Here are some resources that serve as the backbone for the work we do at EduColor.


Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit

Multiplication is for White People by Lisa Delpit

Radical Equations by Robert Moses

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

The Dreamkeepers by Gloria Ladson-Billings

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by Jose Vilson

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Words That Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, and the First Amendment, Mari Matsuda (speech and intellectual inquiry rights within hierarchies of power)

All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some Of Us Are Brave, Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, Barbara Smith

Biliteracy From the Start: Literacy Squared in Action, Kathy Escamilla, Susan Hopewell, Sandra Butvilofsky, Wendy Sparrow, Lucinda Soltero-González, Olivia Ruiz-Figueroa, Manuel Escamilla (a new vision of bilingual ed that stops viewing the mother tongue through a deficit lens)

Black Teachers on Teaching by Michele Foster

What Does It Mean To Be White by Robin DiAngelo

Promoting Racial Literacy: Differences That Make a Difference by Howard C. Stevenson

The Mis-education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Zaretta Hammond

Teaching Mockingbird by Facing History and Ourselves

Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School by Mica Pollock

A Talk to Teachers by James Baldwin

Why It’s So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo


Granito de Arena

Walkout (2006)

McFarland U.S.A (2015)

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Spellbound (2002)

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

American Promise (2013)

I Learn America (2013)

The Miracle Worker (1954)


Powerful Hashtag Has a Beautiful Message That All #NativeYouth Need to Hear

Segregation Now: The Resegregation of America’s Schools

America’s Teachers Still Don’t Think Black and Latino Kids Are Smart

Presuming Incompetence: Decolonizing Epistemologies of Deficit Thinking by Rebeca Burciaga

The Ghetto Is Public Policy, Ta-Nehisi Coates (stand alone piece and as part of the longer series The Case For Reparations)

Feminist Politics: What’s Home Got To Do With It? (comfort and discomfort in coalitional spaces), Biddy Martin & Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color, Kimberle Crenshaw (the origin story of the term ‘intersectional’)

The Pedagogy of Poverty Versus Good Teaching, Martin Haberman

You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look At: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Racial Discipline Disparities;  Prudence Carter, Russell Skiba, Mariella Arredondo, & Mica Pollock

An Indian Father’s Plea, Robert Lake (Medicine Grizzlybear)

Your Local Public School Is Failing At Addressing Racism — Here Are Three Ways How, Jon Greenberg (how ethnic studies classes are intentional spaces to critically re-assess race/gender/power/class/ability etc, and therefore a crucial remedy to breaking down these structures of inequality/injustice)

White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start, Dr. Robin DiAngelo (on the concept of white fragility)


Teaching Tolerance –

Grassroots Curriculum –

Freedom School Curriculum –

Rethinking Schools –

Teaching for Change –

Zinn Education Project –

MESEA (The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas) frame for ES teaching and research)

MELUS (The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.)

Young Teachers Collective –

K-12 News Network – | https:/ |

Education for Liberation Network


Jay Smooth – “How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist

Bethesda Chevy Chase High School – “I, Too, am B-CC

Chimamanda Adichie-  “Danger of a Single Story

Jamila Lyiscott – ” 3 Ways to Speak English

Clint Smith – “The Danger of Silence

Franchesca Ramsey – “5 Tips for Being an Ally”