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Ethnic Studies Resources for Faculty and Students: Race & Resistance Studies

This page directs faculty and students to resources on Latin American Studies. Resources suggested on this guide are a small sample of what is available through the Skyline College Library and the Web which, of course, is far from being exhaustive. Please use search strategies page to locate more resources, as well Skyline College Library's California History: Ethnic Groups & ImmigrationIntersectionality,  Antiracism: A Resource Guide, and Anti-Asian/Asian American Racism: A Resource Guide research guides. Feel free to contact me, Pia Walawalkar, for further assistance at

Books, Articles, & Videos

Alang, Sirry. “The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same: Race, Ethnicity, and Police Brutality.” American Journal of Public Health (1971), vol. 108, no. 9, American Public Health Association, 2018, pp. 1127–28, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2018.304628.

Arianna Montero-Colbert, et al. “‘What Were You Thinking?’: Race, Gender, Victimhood, and Criminality in US Immigration Court.” Journal of Identity and Migration Studies : JIMS, vol. 13, no. 2, The Department of Political Sciences and Communication Sciences, 2019, pp. 26–192.

Beckles‐Raymond, Gabriella. “Implicit Bias, (Global) White Ignorance, and Bad Faith: The Problem of Whiteness and Anti‐black Racism.” Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 37, no. 2, 2020, pp. 169–89, doi:10.1111/japp.12385

Cassese, Erin C., and Tiffany D. Barnes. “Reconciling Sexism and Women’s Support for Republican Candidates: A Look at Gender, Class, and Whiteness in the 2012 and 2016 Presidential Races.” Political Behavior, vol. 41, no. 3, Springer US, 2019, pp. 677–700, doi:10.1007/s11109-018-9468-2.

Deliovsky, Katerina, and Tamari Kitossa. “Beyond Black and White: When Going Beyond May Take Us Out of Bounds.” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 44, no. 2, Sage Publications, 2013, pp. 158–81, doi:10.1177/0021934712471533.

Ferreira, J. (2014). From college readiness to ready for revolution! Third world student activism at a Northern California community college, 1965–1969Kalfou1(1).

Gillborn, David. “Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and the Primacy of Racism: Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in Education.” Qualitative Inquiry, vol. 21, no. 3, SAGE Publications, 2015, pp. 277–87, doi:10.1177/1077800414557827.

Guy Aitchison-Cornish. Border-Crossing: Immigration Law, Racism and Justified Resistance. 2021.

Moffitt, Kimberly R. “‘Light-Skinned People Always Win’: An Autoethnography of Colorism in a Mother–Daughter Relationship.” Women, Gender, and Families of Color, vol. 8, no. 1, University of Illinois Press, 2020, pp. 65–86.

Pyke, Karen D. “What Is Internalized Racial Oppression and Why Don’t We Study It? Acknowledging Racism’s Hidden Injuries.” Sociological Perspectives, vol. 53, no. 4, University of California Press, 2010, pp. 551–72, doi:10.1525/sop.2010.53.4.551.

Rashmi Dyal-Chand. “Autocorrecting for Whiteness.” Boston University Law Review, vol. 101, no. 1, Boston University School of Law, 2021, pp. 191–286.

Reardon, Jenny, and Kim TallBear. “Your DNA Is Our History: Genomics, Anthropology, and the Construction of Whiteness as Property.” Current Anthropology, vol. 53, no. S5, University of Chicago Press, 2012, pp. S233–S245, doi:10.1086/662629.

Reynolds, Rema, and Darquillius Mayweather. “Recounting Racism, Resistance, and Repression: Examining the Experiences and #Hashtag Activism of College Students with Critical Race Theory and Counternarratives.” The Journal of Negro Education, vol. 86, no. 3, The Journal of Negro Education, 2017, pp. 283–304, doi:10.7709/jnegroeducation.86.3.0283.

Shankar, Shalini. “Nothing Sells Like Whiteness: Race, Ontology, and American Advertising.” American Anthropologist, vol. 122, no. 1, 2020, pp. 112–19, doi:10.1111/aman.13354.

Somerville, Siobhan. “Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body.” Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 5, no. 2, University of Chicago Press, 1994, pp. 243–66.

Valdez, Natali. “Reproducing Whiteness: Race, Food, and Epigenetics.” American Anthropologist, vol. 122, no. 3, 2020, pp. 668–69, doi:10.1111/aman.13451.

Open & Free Resources

Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future (Open Textbook Library) textbook licensed under CC BY NC SA

Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life (Open Textbook Library) textbook licensed under CC BY NC SA

Conversations You Can't Have on Campus: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Identity (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Ethnic and National Identity (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Gender, Race, and the Construction of the American West (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Immigrant and Refugee Families (Open Textbook Library) textbook licensed under CC BY NC SA

Intercultural Communication (Open Textbook Library) textbook licensed under CC BY NC SA

Introduction to Sociology 2e, Race and Ethnicity, Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination (OER Commons) module licensed under CC BY-NC

Introduction to Sociology 2e, Race and Ethnicity, Race and Ethnicity in the United States (OER Commons) module licensed under CC BY-NC

Introduction to Sociology 2e, Race and Ethnicity, Racial, Ethnic, and Minority Groups (OER Commons) module licensed under CC BY-NC

Looking Closely at Ourselves (OER Commons) lesson plan

Making the White Man's West (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

The Myths That Made America (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology (Open Textbook Library) textbook licensed under CC BY NC SA

The Places of Migration in United States History (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Race and Ethnicity in the United States (LibreTexts) Brief readings including short exercises and very good maps and charts, licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA.

Race and Public Administration (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Race and Racism (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Race and Science  (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World (Open Textbook Library) textbook licensed under CC BY NC SA

Science and Race: Concept and Category (MERLOT) tutorial.

Stratification by Race and Ethnicity (OER Commons) module licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Stratification- Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sex and Sexuality (OER Commons) module licensed under CC BY

Structural racism and police violence: causes, impact, and reform (SAGE Open) open-access journal

Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

What We Now Know about Race and Ethnicity (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Writing About Race (MIT OpenCourseWare) courses licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Writing About Race | Comparative Media Studies/Writing (MERLOT) course licensed under CC BY NC SA

Writing Early American Lives: Gender, Race, Nation, Faith (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

American Eugenics Movement Image Archive (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

The Archive contains over 3,000 images of photographs, lantern slides, correspondence, journals, texts, manuscripts, charts, and data -- including extensive collections from noted eugenicists.

Archive of Immigrant Voices (Center for Global Migration Studies, Department of History, University of Maryland)

The purpose of the archive is to create, accumulate, and preserve a repository of memories stories of the experience of migration that will not only reveal living history and features of the recent past, but will also document the fine lines of social change that might be otherwise ignored or lost to history. 

Code Switch - Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity (NPR)

Hosted by journalists of color, this podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. 

The Documented Border (University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections)

The goal of this archive is  is to advance understanding and awareness about the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and its peoples during a period of unprecedented societal change. The innovative archive focuses on untold and silenced stories and events about this transnational region. 

Immigration since 1840 (Digital Public Library of America)

This collection covers discrimination and immigration quotas your family may have experienced. It also covers what it was like to become an American and assimilate and major immigration stations like Angel Island and Ellis Island.  

 Is Race Real? Social Science Research Council)

A web forum organized by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Provides a series of short essays by leading researchers with a diverse set of disciplinary and analytic perspectives on race and genomics.

Matters of Race (PBS)

The companion website to the documentary film by the same title. The companion site Includes essays, audio visuals, and interactive statistics focused the social construction of race, racial divides, “reverse racism,” the historical construction of American Indian “otherness,” America’s changing racial composition, and other “matters of race."

Race and Ethnicity  (American Sociological Association)

The American Sociological Association is the official national organization for sociologists. The “Race and Ethnicity” topics page provides links to recent news, featured research, and teaching resources related to the study of race and ethnic relations. The page also includes links to related topics, such as, immigration, racism, and specific racial-ethnic groups.

Race: Are we so Different? (American Anthropological Society)

This site looks at race through three lenses: history, human variation, and lived experience to explain differences among people and the (un)reality of race. It includes interactive time lines and activities, essays, visual media, bibliographies, a glossary, and related websites. 

Scholars Strategy Network

The Scholars Strategy Network seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America's colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media.” 

Race - The Society Pages (Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota)

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project that provides articles and blogs written by scholars in the field of race and ethnic relations. 

What the Census Calls Us (Pew Research Center)

Explore the different race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census, from the first one in 1790 to the latest count in 2010. The category names often changed in a reflection of current politics, science and public attitudes.