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References and PD Resources

for Anti-Racism

This section includes resources that informed the best practices, and resources (academic articles, websites, videos, tutorials, courses, etc.) for professional development and further learning on this topic.

This resource includes a discussion of collecting race-based data and gives examples of race-focused initiatives.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). (2018, July). Navigating race in Canadian workplaces: A toolkit for diversity and inclusion practitioners.

This PDF file provides a definition and conceptual tool for using an antiracist intersectional frame.

Center for the Study of Social Policy. (2020). Using an antiracist intersectional frame.

This document contains definitions of a list of terms and concepts for discussing race, equity, and justice.

Center for the Study of Social Policy. (2019). Key equity terms and concepts: A glossary for shared understanding.

This document provides a list of terms for talking about social justice, race, power, and racism.

A search for “diversity” or “racism” on the Edutopia website brings up articles and videos on topics such as the following:

  • Black teachers sharing their stories
  • Taking a stand against discriminatory school policies
  • Why teachers of Colour matter for Students of Colour to succeed
  • An anti-racist roadmap for discussing tough topics in class

Edutopia. (n.d.).

Paul Gorski describes 4 “detours” that delay racial equity: pacing for privilege, poverty of culture, deficit ideology, and celebrating diversity. He also describes 5 principles to guide equity actions: direct confrontation, redistribution, prioritization, equity ideology, and "#FixInjusticeNotKids".

Gorski, P. (2019). Avoiding racial equity detours. Educational Leadership.

This website has professional development resources, including self-guided learning, facilitator guides, webinars, and podcasts. Some of the addressed topics include colour blindness, critical practices for anti-bias education, teaching hard history, the Zero Indifference approach, and much more. The PD materials also link to classroom lessons.

Learning for Justice. (1991–2020). Professional development.

The Teaching Tolerance magazine addresses critical topics related to educating for equity and social justice. The Spring 2021 issue is particularly relevant as it explores how white supremacy is embedded in the US education system, and how educators, students, administrators, and others, are calling for change.

Learning for Justice. (2021). Teaching tolerance magazine archive.

This YouTube video explores the history of anti-Black racism in Alberta. Junetta Jamerson, an educator and community builder, provides information and analysis related to ongoing systemic racism in the province and how it has cycled through generations.

NorQuest College. (2021, February 12). BHM: Racism on repeat: Alberta's Black history and racism today [Video].

See especially the section on Workplace policies, practices and decision-making processes and systemic discrimination (p. 54–57).

Ontario Human Rights Commission. (2005; 2009). Policy and guidelines on racism and racial discrimination.

Funded by Alberta Human Rights and Multiculturalism Fund, this document presents best practices, a research summary, and a literature review on anti-racism education in Canada. It is part of the Advanced Anti-Racism in Edmonton Schools (AARES) project, initiated by the Centre for Race and Culture (CRC) in partnership with Edmonton public and Catholic schools.

Pauchulo, A. L. (2013, March). Anti-racism education in Canada: Best practices. Centre for Race and Culture.

This YouTube video is a call to action in response to the murder of George Floyd, who was killed under police custody in Minnesota and the many other cases of racism in the US.

Pitt Diversity (2020, June 3). I can’t breathe: From agony to activism [Video]. YouTube.

This document defines microaggressions, lists examples of microaggressions in the classroom, and provides suggestions for addressing and avoiding microaggressions in the classroom.

Portman, J., Bui, T. T., Ogaz, J., & Trevino, J. (2013). Microaggressions in the classroom. University of Denver, Center for Multicultural Excellence.

ScholarStrike Canada is a Canadian call to action for racial justice, an end to anti-Black police violence, with an additional focus on anti-Indigenous and colonial violence. This document includes a series of resources to support this call to action. Included in this resource are books, web resources, lesson/plans, and Indigenous learning resources for Secondary School and College/University teaching.

Queen’s University Faculty of Education. (2020). Anti-oppression/Anti-racism resources for educators.

This guide supports instructors as they help learners have critical conversations about how injustice affects lives and society. It includes suggestions for ensuring that their classrooms are places where critical conversations can flourish and guides those discussions in the school. (Note: The Teaching Tolerance organization has been renamed Learning for Justice.)

Southern Poverty Law Center. (2019). Let’s talk! Facilitating critical conversations with students. Teaching Tolerance.

This video is a call to action to anti-racist and decolonized teaching and learning. The first half of the video delineates disparities in the criminal justice system in the United States. The second half describes how both faculty and students can disrupt the status quo. (See also the articles by Twyman-Ghoshal and Carkin Lacorazza in Further Reading below.)

Twyman-Ghoshal, A. & Carkin Lacorazza, D. (2020). Antiracist & Decolonized Teaching and Learning. [Video]. YouTube

This web page includes anti-bias and anti-racism curriculum resources, books, podcasts, and a list of equity educators to follow on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Watson, A. (2013–2019). Anti-bias and anti-racism resources for teachers.

The following are additional references that informed the best practices.

Behari-Leak, K. (2020). Toward a borderless, decolonized, socially just, and inclusive scholarship of teaching and learning. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 8(1), 4–23.

Canadian Race Relations Foundation. (n.d.). CRRF glossary of terms.

Kubota, R. (2021). Critical Antiracist pedagogy in ELT. ELT Journal, 75(3), p.237-246.

Morreira, S. & Luckett, K. (2018, November 18). Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms. Foluke’s African Skies.

Ontario Human Rights Commission. (n.d.). Racial discrimination, race, and racism (fact sheet).

Twyman-Ghoshal, A., & Carkin Lacorazza, D. (2020). Antiracist & decolonized teaching: A call to action. The Criminologist, 45(5), 3–6.

Twyman-Ghoshal, A., & Carkin Lacorazza, D. (2021, March 31). Strategies for antiracist and decolonized teaching. Faculty Focus.