Alexander, M. (2010)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
New York, NY: The New Press

Anzaldua, G. (1990)
Borderlands La Frontera
San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Books

Anzaldua, G. (2015)
This Bridge Called My Back
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press

Berry, D. B. (2017)
The Price for Their Pound of Flesh
Boston, MA: Beacon Press

Blackmon, D. (2009)
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
New York, NY: Anchor Press.

Bonilla-Silva, E. (2017)
Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (Fifth Edition)
New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield

DeGruy, J. D. (2017)
Post-traumatic slave syndrome: America’s legacy of enduring injury and healing
Milwaukie, OR: Uptone Press.

Delgado, R. & Stefancic, J. (2017)
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (Third Edition)
New York, NY: NYU Press

Du Bois, W.E.B. (1903)
The Souls of Black Folk
Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg & Co.

Goldstone, L. (2005)
Dark Bargain-Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution
Coppell, TX

Harding, R. (2015)
Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering
Durhamn, NC: Duke University Press

Harding, V. (1981)
There Is A River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

Hurtado, A. (2003)
Voicing Chicana Feminisms
New York, NY: NYU Press

Kendi, I. (2016)
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
New York, NY: Nation Books

Lewis, D. L. (1994)
The Harlem Renaissance Reader
New York, NY: Viking Press

Loewen, J. W. (2018)
Sundown Towns-A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
New York, NY: The New Press

Morial, S. H. (2015)
Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment
Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair Publisher

Oluo, I. (2018)
So You Want to Talk About Race
New York, NY: Basic Books

Painter, N. I. (2010)
The History of White People
New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company

Rankine, C. (2020)
Just Us: An American Conversation
Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press

Rothstein, R. (2017)
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
New York, NY: Liveright Publishing Corporation

Stevenson, B. (2014)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
New York, NY: Spiegel & Grau

Sublette N. & Sublette C. (2017)
The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry
Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press

Villavicencio, K. (2020)
The Undocumented Americans
New York, NY: One World

Wells-Barnett, I.B. (2018)
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
Alpha Editions

Wilkerson, I. (2020)
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
New York, NY: Random House

DiAnglelo, R. (2021)
Nice Racism
Beacon Press

Zinn, H. (2015)
A People’s History of the United States
Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Loewen, J. (2018)
Lies My Teacher Told Me
New Press

Baldwin, J. (2012)
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Beacon Press


Allen, R. (2018)
Cute and Curly
Aurora, CO: Love Being Black Books

Allen, R. (2018)
Stylish and Straight
Aurora, CO: Love Being Black Books

Arzu-Brown, S. (2015)
Bad Hair Does not Exist
Durham, NC: Afro-Latin Publishing

Various Authors
Best Multicultural Books for Children (422 Books)
Goodreads. Retrieved from here

Coleman, V. (1996)
White socks Only
Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company

Flor Ada, A. (2004)
I love Saturdays y Domingos
New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Grindell, S. (2020)
16 anti-racism books for young children
INSIDER. Retrieved from here

Herrera, J. (2014)
Portraits of Hispanic Heroes
New York, NY: Dial Books for Young Readers

Various Authors
Lee & Low Books. Retrieved from here

Memory, J. (2019)
A Kids Book About Racism
Portland, OR: A Kids Book About, Inc.

Miller, S. (2018)
Don’t Touch My Hair!
New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company

Various Authors
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Rodriguez Thompson, S. (2020)
20 Latinx Children’s Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf
HIPLATINA. Retrieved from here

Shelf Medearis, A. (2000)
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story
Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company

Smith-Garcia, D. (2020)
19 Awesome Children’s Books Where Black Characters Take the Lead
Healthline: Parenthood. Retrieved from here

Sotomayor, S. (2009)
A Judge Grows in the Bronx
New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Various Authors
Social Justice Books: A Teaching for Change Project
Social Justice Books. Retrieved from here


Averick, S., Barish, H., & DuVernay, A. (Producers), & DuVernay, A. (Director) (2016)
USA: Kandoo Films

Brown, E., Le, A., Lebedev, J., Lopez, A., Simien, J., & Waithe, L. (Producers), & Simien, J. (Director) (2014)
Dear White People
USA: Code Red Films, Duly Noted & Homegrown Pictures

Colson, C., Gardner, D., Kleiner, J., & Winfrey, O. (Producers), & DuVernay, A. (Director) (2014)
Plan B Entertainment, Harpo Productions, Pathé, Cloud Eight Films, Ingenious Media

Grellety, R., Peck, H., & Peck, R. (Producers), & Peck, R. (Director) (2016)
I Am Not Your Negro
USA: Velvet Film, Artemis Productions & Close Up Films.

Netter, G. (Producer), & Cretton, D. D. (Director). (2019)
Just Mercy
USA: Endeavor Content, One Community, Participant Media, Macro Media, Gil Netter Productions & Outlier Society


Beraza, S. (2020) The Essentials

Blackside (1987) Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement

JCHS Film (2019) Monticello Crossroads

KingCountyTV (2017) History of Racism in America, Part II

Nelson, S (2020) Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool

Origin of Everything (2018) The Origin of Race in the USA

The Take (2020) The Spicy Latina Trope, Explained

Tyler, N. M. TEDxMileHigh (2019) What if white people led the charge to end racism?

Vancour, V. TEDxUniversityofNevada (2017) I’m Mexican, Does that Change Your Assumptions about me

Vischer, P. Holy Post (2020) Race in America


Allen, T. (2019)
6 Chicano Activists At CU Were Killed In Car Bombs 45 Years Ago — A Violent History Few Know About. Students Created A Memorial To Change That
CPR News. Retrieved from here

Diavolo, L. (2020)
Black Lives Matter Protests Are Inspiring New Laws and Changing the Way People Think About Police
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Eligon, J. (2020)
A Debate Over Identity and Race Asks, Are African-Americans ‘Black’ or ‘black’?
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Hutcherson, L. L. (2017)
My white friend asked me to explain white privilege, so I decided to be honest
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Martin, C. (2018)
Why Are White People So Bad At Talking About Race?
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Ricciardi, T., & Sebastian, M. (2020)
PS board members seek removal of Denver police officers from schools by 2021
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National Public Radio (2016)
Code Switch
NPR Retrieved from here

Stuff You Missed in History Class (2017)
Hernandez v. Texas
HowStuffWorks podcast network Retrieved from here

Stuff You Missed in History Class (2013)
Mendez v. Westminster
HowStuffWorks podcast network Retrieved from here

Serial (2020)
Nice White Parents
New York Times Retrieved from here

The New York Times (2020)
New York Times Retrieved from here

Wonder Media Network (2020)
White Picket Fence
Wonder Media Network Retrieved from here

Oregon Humanities (2021)
The Detour
Oregon Humanities Retrieved from here


The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

Talking About Race

Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global black history, arts, and culture.

“The Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List”

Found Through film and dialogue, World  Trust Educational Services ignites courage and expands capacity to create a world free from racism.  They envision a world coming into wholeness where transformative love and wisdom heal the human family from racism and separation. Over their more than 20 years of operation, they have opened millions of hearts and minds. By offering the comprehensive capabilities and deep knowledge necessary to help solve the most complex issues of your organization, their work helps heal and transform people, communities, and institutions.

World Trust Blog

The National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy (NIXLA) Accelerator Series is designed to help individuals and institutional teams enhance their knowledge and understanding of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in addition to strengthening participants’ strategic diversity leadership capabilities and cultural competencies. The series takes place online within a fast-paced masterclass type learning environment.

Winter Accelerator Series

The mission of Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation is to educate and inspire people who want to make a difference as leaders in their community using inclusivity, collaboration, shared vision, and responsibility as core values in their work.

Colorado’s Civic DNA


History Colorado
Cafecitos (2020): History Colorado is delighted to announce an inventive and special series of “Cafecitos” to welcome our newest exhibit Hecho en Colorado. Join us on one of these carefully curated intimate tours for groups of ten or fewer on Friday mornings. Meet us in our lobby for some coffee and socialization and then experience a guided tour by the founder of the Latino Cultural Arts Center and exhibit curator, Adrianna Abarca. The brand new exhibit will feature art from Chicano, Mexican, and Native artists from across the state. Cafecitos are ideal for community, family and small groups seeking intimate ways to learn and share experiences together. Singles are welcome to sign-up as well and join on one of these tours.


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