2020) From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education. Hoboken: Jossey-Bass.

Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Joshua Abreu & Abdul Abad (2019) Racially liberatory pedagogy: a Black Lives Matter approach to education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32:9, 1125-1145, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2019.1645904

Phillips, C.B. & Derman-Sparks, L. (1997). Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach. New York: Teachers College Press.

Picower, B. (2009) The unexamined Whiteness of teaching: how White teachers maintain and enact dominant racial ideologies, Race Ethnicity and Education, 12:2, 197-215, DOI: 10.1080/13613320902995475

Pierce, Andrew J. J. Interest Convergence: An Alternative to White Privilege Models of Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Practice. Teaching Philosophy, vol. 39, no. 4, 2016, pp. 507–530

Schick, C. (2000) 'By Virtue of Being White': Resistance in Anti-Racist Pedagogy. Race Ethnicity and Education, 3 (1) pp. 83–101.

Sue, D. W. (2015) Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

Torino, G. C. (2015) Examining Biases and White Privilege: Classroom Teaching Strategies That Promote Cultural Competence. Women & Therapy, 38 (3-4) pp. 295–307

Tuitt, F., Haynes, C. & Stewart, S. (Eds.), (2016). Race, equity, and the learning environment: The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus

Tuitt, F., Haynes, C. and Stewart, S. (2018), Transforming the Classroom at Traditionally White Institutions to Make Black Lives Matter. To Improve the Academy, 37: 63-76. doi:10.1002/tia2.20071

Wagner, A. (2005). Unsettling the academy: Working through the challenges of anti‐racist pedagogy. Race Ethnicity and Education, 8(3), 261-275.

Other Sources

11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism

The 1619 Project

Black Lives Matter Syllabus

The Danger of a Single Story

A Guide to Coded Language in Education

Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Is Your University Racist?

White Supremacy Culture in Organizations

Alexander, M. (2020 - updated edition) The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press

DiAngelo, R. (2018). White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Boston: Beacon Press

Jernigan, M. M., Green, C. E., Perez-Gualdron, Liu, M. M, Henze, K. T., Chen, C….Helms, J. E. (2015).#racialtraumaisreal. Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Chestnut Hill, MA.  Retrieved from: School_sites/isprc/pdf/racialtraumaisrealManuscript.pdf

Kendi, I.X. (2019). How to Be an Antiracist. New York: One World

Kendi, I.X. (2017). Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. New York: Bold Type Books

Oluo, I. (2019). So You Want to Talk About Race? New York: Seal Press.

Saad, L.F. (2020). Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. Naperville: Sourcebooks

Tatum, B.D. (2017). Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race. New York: Basic Books.