Race and Teaching

On this page you'll find various tools such as books, podcasts and videos to support teachers' critical reflection on the role of race and identity in their teaching practices.


Children's Developmental Understanding of Race
Graphic Depicting research related to racial issues with young children
They’re Not too Young to Talk About Race

This graphic is backed by research, showing the beliefs about race that children develop at an early age.

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (9th ed.)
Banks, J. A., & McGee Banks, C. A.
Wiley & Sons (2016)
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (3rd ed.).
Gay, G.
Teachers College Press (2018)
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.
Hammond, Z., & Jackson, Y.
Corwin (2015)
“These Kids Are Out of Control”: Why We Must Reimagine “Classroom Management” for Equity.
Milner, R. et al.
Corwin (2019)
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World.
Paris, D., & Alim, H. S.
Teachers College Press (2017)
Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (2nd Ed) .
by Paul C. Gorski & Seema G. Pothini 
Reclaiming The Multicultural Roots of U.S. Curriculum: Communities of Color and Official Knowledge in Education
by Wayne Au, Anthony L. Brown, & Dolores Calderón
Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy 
by Gholdy Muhammad

Microaggressions in K-12 classrooms

The Difference between Being "Not Racist" and Antiracist | Ibram X.

The Myth of Race 

This video talks about how books can be used to show the world around them and to reflect the identity of children.

This video shares the experiences of young adults who had to speak on behalf of their parents and the effect it had on them.

A brief video explaining systematic racism

This documentary aligns well with Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow.” It provides a backdrop for racism in America and how that has led to mass incarceration.

Debunking The Most Common Myths White People Tell About Race | Think | NBC News

Gender Identity and Pronouns - What Will You Teach The World?

Why we must confront the painful parts of US history.

Podcasts & TED Talks
The Problem We All Live With
This American Life
Leading Equity
Leading Equity Center
NPR: “Code Switch” Podcast
National Public Radio
TED Talks on Racism in America 
Talks to help you understand racism in America
Scene on Radio Seeing White 
This 14-part podcast series explores where the notion of “whiteness” came from, what it means, and what whiteness is for.
Nice White Parents
The New York Times
1619: A Podcast
The New York Times
Teaching Hard History
Teaching for Justice
Social Media

This is not a comprehensive list, but these accounts provide a counter-narrative to the dominant narrative perpetuated on social media.