Locking arms with great writers & thinkers

Some incredible books have deeply influenced this text and we encourage you to check them out: 

Ibram Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist  & Stamped from the Beginning, Molefi Asante's Afrocentricity: The theory of social change, Beverly Daniel Tatum's Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, and really everything by James Baldwin ...just to name a few.

For Educators:

"Race is not simply a benign demographic fact; it is a social force that influences everything that happens in school, and that most educators do not know how to discuss"


Check out The Race Institute for K-12 Educators and read The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

The Atlantic: What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently

Ibram X. Kendi's story in the Sept. 2020 issue: Is This the Beginning of the End of American Racism?

There’s a lot of teacher training needed...Linda Darling-Hammond, President of the California State Board of Education, and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute

What is Whiteness? an interview with Dr. Janet E.. Helms

The Problem with Inclusion: Time to Shift to Belonging by Dwight Vidale for the NAIS Blog

The Atlantic & Gates Foundation with Dr. John B. King: The State of Education: Rebuilding a More Equitable System

Dr. Ali Michael's text
Raising Race Questions: Whiteness & Inquiry in Education

For Everyone:

Influential Authors including

Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy

Imani Perry's  Breathe: A letter to my sons

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me

Isabel Wilkerson's feature in The New York Times Magazine, America's Enduring Caste System and national bestselling books, The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. gave a hint of his Top 10 NYTimes Bestseller, Begin Again in his Time Magazine essay, "Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper"

Resmaa Menakem's My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies

Free Library of Philadelphia - Author Interview with Ijeoma Oluo and her books, So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre

For Listening:

Several podcasts including

Eula Biss' New York Times essay “White Debt,” is an important read and you can listen to an interview with Krista Tippett, "Let's Talk About Whiteness" and getting comfortable with discussing race.

 PBS Tell Me More interview with Bryan Stevenson, one of the country’s leading advocates for racial reconciliation

Oprah Winfrey interviews Isabel Wilkerson about her latest book, Caste: Apple Podcast Series

Ibram X. Kendi on the difference between being "not racist" and antiracist

“1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.

Free Library of Philadelphia - Author Interview with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

The Danger of a Single Story: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Is Transracial Adoption Good For the Society - The Tammi Mac Late Show

Wait til you see our bibliography!

Black children do best when they have positive racial identity – or when they feel good about their racial or ethnic group. Their achievement and well-being depend on it. This book shares research and strategies that support particular approaches to parenting Black children that result in positive racial identity. The well-being of Black children is also tied to their ability to deal with racism. This book shares life skills to help Black children navigate the racism that is so entrenched in U.S. culture.

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A Conversation About Growing Up Black

New York Times Op-Docs


WHYY: Report on Education Inequity

Pa. provides some of the worst opportunities for students of color, reports say


The Notebook: Racially Segregated by School District

Study examines how district boundaries exacerbate school segregation


Research For Action

Educational Opportunity Dashboard and other critical research findings


Teachers of color in Pennsylvania make up only 6% of the workforce

In fact, the gap between the proportion of students of color and teachers of color in Pennsylvania has widened over the past seven years, a gulf that’s historically been among the worst in the nation.


NPR: How the Crisis (COVID-19) is Making Racial Inquality Worse

COVID-19 is killing African Americans at a rate three times higher than white people. The health crisis, however, is also an economic crisis, and the virus is clobbering these communities on this front, too.


Unequal Treatment

Confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. A report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies


‘Just Make It Home’: The Unwritten Rules Blacks Learn To Navigate Racism In America

Kaiser Health News


An Afrocentric culturally informed praxis

The Afrocentric Praxis of Teaching for Freedom explains and illustrates how an African worldview, as a platform for culture-based teaching and learning, helps educators to retrieve African heritage and cultural knowledge which have been historically discounted and decoupled from teaching and learning.


Student loan debt adds to racial wealth disparities

Marketplace interview with Fenaba Addo aired October 27, 2020 and discussed the research findings


The Role of Banks in Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Closing the racial wealth gap is one of the biggest challenges to creating a fair and equitable society. It’s also critical to an inclusive economic recovery. Recent research by Citi found that if the racial gaps for Blacks had been closed 20 years ago, US GDP could have benefited by an estimated $16 trillion. Listen to a conversation with experts in the financial industry about how banks big and small are working together to increase the flow of capital into diverse communities.


For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies

"Sometimes living with privilege can disillusion us into thinking that being in community with other humans doesn’t require work. This is a lie; it requires a great deal of work. And all of that work requires being a human and trying to love other humans well."


The Burden of Being ‘On Point’

Too often, traumatized Black boys’ behavior is pathologized. It’s actually rational.
The Atlantic April 2021