Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Reading List

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

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

Ash, Allison N.; Hill, Redgina; Risdon, Stephen; and Jun, Alexander (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, Deanna M. “Sidelines and Separate Spaces: Making Education Anti-Racist for Students of Color.” Race, Ethnicity and Education, vol. 13, no. 4, 2010, pp. 473–494.

Blakeney, Alda M. “Antiracist Pedagogy: Definition, Theory, and Professional Development.” Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, vol. 2, no. 1, 2005, pp. 119–132

Cole, C.E. Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Higher Education: Teaching so That Black Lives Matter. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 36, no. 8, 2017, pp. 736–750.

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

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

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

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

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

Kyoko Kishimoto (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

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, Carol. “’By Virtue of Being White’: Resistance in Anti-Racist Pedagogy.” Race Ethnicity and Education, vol. 3, no. 1, 2000, pp. 83–101.

Torino, Gina C. “Examining Biases and White Privilege: Classroom Teaching Strategies That Promote Cultural Competence.” Women &Amp; Therapy, vol. 38, no. 3-4, 2015, pp. 295–307

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

Other Sources

Black Lives Matter Syllabus

The Danger of a Single Story

Harvard Implicit Bias Test

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

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.

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.