There are a large number of documents currently being posted online with suggestions for what to read or teach related to anti-racism. Given that dialogue across racial boundaries is one form of intercultural dialogue, the topic is particularly relevant to CID. For a one-page introduction, see KC97: Anti-Racist Education.
Race is happening. Never mind that race is always happening but it is especially happening now, urgently happening. . .
– Lauren Michele Jackson
Here are a few of the reading lists currently circulating:
Chicago Public Library. (2020). Anti-racist reading list from Ibram X. Kendi.
EmbraceRace. (N.D.). Looking for excellent “diverse” books for children? Start here!
Flicker, Sarah Sophie, & Klein, Alyssa. (2020). Anti-racism resources.
Stamborski, Anna, Zimmermann, Nikki, & Gregory, Bailie. (2020). Scaffolded anti-racism resources.
and a set of further links can be found here:
Washington Area Women’s Foundation. (2020). Anti-racism resources.
Related information is here:
Black Lives Matter. (2020). What matters .
After you’ve read some of those sources, listen to this interview:
Holmes, Linda (Host). (2020, June 10). The limitations of an anti-racist reading list [Radio broadcast]. National Public Radio.
or read this essay by the author interviewed on that radio show:
Jackson, Lauren Michele. (2020, June 4). What is an anti-racist reading list for? Vulture.