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Andrews, Dorinda J. Carter., and Franklin Tuitt. Contesting the Myth of a "Post Racial Era": the Continued Significance of Race in U.S. Education. P. Lang, 2013

Bell, Derrick. Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism. , 1992. 

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism with Racist: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Equality in America. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2014. 

Delpitt, Lisa. Other Poeple's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New Press, 2006. 

DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Allen Lane, an Imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

Dowd, Alicia C. Engaging the "Race Question."Accountability and Equity in U.S. Higher Education. Teachers College Press, 2015. 

Freire, Paulo, et al. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., 1993. 

Horsford, Sonya Douglass. Learning in a Burning House: Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (Dis)Integration. Teachers College Press, 2011. 

Horsford, Sonya Douglass, et al. The Politics of Education Policy in an Era of Inequality: Possibilities for Democratic Schooling. Routledge, 2019.

Kelly, Andrew P. and Mark Schneider. Getting to Graduation: The Completion Agenda in Higher Education. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

Katznelson, Ira. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America. W.W. Norton, 2006.

Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist . VINTAGE, 2020.

Kendi, Ibram X., and Keisha N. Blain. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019. First edition. New York: One World, 2021. 

Kozol, Jonathan. Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools. Broadway Paperbacks, 2012. 

Ladson-Billings, Gloria. The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, 2nd Edi. John Wiley & Sons. 2009. 

McWhorter, John H. Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America. Free Press, 2000. 

Museus, Samuel D., and Uma M. Jayakumar. Creating Campus Cultures: Fostering Success among Racially Diverse Student Populations. Routledge, 2012.

Nadal, Kevin L. Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives. Authorhouse, 2010.

Noguera , Pedro, et al. Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student. ASCD, 2016.

Pollock, Mica. Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School. New Press, 2008.

Pope, Raechele L., et al. Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs: Advancing Social Justice and Inclusion. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand, 2019.

Saunders, Kevin P., et al. Powerful Learning Communities: A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty, and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness. United States, Stylus Publishing, 2013.

Sue, Derald Wing. Microaggressions In Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. Wiley, 2010.

Taylor, Rodger, and Jerome, Fred. Einstein on Race and Racism. United Kingdom, Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Tewari, Nita, et al. Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives. Psychology Press, 2009.

Valencia, Richard R. The Evolution of Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice. Falmer Press, 1997.

Valenzuela, Angela. Subtractive Schooling: Issues of Caring in Education of U.S.-Mexican Youth. State University of New York Press, 1999.

Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. , 2020.

Zamalin, Alex. Antiracism: An Introduction. , 2019.

Zamalin, Alex. Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility. S.l.: BEACON, 2022. 

Articles & Reports:

Annie E. Casey Foundation. “Race Matters: How Race Affects Education Opportunities.” 

Ernst, Jennifer and Cheryl Hagan. “Challenging the Completion Agenda.”,

Goldrick-Rab, Sara and Jesse Stommel. “Teaching the Students We Have, Not the Students We Wish We Had.”

Gorski, Paul. “Imagining Equity Literacy.” 


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Center for Urban Education. “Equity and Student Success.”

Equity Institute T3 Framework 

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