Being an anti-racist college of education means, in part, that we will have multiple and repeated opportunities to grapple with and disrupt systems, policies, and practices that perpetuate injustices for racial and other marginalized populations. In order to do this effectively, faculty, students, and staff will need to expand their awareness and knowledge about the historical legacy of racism in this country and how it is embedded deeply within the social fabric of education and society. The resources provided here will help shift our frames of reference and expand forms of knowledge; thus, giving us tools and information to disrupt dominant narratives that perpetuate social inequities.
- Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Decentering Whiteness: Teaching Antiracism on a Predominantly White Campus by Michael D. Smith and Eve Tuck
- Disrupting Postsecondary Prose: Toward a Critical Race Theory of Higher Education by Lori D. Patton
- Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil by Susan Neiman
- Books on Diversity in Education available in the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC)
- Books on Anti-racism available through METRC and through NC State Libraries
Webinars and Videos
- Confronting Systemic Racism Webinars by the Hunt Institute
- I am my Grandmother’s Granddaughter: Indigenous Resilience in the Academy, a TEDx from Brittany Danielle Hunt of the Lumbee Indian Tribe
- Responding to Insurrection: How Do We Talk With Students?, a webinar from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education
- “Knowledge Construction, the Canon Debate, and the Education of Citizens in Diverse Societies,” a talk by James A. Banks, Ph.D., Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington
- “Racelighting in the Normal Realities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” a webinar based on the scholarly brief by J. Luke Wood, Ph.D., and Frank Harris II, Ed.D., of the Black Minds Matter Coalition.
- Online anti-racism training offered by the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
- “Becoming Anti-Racist ELA Teachers”, by Assistant Professors of English Education and Literacy Michelle Falter, Ph.D., Chandra Alston, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D.
- “Strategies for doing the right something in times of racial injustice” co-authored by Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., and Ashley M. Gray, Ph.D., for Diversity in Research Jobs
- “An anthropology of lying: Trump and the political sociality of moral outrage” authored by Carole McGranahan from the University of Colorado Boulder for the Journal of the American Ethnological Society
- “In The Lies That Bind, Kwame Anthony Appiah Takes on Identity Politics” by Sahil Handa for Yahoo! News
- “Becoming Anti-Racist English Teachers: Ways to Actively Move Forward,” a white paper by Assistant Professors of English Education and Literacy Michelle Falter, Ph.D., Chandra Alston, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D.
- “Racelighting in the Normal Realities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” a scholarly brief by J. Luke Wood, Ph.D., and Frank Harris II, Ed.D., of the Black Minds Matter Coalition.
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) at NC State offers a number of resources to help support members of the university community. OIED houses a collection of books, websites, videos, podcasts, articles, trainings, and virtual recordings available to the NC State community.