Learning Materials

This page will be a list of resources that can be used for learning about Race, etc. For now we are simply accumulating references here we think are very useful for folks, especially white folks, who want resources for learning. Later we could add some structure, like a curriculum outline.

  1. Peggy McIntosh's article: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, is the beginning of the use of the phrase "White Privilege". It was published in 1988 and is still one of the very best places for white folks to begin their personal work.


2.  Verna Myers: Overcoming Implicit Bias   https://www.ted.com/talks/verna_myers_how_to_overcome_our_biases_walk_boldly_toward_them

3. Mellody Hobson: Color Brave not Colorblind   https://www.ted.com/talks/mellody_hobson_color_blind_or_color_brave

4. Brene Brown: Vulnerability 


5. Equality vs. Equity 


equity track

6. Claude Steele’s book: “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us”


7. Robin DiAngelo's article on White Fragility:


8. Dr Dena Samuels' book: "The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World"


“At last—an empathetic and inspiring book that says the way to educate all students more successfully is to awaken teachers’ higher awareness. Dena Samuels suggests a paradigm shift in which teachers, having seen the practices of exclusion that have been programmed into them, develop more inclusive awareness and learn to respect, hear, and ally with the growth and development of all students, including themselves.”
Peggy McIntosh, founder and senior associate, National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum