I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists. It’s also pretty unwieldy for readers/users.
Many of the resources on that list are there using Storify, a tool that will be going off-line soon. So, I’m using that change as an opportunity to cull and re-organized those links over the next few months into a series of “New & Revised” Best lists.
This is the third one (New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color was the first and New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism was the second. You might also be interested in The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!).
Obviously, race influences our work in many ways, including in segregation (see The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More).
This list is more specifically designed to provide resources to help us reflect on how race and racism can affect our day-to-day actions in the classroom:
We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity is a post I wrote that includes many links related to teacher implicit bias.
On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers) appeared in The Huffington Post.
‘White Educators Must Sharpen Their Humility’ Before They Discuss Race is the headline of the final part of a three-part series in my Ed Week Teacher column.
Teachers undo personal biases to help students of color engage is from Colorado Public Radio.
Teachers, T-Shirts & The Messages That They Send
Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers, Stanford research shows is from Stanford.
Students’ Race Affects How Teachers Judge Misbehavior, Study Says is from Ed Week.
Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue is from The New York Times.
Read This: “Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers” is by Renee Moore.
On Racism and White Privilege is from Teaching Tolerance.
You definitely want to read Zaretta Hammond’s blog.
Approaching Racial and Cultural Sensitivity is from Edutopia.
Just How Racist Are Schoolteachers? is from Mother Jones.
10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools is from Everyday Feminism.
‘Racial Mismatch’ Changes Teacher Expectations for Students, Study Finds is from Ed Week.
‘Racial Mismatch’ May Affect Which Students Are in Class is from Ed Week.
Morning Video: Controversial Atlanta Teacher-Student Dance Video is from Alexander Russo, who then links to a very interesting post by Christopher Emdin.
Questioning Payne is a good piece from Teaching Tolerance. I’m adding it to The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne.
Principals Share Advice on Addressing Racial Bias in Schools is from Education Week.
Teacher perceptions and race is from The Brookings Institution.
Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Many White Teachers Have Low Expectations Of Black Students
Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Schools With Police Officers But No Guidance Counselors
7 findings that illustrate racial disparities in education is from The Brown Center.
Want To Address Teachers’ Unconscious Biases? First, Talk About Race is from State Impact Indiana.
The insidiousness of unconscious bias in schools is from Brookings.
Teachers’ Lower Expectations for Black Students May Become ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecies,’ Study Finds is from Ed Week.
Beyond Bias: A series examining efforts to recognize and overcome discrimination in schools. http://t.co/8AF7SR8AXb pic.twitter.com/aW5YxmhTy1
— Education Week (@educationweek) September 19, 2015
How you can eliminate bias in your own #classroom. http://t.co/5rdmeYSXtF #educationalbias pic.twitter.com/PlI7ilY1It
— ChronicleVitae (@chroniclevitae) September 24, 2015
Study: Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of School — required reading post-Spring Valley, by @karenbates https://t.co/Bu8IjkhDO8
— NPR’s Code Switch (@NPRCodeSwitch) October 30, 2015
Most teachers are overlooking huge numbers of gifted black students https://t.co/JoWmnK2H4R pic.twitter.com/uOEeA7BI57
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 3, 2016
More evidence on how race effects teacher expectations: https://t.co/LRThRpDfUc via @colorlines
— Pedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera) October 21, 2016
Four Ways Teachers Can Reduce Implicit Bias https://t.co/uflEir1rIy via @HuffPostEdu
— Akilah Ellison🌼 (@OrganicLeaderVB) December 24, 2016
Conscious or not, bias creeps into the way teachers discipline students, and that has serious consequences: https://t.co/jTTs1PancW #equity pic.twitter.com/2gWLkvRCbD
— edutopia (@edutopia) December 13, 2016
Excellent & important: 10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race https://t.co/Xr2rhdxN0D
— Dr. Kim Parker (@TchKimPossible) March 26, 2017
#Google examines unconscious bias in the classroom…https://t.co/V0UyxRxkSE#GrowthMindset #Education #STEM #computerscience
— Brainology (@Brainology) April 21, 2017
Teachers have lower expectations for students of color—which influences students’ own expectations for themselves. https://t.co/Ltd84HN8fz pic.twitter.com/gd1FZIA8vP
— EdWeek Teacher (@EdWeekTeacher) May 18, 2017
White Teachers, Here’s How to Handle Being Called Racist by @MrTomRad: https://t.co/IpBZwndjxm pic.twitter.com/4WCfAUyz9a
— Education Post 🎓 (@edu_post) July 10, 2017
When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2 is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.
When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3 is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.
When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 4 is by Nicholas Kristof.
Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions is from The New York Times.
Color-Blindness Is Counterproductive is from The Atlantic.
“I’ve never been so disgusted by my own data,” says author of study showing reactions to “black-sounding” names: http://t.co/NTAxyrgKRm
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 9, 2015
We [White] Teachers Should Look At This Research When We Feel We Don’t Show Bias In The Classroom
My Grandmother Who Escaped Nazis Told Me to Always Speak Up. So, I’m Calling Out Racist Teachers. appeared in Education Post.
Diversity says: “I am here.”
Inclusion says: “I am here and I have power.”@MisterMinor #HSantaFe18
— Heinemann PD (@HeinemannPD) January 13, 2018
Everyday Equity in the Classroom: A Start is by Josh Parker and appears in Ed Week.
Disproportionality in student discipline: Connecting policy to research is from Brookings.
I Have Zero Tolerance for Advocates of Zero Tolerance Discipline is by Justin Cohen.
The myth about smart black kids and “acting white” that won’t die is from Vox.
Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’ is from NPR and it has an accompanying interactive quiz.
Impressive New Video Series On “Courageous Conversations About Race in Education”
Some Tips for a White Teacher Trying to Stop Being Racist is by Tom Rademacher.
How Inclusive Is Your Literacy Classroom Really? is by Tricia Ebarvia.
Racial Microaggressions Perpetuate Inequity: An Infographic is from The University of North Carolina.
#BlackPanther director Ryan Coogler had an aching for “characters that looked like me” and “worlds that looked like my world.” https://t.co/fOAPIyYqWb pic.twitter.com/B14rpaImYU
— Variety (@Variety) February 8, 2018
Man @JamilSmith dropped the mic in the opening paragraph’s of the new @Time’s issue with #BlackPanther on the cover. pic.twitter.com/R3U2a1653M
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 8, 2018
BRYAN STEVENSON ON WHAT WELL-MEANING WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RACE is from The Pacific Standard.
When Is it Time for a Hard Conversation? is by Elena Aguilar.
Government Report Finds Racial Disparities In School Discipline
The ‘Belief Gap’ Prevents Teachers From Seeing the True Potential of Students of Color is by Lee-Ann Stephens.
Q & A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas: Why children need more diverse books is from Penn GSE.
Everyone Keeps Talking About Implicit Racial Bias But What Is It? is by Tom Rademacher.
Statistic Of The Day: Teacher Decisions & Implicit Bias
Starbucks Releases The Racial Bias Curriculum They Used Today
Harming Students with “Slave” Assignments is by Kelly Wickham Hurst.
Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection is from The Open Book.
Q&A Collections: Race & Gender Challenges is the headline of one of my latest Education Week Teacher columns. It includes links to all Classroom Q & A posts from the past seven years on race & gender challenges – in one place!
New Study Finds Prospective Teachers View Black Children As Hostile & Angry
Examples of Racial Microaggressions comes via Henry Wong.
Black children subjected to higher discipline rates than peers is from Eureka Alert.
Dear White Teacher: 13 Books to Read on Racial Literacy – https://t.co/98bRy4Rj2J via @biracialbookwrm #DiverseKidlit
— Eɱιʅყ Fɾαɳƈιʂ 💫 (@emilyfranESL) July 11, 2018
Why white teachers don’t like talking about a lack of diversity. is by Anne Schwartz.
To Future White Teachers, Here’s a Resource Guide So You Don’t Have to Ask Your Co-Workers to Explain Racism is by Tom Rademacher.
How Can White Teachers Do Right by Students of Color? is by Justin Minkel.
Building Anti-Racist White Educators, an initiative based in @CaucusofWE & @TAGPhilly, just sent out our first monthly discussion guide using an article/podcast by @Angela_Watson. Check it out! #PHLed #barwe215 https://t.co/hY3scXG14R
— Charlie McGeehan (@CMcGeeIII) August 14, 2018
5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias appeared in Ed Week.
I updated my post on teachers who use “tribe” to refer to the students in their classrooms. I learned that a lot of teachers use a “Tribes Learning Community” program, and that is part of the update: https://t.co/4vaWxVLJ91 Pls share w teachers.
— Dr. Debbie Reese (@debreese) September 9, 2018
Robin DiAngelo: White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don’t recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it. is from NBC News.
Teachers Can’t Ignore Racism Issues & Hope They ‘Will go Away’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.In it, A three-part series approaching race and racism in schools is wrapped-up by Dr. Larry J. Walker, Dr. Jaime Castellano, Dr. Mara Lee Grayson, Ashley S. Boyd, Jennifer Orr, and Kelly Wickham Hurst.
I’ve previously written about #DisruptTexts (#DISRUPTTEXTS LOOKS LIKE AN EXCEPTIONAL RESOURCE WHERE ENGLISH TEACHERS CAN LEARN & CONTRIBUTE). You’ll certainly want to check out this new important resource:
Follow up: This presentation #DisruptTexts did https://t.co/tPknRNQ7gy ! “When you don’t want to change, ask: what are you maintaining?” YES! Thank you @triciaebarvia @nenagerman @TchKimPossible @juliaerin80 This is not just about lit. curriculum, it is for ALL teachers! #critlib
— Kelleen (@KelleenLib) September 19, 2018
And here’s a related post from Pernille Ripp: Small Disruptions in Text.
WOW! CHECK OUT PROPUBLICA’S “MISEDUCATION: IS THERE RACIAL INEQUALITY AT YOUR SCHOOL?”
Check out these great resources at the website of Robin DiAngelo, author of “White Fragility.”
Checking Yourself for Bias in the Classroom is from Teaching Tolerance.
GREAT REFLECTION: “THINGS WE (ALL EDUCATORS) NEED TO LEAVE IN 2018”
STUDY FINDS WHITE TEACHERS TEND TO RESPOND TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS MORE NEGATIVELY…
Q and A: How White Educators Can Move Beyond ‘White Fragility’ is from Ed Week.
How to Discuss Race With Black People: FAQ Part 1 — Beginner appeared in Medium.
“What Does It Mean to Be Young, Black, and Female in America?” is a three part series at my latest Education Week Teacher column.
Must Be Nice…… is by Shana White.
Slavery Simulations: Just Don’t is from Teaching Tolerance.
Schools keep teaching slavery and civil rights history in ways that traumatize black students is from Vox.
9 THINGS EDUCATORS CAN DO TO LIBERATE THE MINDS OF BLACK CHILDREN is by Sharif El-Mekki.
“WE ALSO SHOULDN’T LET WHITE PEOPLE OFF THE HOOK”
What’s My Complicity? Talking White Fragility With Robin DiAngelo is from Teaching Tolerance.
GUEST POST: EQUITY & ACCESS IN SCHOOLS
Here’s What I Wish White Teachers Knew When Teaching My Black Children is from The Education Post.
SHOCKING – NOT! NEW STUDY FINDS EDUCATORS TEND TO DISCIPLINE BLACK STUDENTS MORE HARSHLY THAN WHITE STUDENTS
Why Diverse Texts Are Not Enough is by Tricia Ebarvia.
STUDY FINDS THAT BLACK STUDENTS RECEIVE FEWER WARNINGS THAN WHITE BEFORE CONSEQUENCES ESCALATE
White Teacher, Here’s How You Can Successfully Partner With Black Families is by Sharif El-Mekki.
How to Be an Antiracist Educator is by Dena Simmons.
NEW PBS NEWSHOUR VIDEO SEGMENT: “HOW THESE OREGON TEACHERS ARE FIGHTING BACK AGAINST WHITE NATIONALISM”
Nazi Symbols and Racist Memes: Combating School Intolerance is from The NY Times.
Black Boys and White Educators is by Kassandra Minor.
Video Interview With Authors Of “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You” PLUS Free Teaching Guide
Teachers Are People Too: Examining the Racial Bias of Teachers Compared to Other American Adults is from AERA.
THIS IS LIKELY TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF TEACHING ADVICE YOU WILL READ THIS SUMMER
TED has just released this video on YouTube, and you can read the transcript here.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SAYING “ENSLAVED PERSON” & “ENSLAVER”
What should educators know about implicit bias? is from Ed Week.
New teachers mistakenly assume Black students are angry is from The Conversation. I wouldn’t just say “new” teachers.
Educator bias is associated with racial disparities in student achievement and discipline is from Brookings.
Surprise (Not)! New Study Finds Applying Asset-Based Instruction Helps Black Youth Academic Achievement
Tips for Teachers: Developing Instructional Materials about American Indians is from American Indians in Children Literature.
A Simple Way to Self-Monitor for Bias is from Edutopia.
How the racism of ‘good’ teachers can hurt kids is from The Hechinger Report.
Two Important Articles That We White Teachers Could Benefit A Lot From Reading
QUOTE OF THE DAY ON THE TRAUMA AFFECTING “BLACK BOYS”
This Twenty-Minute NPR Segment Today On “How Educators Are Talking to Students About Systemic Racism” Is Definitely Worth A Listen
Here’s How ‘Nice Racism’ Shows Up in Our Schools is from The Education Post.
What I Wish My White Colleagues Knew is by Chanea Bond.
15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work is from The Education Post.
White Women Like Me Dominate the Teaching Profession. Here’s Why That’s a Problem is from Education Post.
It Never Seems to Be a Good Time to Talk About Teachers’ Racism is from Slate.
Stop Talking in Code: Call Them Black Boys is from Learning For Justice.
Important Review Of Research Showing Why We MUST Have Explicit Anti-Racist Classrooms
Decent Ideas On “Small Ways to Be a More Inclusive Colleague”
The Harvard Business Review has a useful article headlined How to Be an Ally to Colleagues After Violence Against Their Community. The authors define “mega-threats” as “Highly publicized, harmful, and often violent events that target marginalized community members.” Unfortunately, these are happening all-too-frequently in the United States.