A Partial List of Resources About Race, Racism, Critical Race Theory, and Other Things: Films, Books, Articles, Websites, Museums, Music, and Other Resources

Film/Television

  • I am Not Your Negro (Prime and Netflix)
  • The Hate U Give (Prime)
  • The Uncomfortable Truth (Prime)
  • Birth of a Movement (prime)
  • Sis, You Okay? (Prime)
  • The FBI’s War on Black America (Prime)
  • The Aryans: The Madness of Racism (Prime)
  • Two Black Men A Week (Prime)
  • The Wire (HBO)
  • Kill the Messenger (Netflix)
  • Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding Schools
  • An Outrage: A Documentary About Lynching in the American South
  • Latinos Beyond the Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype
  • Precious Knowledge: Fighting for Mexican American Studies in Arizona Schools
  • The Illusionists: The Globalization of Beauty
  • Frontline’s Race: The Power of Illusion
  • Ranita Ray’s Ted Talk
  • Patriot Act (Netflix)
  • Blackish (Prime)
  • The Trail of Tears: The Cherokee Legacy
  • At the River I Stand (Prime)
  • The Struggle in the Fields
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Prime)
  • Skokie
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • White Like Me
  • The Road to Brown
  • This American Life – episode: The Problem We All Live With
  • Space Traders for Derrick Bell
  • Precious Knowledge
  • Intersectionality Say Her Name (YouTube)
  • America to Me (Prime)
  • TQPOC activism in SanFrancisco(https://www.colorlines.com/articles/icymi-watch-queer-and-trans-activists-color-shut-down-san-franciscos-historic-castro)
  • No Más Bebés (pbs.org)
  • Slavery by Another Name (pbs.org)
  • How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime (ted.com)
  • Chimamanda Adichie – The Danger of a Single Story (ted.com)
  • Chimamanda Accidie – We Should All be Feminists (ted.com)
  • ‘Make Space For That”: Discussing Gender, Race, & Representation with Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross (https://janetmock.com/2014/10/02/tracee-ellis-ross-black-ish-interview/)
  • A Radical Experiment in Empathy (ted.com)
  • Good Docs: Social Issue Documentaries For Your Classroom, Campus, and Community (https://www.gooddocs.net)
  • Bryan Stevenson – We Need to Talk About an Injustice (ted.com)

YouTube/Facebook Clips

Websites of Films

Scholarly Books

  • Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education – Edited by Edward Taylor, David Gillborn, and Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide – by Carol Anderson
  • So You Want to Talk About Race – by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Teaching For Black Lives – edited by Dyan Watson
  • Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education – Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo
  • Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (or any of the essays within) – by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States – by Paul Ortiz
  • The Fire Next Time – by James Baldwin
  • Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party – by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin
  • Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge – Edited by Richard Delgado
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls – by Monique Morris
  • How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America – by Moustafa Bayoumi
  • …But I’m Not Racist! Tools for Well Meaning Whites – by Kathy Obear
  • Who We Be: The Colorization of America – by Jeff Chang
  • The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options – by Walter D. Mignolo
  • Race Frameworks: A Multidimensional Theory of Racism and Education – by Zeus Leonardo
  • Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom – by Lisa Delpit
  • The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children – by Gloria Ladson Billings
  • The Miseducation of the West: How Schools and the Media Distort Our Understanding of the Islamic World – Edited by Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg
  • Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Immigrant Families in the West – by Kavitha Rajagopalan
  • Managers of Virtue: Public School Leadership in America, 1820-1980 – by David Tyack and Elisabeth Hansot
  • Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools – by Jonathan Kozol
  • Successful Failure: The School America Builds – by Hervé Varenne and Ray McDermott
  • Ain’t No Makin’ It: Aspirations & Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood – by Jay McLeod
  • The World We Created at Hamilton High – by Gerald Grant
  • More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing – Edited by Jesse Hagopian
  • Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives – Edited by James A. Banks
  • Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity, 6thed. – Edited by Charles A. Gallagher
  • Race and Society – by Tina G. Patel
  • Racisms: An Introduction – by Steve Garner
  • Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority – by Tim Wise
  • Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity – by Tim Wise
  • Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideology – by Margaret Zamudio, Christopher Russell, Francisco Rios, and Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman
  • The Danger of a Single Story – by Chimamanda Adichie
  • Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education – by Marvin Lynn and Adrienne Dixson
  • “Multiplication is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children – by Lisa Delpit
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – by Michelle Alexander
  • Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race – by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
  • Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – by Ibram X. Kendi
  • How to Be an Antiracist – by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. DuBois
  • Tales of Two Americas: Tales of Inequality in a Divided Nation –  edited by John Freeman
  • The Sun Does Shine: How I found Life and Freedom on Death Row – by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin
  • A People’s History of American Empire – by Howard Zinn
  • Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People about Race – by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower – by Brittney C. Cooper
  • A Half Century of Occupation: Israel, Palestine, and the World’s Most Intractable Conflict – by Gershon Shafir
  • Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses – by Lawrence Ross
  • Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century – by Barbara Ransby
  • Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life – by Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson
  • Fire in the Ashes – by Jonathan Kozol
  • I Am Not Your Negro – by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck
  • White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America – by Nancy Isenberg
  • This Muslim Life – by Moustafa Bayoumi
  • A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present – by Howard Zinn
  • Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity – by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Ron Eyerman, Bernhard Giesen, Neil J. Smelser, Piotr Sztompka
  • Lessons Learned from Field Studies of Several Leading School Reform Strategies – edited by William T. Pink and George W. Noblit
  • Act Your Age! A Cultural Construction of Adolescence – by Nancy Lesko
  • Colormute: Race Talk Dilemas in an American School – by Mica Pollock
  • Everyday Antiracism – by Mica Pollock
  • Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools – by Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond
  • Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life – by Annette Lareau
  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment – by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End – by John Willinsky
  • High-Need Schools: Changing the Dialogue – edited by Devin Thornburg and Anne M. Mungai
  • Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings – edited by Alan S. Canastrari and Bruce A. Marlowe
  • Faces at the Bottom of the Well – by Derrick Bell
  • I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde – edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms – by Tyrone Howard
  • The Battle for Justice in Palestine – by Ali Abunimah
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement – by Angela Y. Davis
  • Against Our Better Judgement: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel – by Alison Weir
  • Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought – by Sandy Grande
  • Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education: Mapping the Long View – by Linda Tuhiwai Smith
  • The Wretched of the Earth – by Frantz Fanon
  • The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account – by Bartolomé de las Casas
  • Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States – by Su’ad Abdul Khabeer
  • Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin – by Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
  • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race – by Derald Wing Sue
  • Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation – by Beverly Tatum and Theresa Perry

Fiction Books

  • The Hate U Give – by Angie Thomas
  • All American Boys – by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Gabi, Girl in Pieces – by Isabel Quintero
  • Americanah – Chimamanda Adichie
  • White Teeth – by Zadie Smith
  • The Round House – by Louise Erdrich
  • The Buddha in the Attic – by Julie Otsuka
  • The Blue Between Sky and Water – by Susan Abulhawa
  • Mornings in Jenin: A Novel – by Susan Abulhawa
  • The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel – by Swyn Joukhadar
  • Homegoing – by Yaa Gyasi
  • Salvage the Bones – by Jesmyn Ward
  • The God of Small Things – by Arundhati Roy
  • Things Fall Apart (Books 1-3) – by Chinua Achebe
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – by Zora Neale Hurston
  • American Copper – by Shann Ray
  • Invisible Man – by Ralph Ellison

Memoir/Autobiography/Biography Books

  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – by David Grann
  • Barrio Princess: Growing Up in Texas – by Consuelo Samarripa
  • Notes of a Native Son – by James Baldwin
  • Men We Reaped – by Jesmyn Ward
  • Tulalip: From My Heart – by Harriette Shelton Dover
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – by Bryan Stevenson
  • White Like Me – by Tim Wise
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir – by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Night – by Elie Wiesel
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – by Rebecca Skloot
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – by Malala Yousafzai
  • You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – by Sherman Alexie
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – by Maya Angelou
  • I am Troy Davis – by Jen Marlowe and Martina Davis-Correia
  • Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations – by Mira Jacob

Creative Works

  • Persepolis and Persepolis 2– by Marjane Satrapi
  • Citizen: An American Lyric – by Claudia Rankine
  • The White Card: A Play – by Claudia Rankine
  • March Books One-Three – by John Lewis
  • The House on Mango Street – by Sandra Cisneros
  • New Poets of Native Nations – edited by Heid E. Erdrich
  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete – by Tupac Amaru Shakur

Articles

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching – by Geneva Gay
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy – by Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice – by Django Paris
  • What Are We Seeking to Sustain through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy? A Loving Critique Forward – by Django Paris and H. Samy Alim
  • The Hidden Half: A History of Native American Women’s Education – by Deirdre A. Almeida
  • “I Was Born Here, but My Home, It’s Not Here”: Educating for Democratic Citizenship in an Era of Transnational Migration and Global Conflict – by Thea Renda Abu El-Haj
  • Toward a Tribal Critical Race Theory in Education – by Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
  • Normative White Femininity: Race, Gender and the Politics of Beauty – by Kathy Deliovsky
  • Who Really Cares? The Disenfranchisement of African American Males in PreK-12 Schools: A Critical Race Theory Perspective – by Tyrone C. Howard
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail – by Martin Luther King, Jr. (https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html)
  • Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack – by Peggy McIntosh (http://www.antiracistalliance.com/Unpacking.html)
  • From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt: Understanding Achievement in U.S. Schools – by Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • Rethinking Achievement Gap Talk in Urban Education – by H. R. Milner
  • Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics – by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Using Latina/o Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) and Racist Nativism to Explore Intersectionality in the Educational Experiences of Undocumented Chicana College Students – by L. Huber
  • Asian Pacific Americans and Critical Race Theory: An Examination of School Racial Climate – by R.T. Teranishi
  • Brown Plus 50 Counter-Storytelling: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of the “Majoritarian Achievement Gap” Story – by Bettina Love
  • Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy as a Form of Liberatory Praxis – by A.A. Akom
  • Critical Race Media Projects: Counterstories and Praxis (Re)Claim Chicana/o Experiences – by S. M. Alemán and E. Alemán
  • Contextualizing Asian American Education Through Critical Race Theory: An Example of U.S. Pilipino College Student Experiences – by T. L. Buenavista, U. M. Jayakumar, and K. Misa-Escalante
  • Native Mascots and Ethnic Fraud in Higher Education: Using Tribal Critical Race Theory and the Interest Convergence Principle as an Analytic Tool – by A. E. Castagno and S. J. Lee
  • The Process of Reflexión in Bridging Testimonios Across Lived Experience – by M. M. Espino, I. I. Vega, L. I. Rendon, J. J. Ranero, and M. M. Muñiz
  • Beyond Inclusion: Critical Race Theory and Participatory Budgeting – by C. Su
  • “Just let the Worst Students Go”: A Critical Case Analysis of Public Discourse About Race, Merit, and Worth – by S. Zirkel and T. M. Pollack
  • The Forgotten Tale of How Black Psychiatrists Helped Make ‘Sesame Street’ – by Anne Harrington (https://www.thedailybeast.com/chester-pierce-the-forgotten-tale-of-how-a-black-psychiatrist-helped-make-sesame-street?ref=scroll)
  • Whose Culture Has Capital? A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth – by Tara J. Yosso

Music

Race

  • Beyonce’s Formation
  • Kendrick Lamar’s The Blacker the Berry
  • Common and John Legend’s Glory
  • Eminem White America
  • Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come
  • Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit
  • En Vogue’s Free Your Mind
  • Lady Gaga’s Angel Down
  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s A Wake
  • Midnight Oil’s Beds are Burning
  • Kermit the Frog’s Bein’ Green
  • Michael Jackson’s Black or White
  • Bob Marley’s War
  • Kool Moe Dee’s Pump Your Fist
  • Childish Gambino’s This is America
  • Joey Bada$$’s Land of the Free
  • Joey Bada$$’s For My People
  • Jamila Woods’ VRY BLK
  • Kendrick Lamar Alright
  • Common and John Legend’s Glory
  • Daye Jack Hands Up
  • Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis White Privilege II
  • Nas’ Cops Shot the Kid
  • Nas’ Not for Radio
  • Nas’ Everything
  • Nas’ White Label
  • The Last Poets’ Run N****r
  • Solange’s Don’t Touch My Hair
  • N.W.A.’s F**k the Police
  • 2Pac’s Changes
  • 2Pac’s Keep Ya Head Up
  • 2Pac’s Me Against the World
  • The Roots’ What They Do
  • Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
  • Kanye West’s New Slaves
  • Killer’s Mike Reagan
  • Kendrick Lamar’s i
  • India.Arie’s I Am Not My Hair
  • Watts Prophets’ Dem N*****s Ain’t Playing
  • Watts Prophets’ Amerkkka
  • Logic’s Everybody
  • Logic’s Black Spiderman
  • Queen Latifah’s U.N.I.T.Y.
  • Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Care About Us
  • Kendrick Lamar’s Ab-Souls Outro
  • YG’s Police Get Away Wit Murder
  • Common’s On the Corner
  • Common’s Testify
  • Eazy-E’s Boyz-n-the-Hood
  • Eminem’s White America
  • Ice Cube’s It Was a Good Day
  • Kendrick Lamar’s Damn
  • Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta
  • Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise
  • 2Pac’s They Don’t Give a F*** About Us
  • 2Pac’s So Many Tears
  • 2Pac’s Dear Mama
  • 2Pac’s To Live and Die in L.A.

War and Conflict

  • Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower
  • Metallica’s One
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Devils and Dust
  • Iron Maiden’s Run to the Hills
  • Black Sabbath’s War Pigs
  • Joan Baez’s The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • Edwin Starr’s War
  • Prince’s 1999
  • U2’s Sunday, Bloody Sunday
  • The Cranberries’ Zombie
  • The Clash’s London Calling
  • Bob Marley’s Buffalo Soldier

Education

  • Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall
  • J. Cole’sSchool Daze
  • Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World
  • The Jackson 5’s ABC
  • D12’s Revelation
  • Alice Cooper’s School’s Out
  • Nas’ I Can
  • Eminem’s Brain Damage
  • J. Cole’s College Boy
  • Slick Rick’s Hey Young World
  • Pete Seeger’s What Did You Learn in School Today?
  • Akala’s Get Educated

Human Rights

  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Same Love
  • Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On
  • Will.I.Am’s Yes We Can
  • Ani DiFranco’s Amendment
  • Matisyahu’s One Day
  • Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind
  • Garth Brooks’ We Shall Be Free
  • Bob Marley’s One Love
  • Yusuf Islam’s My People (A Song for Egypt)
  • John Lennon’s Imagine
  • Bob Marley’s Redemption Song
  • Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror
  • Any song from http://www.amnesty.org.uk/sites/default/files/yhrs_additional_human_rights_songs_2014.pdf

Social Movements

  • Public Enemy’s Fight the Power
  • Woody Guthrie’s This Machine Kills Fascists
  • James Brown’s Say it Loud: I’m Black and I’m Proud
  • The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band’s Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
  • Aretha Franklin’s Respect
  • Bob Dylan’s Only a Pawn in Their Game
  • Barry McGuire’s Eve of Destruction
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young’s Ohio
  • Bob Marley’s Get Up Stand Up
  • Gil Scott-Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • Mahalia Jackson’s We Shall Overcome
  • Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions’ People Get Ready
  • Shirley Verrett’s Oh Freedom

Museums

Other Resources

 

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