Anti-racist Pedagogy Reading List 2020

In part compiled by Andrea Aebersold, Ph. D – University of California, Irvine — 

Akamine Phillips, Jennifer; Risdon, Nate; Lamsma, Matthew; Hambrick, Angelica; & Jun, Alexander (2019). Barriers and strategies by white faculty who incorporate antiracist pedagogy. Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice, 3(2).

Alexander, M. (2020 – updated edition) The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press

Ash, A. N.; Hill, R.; Risdon, S. & Jun, A. (2020) Anti-racism in higher education: A model for change. Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice, 4(3).

Baldwin, J. (1963, December 21) “A Talk to Teachers.” The Saturday Review, 42-44.

Blackwell, D.M. (2010) Sidelines and separate spaces: Making education antiracist for students  of color. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 13(4) pp. 473–494.

Blakeney, A. M. (2005) Antiracist Pedagogy: Definition, Theory, and Professional Development. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2 (1) pp. 119–132

Case, K.A. (2013). Deconstructing privilege: Teaching and learning as allies in the classroom. New York: Routledge

Case, K. A. (Ed.) (2017). Intersectional pedagogy: Complicating identity and social justice. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Cole, C.E. (2017) Culturally sustaining pedagogy in higher education: Teaching so that black lives matter. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 36(8) pp. 736–750.

Condon, F. & Young, V.A. (eds) (2017). Performing antiracist pedagogy in rhetoric, writing, and communication. Fort Collins: The WAC Clearinghouse

D’Angelo, R. (2018). White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism. Boston: Beacon Press.

Douglass Horsford, S., Grosland, T. J., & Morgan Gunn, K. (2011). Pedagogy of the personal and professional: Considering culturally relevant and antiracist pedagogy as a framework for culturally relevant leadership. Journal of School Leadership, 21(4).

Freire, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Continuum

Giroux, Henry A. (2003). Spectacles of race and pedagogies of denial: Anti-black racist pedagogy under the reign of neoliberalism. Communication Education, 52(191-4), pp.191-211.

Haynes, C. (2017). Dismantling the white supremacy embedded in our classrooms: White  faculty in pursuit of more equitable educational outcomes. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 29(1), 87-107

Haynes, C., & Patton, L. D. (2019). From racial resistance to racial consciousness: Engaging white stem faculty in pedagogical transformation. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 22(2), 85–98.

Hooks, b. (1994) Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom. New York: Routledge.

Howell, A. & Tuitt, F. (2003) Race and higher education: rethinking pedagogy in diverse college classrooms. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review

Inoue, A. B. (2015). Antiracist writing assessment ecologies: Teaching and assessing writing for a socially just future. Fort Collins: Parlor Press/WAC Clearinghouse

Inoue, A. B. (2019). Ccccc chair’s address: how do we language so people stop killing each other, or what do we do about white language supremacy. CCC 71.2

Jenkins, C. (2016). Addressing white privilege in higher education. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 20(4), 121-126. Retrieved from

Jenkins, C. M. (2018). Educators, question your level of cultural responsiveness. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 2(2), 15-23. https://digitalc

Jenkins, C. (2018). Intersectional considerations in teaching diversity. In Carter, N & Vavrus, M. (Eds.), Intersectionalities of Race, Class, and Gender with Teaching and Teacher Education: Movement Toward Equity in Education. Leiden. The Netherlands: Brill/Sense. DOI:

Jenkins, C., & Alfred, M. (2018). Understanding the motivation and transformation of White culturally responsive professors. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 24(1), 81-99.

Joseph, N. M., Haynes, C., Cobb, F. (Eds.). (2016). Interrogating whiteness and relinquishing power: White faculty’s commitment to racial consciousness STEM classrooms New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Kailin, J. (2002). Antiracist education: From theory to practice. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc

Kandaswamy, P. (2007). Beyond colorblindness and multiculturalism: Rethinking antiracist pedagogy in the university classroom. Radical Teacher, 80(6)

Kendi, I.X. (2019). How to Be an Antiracist. New York: One World

Kendi, I.X. (2017). Stamped from the beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America. New York: Bold Type Books

Kishimoto, K. (2018) Antiracist pedagogy: from faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom. Race Ethnicity and Education, 2(4), pp.540-554, DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2016.1248824

Lawrence, S. M. & Tatum, B. (1997). Teachers in transition: The impact of antiracist professional development on classroom practice. Teachers College Record, 99, 162–180

Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Joshua Abreu & Abdul Abad (2019)  Racially  liberatory  pedagogy: A Black Lives Matter approach to education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32(9), pp., 1125-1145, DOI: 10.1080/09518398. 2019.1645904

Oluo, I. (2019). So you want to talk about race? New York: Seal Press.

Phillips, C.B. & Derman-Sparks, L. (1997). Teaching/learning anti-racism: A developmental approach. New York: Teachers College Press.

Picower, B. (2009) The unexamined Whiteness of teaching: How White teachers maintain and enact dominant racial ideologies, Race Ethnicity and Education, 12:2, 197-215, DOI: 10.1080/13613320902995475

Pierce, Andrew J. J. (2016). Interest Convergence: An alternative to white privilege models of antiracist pedagogy and practice. Teaching Philosophy, 39(4), pp. 507–530

Saad, L.F. (2020). Me and white supremacy: Combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor. Naperville: Sourcebooks

Schick, C. (2000) ‘By Virtue of Being White’: Resistance in Anti-Racist Pedagogy. Race Ethnicity and Education, 3(1) pp. 83–101.

Sue, D. W. (2015) Race talk and the conspiracy of silence: Understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

Tatum, B.D. (2017). Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race. New York: Basic Books.

Torino, G. C. (2015) Examining biases and white privilege : Classroom teaching strategies that promote cultural competence. Women & Therapy, 38(3-4) pp. 295–307

Tuitt, F. (2003b). Afterword: Realizing a more inclusive  pedagogy.  In A. Howell,  & F. Tuitt (Eds.), Race and higher education: Rethinking pedagogy in diverse college classrooms (pp. 243– 268). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review.

Tuitt, F., Haynes, C. & Stewart, S. (Eds.), (2016). Race, equity, and the learning environment: The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus

Tuitt, F., Haynes, C. & Stewart, S. (2018), Transforming the Classroom at Traditionally White Institutions to Make Black Lives Matter. To Improve the Academy, 37, pp. 63-76. doi:10.1002/tia2.20071

Wagner, A. (2005). Unsettling the academy: Working through the challenges of antiracist pedagogy. Race Ethnicity and Education, 8(3), 261-275.

Other Sources

  • 11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism
  • The 1619 Project
  • Black Lives Matter
  • The Danger of a Single Story
  • A Guide to Coded Language in Education
  • Harvard Implicit Bias Test
  • Is Your University Racist?
  • White Supremacy Culture in Organizations
  • 2019 interview between Beverly Daniel Tatum and Robin D’Angelo on race and racism in higher ed.