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Remember, reading is not the only step you should take on your journey to becoming an anti-racist educator. However, self-education is a valuable entry point. Below are lists of books about anti-racist pedagogy, anti-racism, and pedagogy more generally. Did we miss an important text? Tell us here.
"This text explores how antiracism theories can be translated into practice within formal education, as well as in other educational programmes outside schools, as very often racism occurs outside the school environment."
Publication Date: 2015
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"Theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is 'more than' its interconnected elements. To explain how and why antiracist work in the writing classroom is vital to literacy learning, Inoue incorporates ideas about the white racial habitus that informs dominant discourses in the academy and other contexts."
"Offering four Black rhetorics as antiracist means for rhetorical reclamation -- autoethnography, hashtagging, inter(con)textual reading, and reconceptualized disruption -- the book uses Black feminist relationality via an African indigenous approach."
"This edited collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color."
"This collection of essays generates important enquiries into the teaching and practice of anti-racism education, by way of working through conversations, contestations, and emotions as presented by a diverse group of strong women committed to social justice work in their own right."
Call Number: Main Stacks - Reynolds 5 PE1405.U6 P385 2017
Publication Date: 2017
"The authors address the current racial tensions in North America as a result of public outcries and antiracist activism both on the streets and in schools. To create a willingness among teachers and students in writing, rhetoric, and communication courses to address matters of race and racism."
Call Number: Main Stacks - Reynolds 4 LC1100 .P65 2014
Publication Date: 2014
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"The essays in this collection work through many of the possibilities and limitations of engaging in counter-hegemonic education for transformative learning. Readers will discover lived experiences, theory, practice and critical reflexivity."
"The book, as a collective, provides an intellectual discourse on feminism, anticolonial thought and anti-racism. This book is a must read for scholars, activists, theorists and researchers who are seeking to rupture the borders of confinement and move beyond the imaginary margins created by organized structures in society."
"Examining the racial dimensions of the current political, economic and cultural climate, this book provides strategies, lesson plans and classroom activities for college professors who seek effective methods and materials for teaching about race and racism."
"Antiracism Inc. traces the ways people along the political spectrum appropriate, incorporate, and neutralize antiracist discourses to perpetuate injustice. It also examines the ways organizers continue to struggle for racial justice in the context of such appropriations."
"Offers practical guidance on the design and application of campus change strategies for achieving equitable outcomes. Drawing from campus-based research projects ... this invaluable resource provides real-world steps that reinforce primary elements for examining equity in student achievement, while challenging educators to specifically focus on racial equity as a critical lens for institutional and systemic change."
Call Number: Main Stacks - Reynolds 7 E184.A1 K344 2019
Publication Date: 2019
"Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism."
Call Number: Main Stacks - Reynolds 7 E184.A1 B597 2010
Publication Date: 2009
"Documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities."
Call Number: Main Stacks - Reynolds 4 LB880.F73 P4313 2000
Publication Date: 1968
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"Dedicated to the oppressed and based on his own experience helping Brazilian adults to read and write, Freire includes a detailed Marxist class analysis in his exploration of the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized."
Call Number: Main Stacks - Reynolds 4 LC196 .H66 1994
Publication Date: 1994
"Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself."