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Anti-Racism Resources

This bibliography includes a list of journal articles, books and book chapters, videos, and online resources focusing on anti-racism, critical race theories, and decolonization.

Getting Started

The following article and book provide an excellent primer on anti-racism and anti-racist research methodologies.

  • Dei, G. (2005). Chapter One: Critical Issues in Anti-racist Research Methodologies: AN INTRODUCTION. Counterpoints, 252, 1-27. http://www.jstor.org/stable/42978742
  • Kendi, Ibram X. (2019). How to Be an Antiracist. One World.

Media Resources

Media Resources

Bell Hooks: Moving from Pain to Power I. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpKuLl-GC0M.

Barnor Hesse - Raceocracy: How the Racial Exception Proves the Racial Rule. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCAyQNWteUA

Critical Race Studies in Education Association. (2017). CRSEA Home. https://www.crsea.org/

Deggans, E. (Host). (2020, August 25). 'Not Racist' Is Not Enough: Putting In The Work To Be Anti-Racist. National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/2020/08/24/905515398/not-racist-is-not-enough-putting-in-the-work-to-be-anti-racist

Givens, J.A. (2021, May 21). What’s Missing From the Discourse About Anti-racist Teaching. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/whats-missing-from-the-discourse-about-anti-racist-teaching/618947/

Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, & Mixed Methodologies. (2020). ICQCM Home. https://www.icqcm.org/

Senna, D. (2021, August 3). Robin DiAngelo and the Problem With Anti-racist Self-Help. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/09/martin-learning-in-public-diangelo-nice-racism/619497/

Kendi, I.X. (2021, July 9). There is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/opponents-critical-race-theory-are-arguing-themselves/619391/

North, A. (2020, June 3). What it means to be anti-racist. Vox. https://www.vox.com/2020/6/3/21278245/antiracist-racism-race-books-resources-antiracism

Rosario, I. (2020, June 6). This List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea. National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/06/06/871023438/this-list-of-books-films-and-podcasts-about-racism-is-a-start-not-a-panacea

Race, Racism and Racial Justice Resources. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/race-racism-and-racial-justice-resources

Biewen, J. (Host). Seeing White. Scene on Radio. https://www.sceneonradio.org

Tools for Racial Justice. https://tools4racialjustice.net/

Reading List: Anti-racism and Anti-racist Research

Anti-racism and Anti-racist Research

Ahadi, H.S., & Guerrero, L.A. (2020). Decolonizing your syllabus, an anti-racist guide for your college. https://www.asccc.org/content/decolonizing-your-syllabus-anti-racist-guide-your-college

Ahmed, S. (2006). The Nonperformativity of Antiracism. Meridians, 7(1), 104-126. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40338719

Akamine, J.A., Risdon, N., Lamsma, M., Hambrick, A., Jun, A. (2019). Incorporating Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the College Classroom. Race & Pedagogy Journal, 3(2), 1-27. https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1045&context=rpj

Aptheker, H. (1992). Anti-racism in U.S. history: The first 200 years. Greenwood Press.

Davis, A. (2003). Are prisons obsolete? Seven Stories Press.

Kaba, M. (2021). We do this ‘til we free us: Abolitionist organizing and transforming justice. Haymarket Books.

Katz, J. (1978). White awareness: Handbook for anti-racism training. University of Oklahoma Press. https://archive.org/details/whiteawarenessha00katz/page/n7/mode/2up

Kendi, Ibram X. (2019). How to Be an Antiracist. One World.

Lee, E., Menkart, D., & Okazawa (1998). Beyond heroes and holidays: A practical guide to K-12 anti-racist multicultural education and staff development. Network of Educators on the Americas. https://www.teachingforchange.org/books/our-publications/beyond-heroes-and-holidays

Reading list: Critical Race Theories

Critical Race Theories and Critical Whiteness Studies

Bell, D. A. (1990). After we’re gone: Prudent speculations on America in a post-racial epoch. In R. Delgado and J. Stefancic (Eds.). (2000), Critical race theory: The cutting edge, 2nd edition (pp. 2-8). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Bergerson, A. A. (2003). Critical race theory and white racism: Is there room for white scholars in fighting racism in education? Qualitative Studies in Education, 16(1), 51-63.

Bernal, D. D. (2002). Critical Race Theory, Latino Critical Theory, and Critical Raced-Gendered epistemologies: Recognizing students of color as holders and creators of knowledge. Qualitative Inquiry, 8(1), 105-126.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. (2011). “The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in Contemporary America.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35(2), 1–22. https://doi:10.1080/01419870.2011.613997.

Bonilla-Silva, E. (2003). Racism without racists: Color-Blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in the United States. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Castleden, H., Sylvestre, P., Martin, D., & McNally, M. (2015). "I don't think that any peer review committee... would ever 'get' what I currently do": How institutional metrics for success and merit risk perpetuating the (re)production of colonial relationships in community-based participatory research involving indigenous peoples in Canada. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 6(4), 1.

Covarrubias, A., Nava, P. E., Lara, A., Burciaga, R., Vélez, V. N., & Solorzano, D. G. (2018). Critical race quantitative intersections: A testimonio analysis. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(2), 253–273. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2017.1377412

Crawford, C. E. (2019). The one-in-ten: Quantitative Critical Race Theory and the education of the ‘new (white) oppressed.’ Journal of Education Policy, 34(3), 423–444. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2018.1531314

Crawford, C., Demack, S., Gillborn, D., & Warmington, P. (2018). Quants and crits: Using numbers for social justice (or, how not to be lied to with statistics) (J. DeCuir-Gunby, T. Chapman, & P. Schutz, Eds.). Routledge. https://www.crcpress.com/Understanding-Critical-Race-Research-Methods-and-Methodologies-Lessons/DeCuir-Gunby-Chapman-Schutz/p/book/9781138294707

Delgado, R., & Stefancic, J. (2001). Critical race theory: An introduction. New York: New York University Press.

Garcia, N. M., López, N., & Vélez, V. N. (2018). QuantCrit: Rectifying quantitative methods through critical race theory. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(2), 149–157. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2017.1377675

Harper, S. R. (2010). An anti-deficit achievement framework for research on students of color in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010(148), 63–74. https://doi.org/10.1002/ir.362

Ladson-Billings, G. (2000). Racialized discourses and ethnic epistemologies. In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition (pp. 257-277). Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Scheurich, J. J., & Young, M. (1997). Coloring epistemologies: Are our research epistemologies racially biased? Educational Researcher, 26(4), 4-16.

Reading list: Indigenous and Decolonizing Approaches

Indigenous and Decolonizing Approaches

Brown, L., & Strega, S. (Eds.). (2005). Research as resistance: critical, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches. Toronto: Canadian Scholars.

Cadwallader, N., Quigley, C., Yazzie-Mintz, T. (2011). Enacting decolonized methodologies: The doing of research in educational communities. Qualitative Inquiry (18)1, 3-15.

Cajete, Gregory. 2000. Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence. New Mexico: Clear Light Publishers.

Chilisa, B. (2012). Indigenous research methodologies. Los Angeles: Sage.

Fricker, M. (2007). Epistemic injustice: Power and the ethics of knowing. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Grande, S. (2004). Red Pedagogy: Native American social and political thought. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Lambert, L. (2014). Research for Indigenous survival: Indigenous research methodologies in the behavioral sciences. Brantford, ON: Salish Kootenai College Press.

Nunavut Research Institute and Inuit Tapirisat of Canada. 2007. Negotiating Research Relationships with Inuit Communities: a Guide for Researchers. http://www.itk.ca/sites/default/files/Negotitiating-Research-Relationships-Researchers-Guide.pdf

Reardon, J., & TallBear. K. (2012). “Your DNA Is Our History”: Genomics, Anthropology, and the Construction of Whiteness as Property.” Current Anthropology, 53(5), S233–45. https://doi:10.1086/662629.

Research involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada;http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/chapter9-chapitre9/

Tuhiwai Smith, L. (2012). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and Indigenous peoples. New York: Zed Books Ltd.

Who Owns Native Culture? http://www.williams.edu/go/native/