Anti-Bias and Racial Justice Resources



Local and online resources for making the educational, home, and societal environments places where all people are free from oppression. These resources are plentiful and change often; check back regularly for updates. Two particularly comprehensive and useful online resources are: Teaching Tolerance and EmbraceRace. Many others are listed in the sections below.

The Climate Office welcomes your suggestions for additional resources. Please send them to the Climate Coordinator.
For Teachers, Staff and Administrators
K-12 frameworks for anti-bias and social justice education:  Clearly defined, comprehensive frameworks centered on Identity, Justice, Diversity and Action  at Teaching Tolerance, along with many other resources, including classroom lessons and professional development.

National Equity Project: Oakland organization that offers a variety of workshops and services to support the development of equitable educational systems. Some of their resources, protocols and tools are available through the Climate Office. Contact the Climate Coordinator for details.

EmbraceRace:  a multiracial community of parents, teachers and other adults working together to meet the challenges that race presents to young people. Includes a blog, monthly conversations on Talking Kids & Race, Tip Sheets, and a comprehensive set of book reviews and reading lists

Rethinking Schools: a magazine, a blog and many books that support anti-bias, social justice education. Some of their titles are available from the Climate Office library.

Facing History in Ourselves: a comprehensive site and curriculum empowering teachers & students to think critically about history & to understand the impact of their choices.

American Panorama--An Atlas of American History: a phenomenal set of interactive
maps for researching inequity and opportunity in the United States, including Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

The Climate Office maintains a library of books and videos for anti-bias, pro-justice and multicultural education available to all staff. Contact the Climate Coordinator for a list of titles. These include Cracking the Codes and Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible, videos from World Trust with accompanying discussion modules, appropriate for professional development.

Other Resources:

The Ferguson Syllabus: resources to use when teaching about race and social justice in the US.

Guidelines for Strong White Allies: by Paul Kivel

Facing Privilege: an insightful website with blog entries connecting Non-Violent Communication with eliminating racism

Inoculating Our Children Against Racism: from Hand in Hand Parenting

White Privilege Conference : An annual conference of educators, activists and others offering experiences, perspectives and tools for building equity and justice.

Constructivist Listening: a tool for supporting challenging work, especially helpful in processing experiences that elicit emotional responses.


For Students and Families


For all parents:

EmbraceRace : A multiracial community of parents, teachers and other adults working together to meet the challenges that race presents to young people.  Includes a blog, monthly conversations on Talking Kids & Race,  Tip Sheets and a comprehensive set of book reviews and reading lists.

Inoculating Our Children Against Racism: A short article from Hand in Hand Parenting about supporting young children in learning about and healing from the effects of racism.


Particularly for parents of white children:

Guidelines for Strong White Allies: A straightforward list of suggestions by Paul Kivel

White Awake: An online network and set of resources especially for people who are socialized as "white."

Constructivist Listening: a tool for supporting challenging work, especially helpful in processing experiences that elicit emotional responses.