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These suggested materials include online essays, articles accessible in various journals, and books.


Code of Ethics for Antiracist White Allies
Excerpted from Occupying Privilege: Conversation on Love, Race, and Liberation

A Science of Storytelling
An essay focusing on the importance of storytelling, not simply as entertainment, cultural event, or education tool, but as an instrument to stimulate brain function.

The Most Diverse Cities Are Often The Most Segregated
Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, uses several metrics--a citywide diversity index, a neighborhood diversity index, and an integration-segregation index--to analyze the level of integration in large U.S. cities, with his most detailed analysis focusing on Chicago and Baltimore. He shows that "of the top 100 U.S. cities by population, 35 are at least one-quarter black, and only 6 of those cities have positive integration scores."

Are You Racist?
Chris Mooney explores how "Science is beginning to unmask the bigot inside [one's] brain" and how we might counter personal bias.

Creating the Opportunity to Learn
A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera discuss "Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap.

Closing the Racial Achievement Gap
Dr. Pedro Noguera discusses best strategies for closing the achievement gap in schools.

Effective Strategies for African American Boys
(http://www.air.org/resource/effective-strategies-mentoring-african-american-boys) by Roger G. Jarjour. Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Research, 2013.

How Culturally Attuned Teachers Can Help . . .
How Culturally Attuned Teachers Can Help African American Males Succeed In School” by Charles Corprew III (http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/brief/how-culturally-attuned-teachers-can-help-african-american-males-succeed-school) Scholars Strategy Network, 2013.

Race Against Time: Educating Black Boys
(www.nea.org/assets/docs/educatingblackboys11rev.pdf (2011). National Education Association.

From Punitive to Restorative: Advantages of Using Trauma-informed Practices
By Kelly Capatosto, 2015.

What Works for African American Children and Adolescents
Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions” by Tawana Bandy and Kristin Moore. (http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2011-04WhatWorkAAChildren.pdf.

The Tree of Contemplative Practices.
The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. The Tree illustrates some of the contemplative practices currently in use in secular organizational and academic settings.

Aiming Higher Together
Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color” by Ronald F. Ferguson. Urban Institute.

Excellence Through Equity
The Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student by Alan Blankstein and Pedro Noguera for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Clos
By Wade A. Boykin and Pedro Noguera for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Perspectives and Strategies for Challenging
By Thomas B. Timar and Julie Maxwell-Jolly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2012.

The Resegregation of Suburban Schools: A Hidden Crisis in American Educatio
Edited by Erica Frankenberg and Gary Orfield. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2012.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
(3rd Ed) by Marshall Rosenberg. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2015. On compassionate communication.

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice
Educating People from Privileged Groups by Diane J. Goodman. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood, and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality P
By Christopher Emdin. Boston: Beacon Press, 2016.

Educating for Insurgency
The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty by Jay Gilles and Bob Moses. Chico, CA: AK Press, 2014.

Rac(e)ing to Class
Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms by Richard Milner. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2016.

Moral Tribes
Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene. NY: Penguin, 2013.

Between the World and Me
By Ta Nehisi Coates. NY: Spiegel and Grau, 2015. Written as a letter to his son, Coates explores his concerns as an African American man for his teenage son, given recent killings of black men by law enforcement agents.

Reaching & Teaching Students in Poverty
Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap by Paul Gorski. NY: Teachers College P, 2013.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2015.

Culturally Attuned Teachers
“How Culturally Attuned Teachers Can Help African American Males Succeed In School” by Charles Corprew III (http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/brief/how-culturally-attuned-teachers-can-help-african-american-males-succeed-school) Scholars Strategy Network, 2013.

The Compassionate Classroom:
Relationship Based Teaching and Learning by Sura Hart and Victoria Hudson. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2004

The No-Fault Classroom
Tools to Resolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence by Sura Hart and Victoria Hudson. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2008.

How You Can Find The Good In A Nasty Election Cycle
By Kelly McGonigal. UC Berkeley: Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, 2016.

Beyond the Bake Sale:
The Essential Guide to Family School Partnerships by Anne Henderson. NY: New Press, 2007.

Pushout
The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris, Monique. NY: New Press, 2016.

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
By Robert Putnam. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Playing with Anger
Teaching Coping Skills to African American Boys Through Athletics and Culture by Howard Stevenson. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003

Whistling Vivaldi
How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steel. NY: Norton, 2011.

The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents
By Kirkland Vaughans and Warren Spielberg. NY: Praeger, 2014.

“Effective Strategies for African American Boys”
(http://www.air.org/resource/effective-strategies-mentoring-african-american-boys) by Roger G. Jarjour. Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Research, 2013.

The Gift That Can Save Lives
Teaching Black Students to Become Good Readers” by Gail Thompson and Cynthia Shamberger. (2015). Journal of Research Initiatives, 1(3), article 5.

The Rites of Passage
The Rites of Passage as a Cultural Retooling Process for Black Youth In Their Adolescent-to-Adulthood Transition” by Lance Williams. Black Child Journal (May 2015), a publication of the National Rites of Passage Institute

“Race Against Time
Educating Black Boys” (www.nea.org/assets/docs/educatingblackboys11rev.pdf (2011). National Education Association.

From Punitive to Restorative
Advantages of Using Trauma-informed Practices in Schools by Kelly Capatosto. (Kirwaninstitute.osu.edu), 2015.

“What Works for African American Children and Adolescents
Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions” by Tawana Bandy and Kristin Moore. (http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2011-04WhatWorkAAChildren.pdf.

State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review
By team led by Cheryl Staats. 2016.

Rites of Passage
A Program for High School African American Males by Shirley Butler-Derge. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009.

Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards
School Climate Reform Initiatives edited by Kristie Fink, Jonathan Cohen, and Sean Slade. NY: Routledge, 2016

The No-Fault Classroom
Tools to Resolve Conflict and Foster Relationship Intelligence by Sura Hart and Victoria Hudson. Thousand Oaks, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2008.

Her Rite of Passage:
How to Design and Deliver a Rites of Passage Program for African-American Girls and Young Women by Cassandra Mack. Lincoln, NE: Authors Choice Press, 2007.

Closing the Performance Gap
Closing the Performance Gap in a 4th Wave and Post-Modern Society: Lessons from the Field by J. Q. Adams. (http://www.mwera.org/MWER/documents/MWER-2005-Winter-18-1.pdf#page=16). Mid-Western Educational Researcher 18(1), 2005