Anti-Racism Resources for Teachers

Literature for students

10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism

Middle School Diversity Literature

Early Childhood Diversity Literature

Films for learning more

Race: The Power of an Illusion (2003) Larry Adelman

Traces of the Trade (2006)            Katrina Browne

The Way Home (1995)                     Shakti Butler

Mirrors of Privilege (2007)                Shakti Butler

Teens Talk Racial Privilege (2010)        Ali Michael

The Danger of a Single Story (2009)    A TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie

A Girl Like Me                                      Kiri Davis

Dark Girls (2011)                                  Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry

Powerful Blog Posts

How the Rules of Racism are Different for Asian Americans by Matthew Salesses

Interview with my Bully: When I confronted my bully about racism        by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

News Stories

Racist Backlash Over Indian American Miss America: This article demonstrates how many White Americans still equate Americanness with Whiteness

Ghetto Tracker – The app that helps rich avoid poor: Our country is so stratified by socioeconomic status, people are devising tools to ensure they do not stray into poor neighborhoods.

Aziz Ansari shows how to confront racist comments with humor:  For people who are unsure how to respond to racism, Ansari is a master.

Re-imagining Disney Princesses: This page would be great for an art project imagining all kinds of Disney Princesses who aren’t White.  Might make a great lesson paired with the Miss America story above.

7 year old Straight A student expelled because of “dreadlocks”: Not only does Whiteness continue to define beauty in the U.S., but Blackness continues to be vilified and punished.




Race: Are we so different? helps individuals of all ages better understand the origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life by investigating race and human variation through the framework of science.

Welcoming Schools, a curriculum of the Human Rights Campaign, offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.

Teaching For Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world.

Rethinking Schools advocates the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.

Teaching Tolerance is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and families to take action for a more just world.