Resources for Justice
Compiled by Educator Barnes
When I first started compiling these resources, I wrote down all of the words that came to mind to encompass what I was compiling. Those words were anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Then, I thought about dividing this page into sections for each of those words, but the reality is many of the resources I found could address multiple areas. Instead, I focused on the ultimate goal which is justice. If we are actively anti-racist, checking our biases and privilege, fighting for equity and diversity, then and only then, will we have justice for everyone. This should be the ultimate goal which is why this page is called resources for justice.
I want this page to be a living document to house the resources I come across. That is the intention behind my website and why my slogan is Educator Barnes: Empowering Minds One Resource at a Time. Most of the resources below are resources I have read, watched, and/or used. If that is not the case, there is a notation beside the resource.
As this is a living document, I will adjust the page as needed. If you have resources you would like me to consider, please let me know!
Articles/Posts – Below includes articles and posts that could be used to challenge your thinking or used as an entry point to begin a professional development.
- 5 Steps Latinxs Can Take to Combat Anti-Blackness
- 9 Anti-Black Behaviors Latinos Need to Stop by Black on Rise
- 13 Microaggressions Black People Deal with All of the Time by Kesley Borresan
- 20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now by Michelle Kim
- 27 Mistakes White Teachers of Black Students Make and How to Fix Them by Jay Wamsted
- Becoming a Parent in the Age of Black Lives Matters by Clint Smith
- Being Black in the Workplace – The Daily Show
- The Challenge of Being a Black Principal in Today’s Racial and Political Climate by LeeAndra Khan
- The Damaging Psychological Impact of Constantly Having to Explain Racism by Natalie Morris
- Do Black Lives Matter Enough for You to Hire Them for Leadership Positions? by Brandi Riley
- Educators, Don’t Be Loud in the Streets and Quiet in the School by David McGuire
- A Guide to White Privilege by Courtneyahndesign
- How to Ensure Black Lives Matter in Schools by Educator Barnes
- If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids by Nahliah Webber
- ‘I’m Leaving and I’m Not Coming Back’: Fed Up with Racism, Black Americans Head Overseas by Kim Hjelmgaard
- A Letter to Roy. He’s the black guy in my pictures by Scot Loyd
- Race and Equity Talks Have Revealed How Emotionally Unsafe I Feel at My School by Educator Barnes
- Save the Diversity Statements and Address Diversity Issues in the School by Educator Barnes
- This Is Us Star Lonnie Chavis, 12, Shares His Experiences with Racism: ‘America Needs to Change’
- This is What Racial Trauma Does to the Body and the Brain by Jillian Wilson
- What Does it Mean to be Black and Native in 2020 by Dalton Walker
- What White Colleagues Need to Understand by Teaching Tolerance
- White Parents Should Be Ready for Anti-Racism to Get Personal by J. Gordon Wright
- A Word about White Privilege by Oseye Boyd
- World History is Not Just a Western Civilization Course by Andrew Pillow
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not by Danielle Cadet
Education Advocacy & Activism Publications – Above, I have identified articles and posts from several publications. These publications might exclusively cover education or the publication covers education in addition to other issues. If you want to have constant content, you should follow some of these publications. I have included the publications that I enjoy. Of course, I have included Indy K12 where I am the editor-in-chief!
- The Black Wallstreet Times
- Citizen Education
- Education Post
- Good School Hunting
- Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper
- Project Forever Free
Books – If it is an individual book listed, I have read it and believe it would be beneficial for children and/or adults. The book could be used to bolster a curriculum or used for a reading club to begin to make changes in the education field. If the link is a list of books, I have not read all the books on the list; however, I believe the source that complied the list is a good resource.
- Black Lives Matters Comics Reading List by The American Library Association Black Caucus and Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table
- The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
- Haiku 4 Justice: A 365+ Day Commentary of (In)Justice In America and Abroad
- Let’s Talk about Race by Julius Lester
- Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson
- Orange by Derrick Slack
- So You Want to Talk about Race – Ijeoma Oluo
- Reading List in Celebration of Juneteenth by The Indiana Department of Education
Movies and Video Clips – These video clips can be entry points of learning more about a topic. They can be incorporated into a classroom curriculum or professional development.
- Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Deliver His ‘Fourth of July’ Speech
- Juneteenth 2020 – The Indianapolis Children’s Museum
- Let’s Talk about Race – Vera Ahiyya, The TuTu Teacher
- Lift Every Voice and Sing – Performed by Kirk Franklin & Choir
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Explain Why Black Americans Face More Obstacles Than White European Immigrants
- MTV Decoded – 4 Black Lives Matters Myths Debunked
Black Excellence/History – School curriculum can be #SoWhite. This list is a place to show Black Excellence. My hope is to read about at least 366 Black people to add below. Why at least 366? Black History should be 365 days a year, but we can’t forget Leap Year where it should be 366. That’s why this list is numbered and not bulleted, so I can keep track on my progress.
- Anna Murray Douglass – The Hidden History
- Jermaine Barnes – Interview with a Database Administrator
- DeAndra Beard – Beyond Barcodes Books
- Desmond Bunnell Interview with a Pilot
- Annie Malone & Madam C.J. Walker – Pioneers of the African American Beauty Industry
- George McKibben – Math Teacher
- Dr. Pat Payne – Racial Equity
- Madeline Swegle – First Black Female US Navy Fighter Pilot
- Bellen Woodard – Crayon Activist
- A Complete List of Every Black Medal of Honor Recipient in U.S. History
Resources for Classroom Lessons – It’s time to decolonize our lessons, units, and curricula and ensure we are culturally responsive. I have included resources that educators might want to incorporate into their lessons.
- Advertising – These Brands are Still Tapping into Nostalgia for Slavery Whether You Realize it or Not
- American Descendants – Smithsonian Magazine
- Crispus Attucks High Museum Virtual Tour
- Debate on Racism Renews Call for Redskins to Change Name
- History of Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center – Video
- Invisible Man: Battle Royal – Video & Lesson
- Sioux President Calls for the Removal of Mount Rushmore
- This is Why Juneteenth is Important for America by The Root
- What is Juneteenth? By Reckon
- “Write. Right. Rite.” Series – Storytelling with author Jason Reynolds
Twitter Accounts to Follow
@8BlackHands1, @AbramLPhD, @AishaToombs77, @andrewpillow, @aguacatemalteco, @BarnesBrosBooks, @BCDINKINS, @BellenTheBee, @BernitaBneeneeb, @BlackWallStTime, @ccoleiii, @CharlieNelms, @citizenstewart, @dearnonnatives, @DelSchilling, @dia_ljones, @DingleTeach, @Dr_MColeman, @DrMonicaCox, @ebonythewriter, @EckerDustin, @educatorbarnes, @EduColorMVMT, @edu_mom, @edu_post, @ericabuddington, @esanzi, @ethio_dynasty, @farahharrislcpc, @fun_oflearning, @GaryChambersJr, @GoldingGirl617, @goodschlhunting, @Head_Africa, @hechingerroprt, @HowardLFuller, @iammarleydias, @IndiaHuiEd,@i_saleem, @INedchat, @JasonReynolds83, @JayWamsted, @jballen5, @jgordonwright, @juliaerin80,@j_santossilva, @Kazembe, @KeeannaWarren, @KeshiaIsWrite, @kirk_kirk15, @LaComadreEdu, @Latinos4Ed, @LEEandLOW, @levarburton, @LittleMissFlint, @loveteachbless, @makeawaymedia, @MatthewACherry, @MindaHarts, @MissJ_Gonzalez, @MrMcGuire_Teach, @Mrs_DMG, @MsPackyetti, @mychildmyvoice, @NaomiSheltonDC, @NativeApprops, @nehemiah_frank, @NikiaGarland, @PeeplesChoice85, @PeeplesVoicePod, @pragmaticmom, @ProjForeverFree, @RandiFoorDalton,@readitrealgood, @Ready4rigor, @RealTalkGwenS, @rebeccanagle, @selmekki, @sheldoneakins, @SheSpeaksEDD, @SMarshallIndy, @spatricejones, @SonjaSantelises, @Supamans_Dad, @TchKimPossible, @terrinwatson, @theafroeducator, @theraphy4bgirls, @ThisIsMyStoryLB, @TillieElvrum, @Tolerance_org, @throwing_shayde, @VesiaHawkins, @vivettdukes, @VivianHaun,@WeArePPN, @wolley_marshawn
Additional Resources – Most of these resources include multiple resources. I am not familiar with all of the resources included in the links below, but I thought the resources were worth sharing. Anything that doesn’t fit in a category above is also listed here.
- 10 Documentaries to Watch about Race Instead of Asking a Person of Colour to Explain Things For You
- 21 Anti-Racism Videos to Share with Kids
- The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List
- #BlackLivesMatter Resources Curated by Tia C. Madkins, Ph.D.
- Racism Scale by Cristiln MD
- Reading about Race: Free YA Book Club Resources Created by Librarians & Literature Scholars
- Stop Teaching Children To Never Be Angry – Teach Them How to Be Angry