DEI Toolkit


"American Racial Contract is Killing Us" by Adam Sewer

"My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" by Jose Antonio Vargas 

The 1619 Project (all the articles)

The Combahee River Collective Statement 

"The Intersectionality Wars" by Jane Coaston 

"Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?"  by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 

Welcome to the Anti-Racist Movement – Here’s What You’ve Missed

An Indigeneous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Borderlands/La Frontera: A New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldua

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners 

Eloquent Rage:  A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy:  An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon 

How To Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 

Me and White Supremacy:  Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo Acuna

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde  

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Teaching To Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The Next American Revolution:  Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back:  Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga 

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love  

When Affirmative Action Was White:  An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

White Fragility:  Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo 

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson 

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan Metzl


Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom - Columbia University edX Online Program

Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom. - Cornell University edX Online Program

Racial Equity Workshop

UNC Charlotte Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism in Urban Education 

UNC Charlotte Center for Teaching and Learning

Difference in the Classroom (in partnership with the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement)

Enhancing Cultural Awareness (in partnership with the Office of International Programs)

Viewpoint Diversity & Civil Discourse in the Classroom (in partnership with the Department of Psychological Science)

Using Cognitive Empathy in the Classroom (in partnership with Department of Psychological Science) 

CTL Teaching Guides: 



Films & TV series

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent

Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

King In The Wilderness  — HBO

See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix


1619 (New York Times)  

Code Switch with NPR  

About Race

Asian Enough

Fare of the Free Child


In the Margins: Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Integrated Schools podcast episode "Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey"  

Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw

Long Distance

Momentum:  A Race Forward Podcast 

Nice White Parents (Serial and The New York Times)

Parenting Forward podcast episode "Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt"

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)   

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White   

Self Evident

South Asian Stories

The United States of Anxiety


Antiracism Center: Twitter

Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Black Women's Blueprint:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Color of Change:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Colorlines:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Conscious Kid:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Equal Justice Initiative (EIJ):  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Families Belong Together:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Justice League NYC:  Twitter | Instagram | + Gathering for Justice:   Twitter | Instagram

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL):  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

MPowerChange:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

National Domestic Workers Alliance:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

RAICES:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ):  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

SisterSong:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

United We Dream:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook