Resources on Antiracist Pedagogy

Below is a curated list of some resources on antiracism including antiracist pedagogy, becoming an antiracist educator, as well as broader work on systemic racism. This is certainly not meant to be an exhaustive list nor the only list of resources and learning opportunities. The TLC acknowledges and values the many people on and around our campus engaged in this work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially those with lived (often painful) experiences, and welcome ideas for resources that should be included. We fully expect this work to be an ongoing life-long process of continuing education. Please e-mail with any suggestions for items that should be included on this list.

This work is part of a larger effort to become an antiracist campus in accordance with our Community Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the College Senate Resolution in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement passed on June 11, 2020.

College Definition of Antiracism

The following definition of antiracism was adopted during a Cultivating Community Dialogue September 21, 2020. Antiracism is the “active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.” (from the National Action Committee on the Status of Women International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity) 

What Is Antiracist Pedagogy?

Presentation by Dr. Crystal Simmons, School of Education

Title: What is Antiracist Pedagogy?

Who: Crystal Simmons (School of Education) and Dave Parfitt (Teaching and Learning Center)

Description: This session led by Dr. Crystal Simmons, an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, will discuss the importance and need for Antiracist pedagogy. She will present strategies and resources that can be incorporated in our coursework and teaching.  Questions that will be addressed during the presentation include:

  • What is Antiracist Pedagogy?
  • How can I implement this in my coursework?
  • What does it mean to be an antiracist educator?


Audio Only Recording

Chat Transcript

Background reading: Alda Blakeney (2011) Antiracist Pedagogy: Definition, Theory, and Professional Development

Presentation Slides

Links to Additional Resources

Antiracist Discussion Pedagogy

Antiracist Resources to Read, Watch, and Listen

Defining Antiracist Terms

Quick primer with important terms to know when talking about antiracism by Alyssa Buccella of EAB.

An Antiracist Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi

Books to deepen the reader's awareness of racism in America compiled by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and published in the New York Times, May 2019.  

Diversity Academy Summer 2020 Reading List

An extensive list of books, articles, videos, podcasts, organizations and more with links to the sources.

White Allyship Living Resource Document

A researched guide and living document for white people about being a white ally in racist America. Shared by Emi Kanemoto, Ph.D. (Communications), contact with additional sources or to revise content.

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Resources

Curated list of articles, books, podcasts, and videos from a group of Black counseling psychologists and their colleagues who practice Black allyship

American Council on Education 2019: Talking About Race (video)

In this plenary session at ACE2019, two of the country’s leading voices and best-selling authors on race and racism—Beverly Daniel Tatum and Robin DiAngelo—discussed the role of race in the United States and on college campuses, how university leaders can engage their communities on race, and what it will take to close equity gaps. The session was moderated by ACE Vice President for Research Lorelle Espinosa.

To explore all the data from ACE's 2018 report, "Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report," please visit

NPR Report: There is No Neutral June 9, 2020 (audio)

During a special series, America Reckons with Racial Injustice, Ari Shapiro shares a report on Morning Edition 'There Is No Neutral': 'Nice White People' Can Still Be Complicit In A Racist Society. Audio is embedded below, and the linked document above provides sources in the text.

21-Day Racial Equity [Habit] Building Challenge

Dr. Eddie Moore's 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge asks people to do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity for 21 days. The plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections.

History of Racism in the American System (course)

A "course" from the History Department of the University of North Texas presents a curriculum on the history of racism in the American system, how it presents in America today, and practical steps towards decriminalizing blackness and becoming an antiracist country.

Inclusive Teaching Resources (University of Michigan)

Innovative teaching methods and tools to foster student success through inclusive teaching practices from the University of Michigan.


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

Edward E Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Daina Ramey Berry, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross, A Black Women's History of the United States

Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Kathleen M Brown, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia

Robin Diangelo, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Ibram X Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

Talitha L. Leflouria, Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

A. Kirsten Mullen and William A. Darity, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Layla F. Saad, Me And White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change The World, And Become A Good Ancestor

Links to SUNY Geneseo Community Resources 

Office of Diversity and Equity

Led by robbie routenberg, the Office of Diversity and Equity strives to meet the ideals of the SUNY Geneseo community to broaden understanding, heighten awareness, awaken empathy, and foster empowerment of all individuals.

President's Commission on Diversity & Community

For over 20 years, the purpose of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Community is to aid the College in fostering inclusion, belonging, and empowerment for all people at Geneseo, so that together we can experience the intellectual growth that is the core of the educational experience.

Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate

The Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate program is designed to help staff, faculty, and administrators contribute meaningfully to our campus climate where all of our members thrive.

Milne Library's Black Lives Matter Page

Milne Library's Black Lives Matter LibGuide includes embedded videos, links to podcasts, social media accounts to follow, and ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Center for Integrative Learning Decolonizing Academic Success 

Center for Integrative Learning (CIL) resources to decolonize the academy including discipline specific materials.