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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. ADC, which is non-profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan, is the largest Arab-American grassroots civil rights organization in the United States. They offer a selection of resources and lesson plans on Arab culture, history and religion.

The Children’s Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library

Their interactive database allows you to look up books for young children by identity group, topic, or type of book. In order for books to be included in the library they must contain rich, enticing language; beautiful art work; and stories or poems that delight. The books must support child development in one or more of the peace education strands and cannot perpetuate stereotypes about any group of people or carry hurtful messages that misinform children about their world.

The Equity Alliance

Devoted to research and school reform efforts that promote equity, access, participation and outcomes for all students. The Equity Alliance also houses a variety of research based equity related initiatives: International Comparative Research on Educational Equity, The Disability, Culture, and Equity book series, Special Education Leadership grant for School-Wide Equity and Access, International Multilingual Research Journal.

Bullying and Substance Abuse

This piece on bullying does a nice job of sharing information about both perpetrators as well as victims, something I have had trouble finding on other sites. Most work on bullying tends to only focus on victims when, as educators, we know that perpetrators need as much, if not more, support to recognize and address their behavior and underlying issues. In addition, The Bully Project has loads of helpful resources, including some in Spanish. Still waiting for a resource that focuses on race-based bullying!


Oyate means "The People." This NativeAmerican/American Indian advocacy and education organization reviews children’s literature and advocates for Native Americans/American Indians to be portrayed with historical accuracy, cultural appropriateness and without anti-Indian bias and stereotypes.

Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools is a non-profit independent publisher of a quarterly newspaper, an online journal, books, and other social justice based educational materials. They advocate the reform of elementary and secondary public schools with an emphasis on urban schools and issues of equity and social justice.Rethinking Schools remains firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing schools, particularly racism.

Student Activism In School Resource

Resources, Inspiration And Expert Advice For Making A Difference On And Off Campus. Student activism has surged in the last decade, with young campaigners calling on leaders to right wrongs, erase inequalities and secure the future of our planet. But this is nothing new: Student activists led the charge during the Civil Rights Movement and were early adopters of environmentalism. While peaceful protests and petitions are still important parts of their toolbox, today’s student activists are expanding activism to the web and social media. The guide explains what it means to be a student activist and where to find support for certain causes. It also provides tools and guidance on how to create goal-oriented, effective rallies for change.

Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides tools to transform schools into centers of justice based on the belief that schools can provide students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world — or they can fortify the status quo. By drawing direct connections to ‘real world’ issues, they encourage teachers and students to question and re-think the world, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.

Teaching for Tolerance

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. They provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad, including free curricular kits. They also sponsor the annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program.

Of special interest is their Teaching Diverse Students Initiative which offers educators a collection of research-based tools and resources designed to improve the teaching of racially and ethnically diverse students.

WISE: Working to Improve Schools and Education

A list of information and resources about issues in education and teaching, which are a product of ongoing work by Jeff Claus, at Ithaca College and students in one of his courses. The purpose is to help students interested in teaching develop greater sociocultural understanding and skill and a critically reflective framework for making informed decisions about issues of educational policy and practice.

Of special interest is the section on African-American Experience and Issues of Race and Racism in U.S. Schools

The Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms. The website offers more than 85 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.

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While by no means comprehensive, below are links to some  articles that may be useful in your work.


I Don’t See Color, Kids Are Just Kids, Tanisha Davis-Doss

Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression: The Role of Allies as Agents of Change, The Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian

The Production of Whiteness in Education: Asian International Students in a College Classroom, Robin J DiAngelo

Racial Microaggressions Everyday Life Implications for Clinical Practice, Derald Wing Sue, Christina M. Capodilupo, Gina C. Torino, Jennifer M.
Bucceri, Aisha M. B. Holder, Kevin L. Nadal, and Marta Esquilin 

See Baby Discriminate, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Understanding Unconscious Bias and Unintentional Racism, Jean Moule

What White Men Often Don’t Get and What White Women and People of Color Often Don’t Understand, Bill Proudman

White Privilege as an Addiction, Gail K. Golden, Ed.D, LCSW

White Privilege Shapes The U.S., Robert Jensen

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh

White Women: Read This: Race Trumps Gender,  Jennifer Gill


Another Inconvenient Truth: Race and Ethnicity Matter, Willis D. Hawley and Sonia Nieto

Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage

Biracial Identity: Beyond Black and White, Sean Smith

Can They Call Each Other the N Word?, from Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask About African American Students, Gail Thompson 

Educating Students, Carmen A. Rolón

Learning From Latinos: Contexts, Families, and Child Development in Motion, Bruce Fuller and Garcia Coll

Making the Invisible Visible:  Portland’s Native American Community

Practices in the Generation of Capital and Emotional Energy among Urban African American Students in Science Classrooms, Gale Seiler and Rowhea Elmsky

Professional School Counselors and African American Males: Using School/Community to Enhance Academic Performance, Ahmad Rashad Washington

Researching Race in Mathematics Education, Danny Bernard Martin

Rx for Racism: Imperatives for America’s Schools, Gerald J. Pine and Asa G. Hilliard III

Taco Night, Paul C. Gorski

Talking to Children About Race, The Importance of Inviting Difficult Conversations, Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson

“They think you’re lazy,” and Other Messages Black Parents Send Their Black Sons: An Exploration of Critical Race
Theory in the Examination of Educational Outcomes for Black Males
, Rema Reynolds

Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education, Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate IV

Walking a Mile:  A First Step Towards Mutual Understanding.  A Qualitative Study Exploring How Indians and Non-Indians Think About Each Other, Public Agenda, John Doble and Andrew L. Yarrow

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