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Below are links to books, articles, podcasts, and websites that offer more information about strategies teachers can employ when engaging the topic of race in the college classroom.

The Syllabus Statement

“DEI Syllabus Tool” (pdf from Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas)

Crafting a Syllabus Diversity Statement (a checklist and sample statements created by the Eberly Center at Carnegie Mellon)

Sample Diversity Statements (sample syllabus statements compiled by Dr. Cardon; includes example statements for Land Acknowledgements)


Bolton, Philathia, Cassander L. Smith, and Lee Bebout. Teaching With Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2019

Brookfield, Stephen D. Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2018 

Cardon, Lauren, and Anne-Marie Womack. Inclusive College Classrooms: Teaching Methods for Diverse Learners. New York, NY: Routledge, 2022 

Start Talking:  A Handbook for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education (edited by Kay Landis.  Anchorage, AK:  University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University, 2008)


Microaggressions in the Classroom (article with suggestions for handling students’ microaggressions)


"Teaching While White" (a podcast featuring resources for promoting antiracist pedagogy)

Teaching With Tension & The Illusion of Postracialism” (a podcast featuring the editors of the volume Teaching With Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom, June 2021)

Websites & Guides

“Antiracist Pedagogy in Action” (online resource that provides introduction to antiracist teaching, defines key terms, and offers suggestions for further reading; created by Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning)

Antiracist Pedagogy Research Guide (guide created by the University of Southern California Libraries that highlights methods, obstacles, and benefits to antiracist teaching)

“Antiracist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum” (resource created by St. Cloud State University that discusses relevance of antiracist teaching in all disciplines)

Calling In versus Calling Out Problematic Behavior (created by Dr. Rebecca Eunmi Haslam, founder of Seed the Way, a teaching and learning center for racial justice in education)


“Managing Classroom Conflict,” (from the Center for Faculty Excellence at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

“Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom,” (from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University)

Talking About “Race and Other Identities,” (a powerpoint presentation from IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

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