Suggested Reading, Watching, Listening and other Resources for our community. Please note:  This page, curated by the IIE and DART teams, is updated regularly.

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How to Have Difficult Conversations about Race

Articles and Programs

How to Have That Tough Conversation About Race, Racism and Racial Identity

Let’s Talk: Discussing Race, Racism and Other Topics with Students

Fulfilling the American Promise 

Facing History and Ourselves - For Teachers


Becoming Racially Literate and Understanding Issues of Social Justice in America

Web Resources TED Talks

Abolitionist Law Center

African American Policy Forum

Equal Justice Initiative

Facing History and Ourselves

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

Teaching Tolerance

Zinn Education Project

What it Takes to Be Racially Literate

Color Blind or Color Brave

More TED Talks


Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 2012.


Anderson, Carol. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. 2017


 Baldwin, James. If Beale Street Could Talk. 1974 


Coates, T. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.


DiDangelo, R. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. 2018.


Dunbar-Ortiz, R. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. 2015.


Farrow, A. How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery. 2006.


Kendi, Ibram X.  How to Be an Antiracist. 2019.


Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Race in America. 2017.


Lorde, Audre. Your Silence Will Not Protect You. 2017.

Onaci, Edward. Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation State. 2020.


Ortiz, Paul. An African-American and Latinx History of the United States. 2018.


Oluo, Ijeoma.  So You Want to Talk About Race. 2018.


Painter, Nell I. The History of White People. 2010.


Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2014.


Tatum, Beverly. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race. 2017.


White, Monica. Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement.

Wilder, Craig. Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities. 2014.


Williams, Chad. Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence. 2016.




Just Mercy (2019)

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality (2019)

When They See Us (2019)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Fruitvale Station (2018)

Notes From the Field (2018)

Time: The Kalief Browder Story (2017)

I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-92 (2017)

The Uncomfortable Truth (2017)

Hidden Figures (2016)

13th (2016)

Let The Fire Burn (2013)

Tangarine (2015)

Selma (2014)

Central Park 5 (2012)

Milk (2008)

Do the Right Thing (1989)

The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)

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