Higher Ed Resources

Here are some resources that serve as a companion to our original resource list, geared towards higher-ed.



Black Education: A Transformative Research and Action Agenda for the New Century, King et al

Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education, Marvin Lynn and Adrienne Dixon et al

Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks

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

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein

Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Irizarry, J. (2011).  The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful teaching and learning in shifting cultural contexts.  Boulder, CO: Paradigm.

Ochoa, G. L. (2007). Learning from Latino teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Achinstein, B., & Ogawa, R. T. (2011). Change(d) Agents: New Teachers of Color in Urban Schools. New York: Teachers College Press.

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals who changed U.S. history. (2012).  Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books.

Takaki, R. & Stefoff, R. (2012).  A different mirror for young people: A history of multicultural America.  New York, NY: Seven Stories Press.

Zinn, H. & Stefoff, R. (2009).  A young people’s history of the United States.  New York, NY: Seven Stories Press.



Hackman, H. (2005). Five Essential Components for Social Justice Education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 38(2), 103–109.

Carlson, J. (2014). “When you carry all of your baggage with you…you’re carrying all of your baggage with you”: Identifying and interrupting equity traps in preservice teachers’ narratives.  Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, IV(1), pp. 34-59.

Malsbary, C. B., & Appelgate, M. H. (2014). Working downstream: a beginning EL teacher negotiating policy and practice. Language Policy, 1–21. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10993-014-9347-6

Acosta, C. & Mir, A. (2012).  Empowering young people to be critical thinkers: The Mexican American Studies program in Tucson.  Voices in Urban Education 34,15-26.

Picower, B. (2012).  Practice what you teach: Social justice education in the classroom and the streets.  New York, NY: Routledge.

Picower, B.  (2012).  Using their words: Six elements of social justice curriculum design for the elementary classroom.  International Journal of Multicultural Education, 14(1), 1-17.

Sensoy, O. & DiAngelo, R. (2014).  Respect differences?  Challenging the common guidelines in social justice education.  Democracy & Education, 22(2), pp. 1-10.

Spring, J.  (2013).  Deculturalization and the struggle for equality: A brief history of the education of dominated cultures in the United States (7th ed.).  New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Tintiangco-Cubales, A., Kohli, R., Sacramento, J., Henning, N., Agarwhal-Rangnath, R., & Sleeter, S. (2014). Toward an ethnic studies pedagogy: Implications for K-12 schools from the research.  The Urban Review 47(1), 104-125.

Viesca, K. M., Matias, C. E., Garrison-Wade, D. F., Tandon, M., Galindo, R. (2014). “Push it real good!” The challenge of disrupting dominant discourses regarding race in teacher education. Critical Education, 5(11). Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/criticaled/article/view/184211.

Viesca, K. M, Torres, A. S., Barnatt, J & Piazza. P. (2013).  When claiming to teach for social justice is not enough: Majoritarian stories of race, difference, and meritocracy.  Berkeley Review of Education, 4(1), pp. 97-122

Greenberg, J. (2015, October 28). The story of the Seattle race curriculum controversy finally in print [Web log post].  Retrieved from http://citizenshipandsocialjustice.com/2015/10/28/the-seattle-race-curriculum-controversy-finally-in-print/

Rockmore, E. (2015, October 21).  Op-Ed: How Texas teaches history.  The New York Times.  Retrived from http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/opinion/how-texas-teaches-history.html?referer=https://t.co/AWpmD8KT19&_r=2

Wong, A. (2015, October 21).  History class and the fictions about race in America.  The Atlantic.  Retrived from http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/the-history-class-dilemma/411601/


Movies & Documentaries

Dear White People

Seventh Grade

Souls of Black Girls

Precious Knowledge

Favela’s Rising

The Revisionaries



Implicit Bias Test – https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/


Miscellaneous Media

TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Danger of a Single Story


NYCORE 2015, Jamila Lysicott


#BNV14 Finals: Los Angeles “Somewhere in America”


Why America Needs a Slavery Museum (The Atlantic)


Terisa Siagatonu “Ethnic Studies” – ALL DEF POETRY: INKSLAM 2014