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Anti-Racist Pedagogy Resources

“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify it and describe it–and then dismantle it.”

–Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist (2019)

 

From History to Psychology, from Arts to the Sciences, there is a significant body of courses and disciplines that address the issues of racial inequality, racism, injustice and discrimination. At John Jay College Teaching and Learning Center, there is an education movement toward social justice education wherein faculty and students are able to intervene, discuss and understand the fight for justice and the promotion of equity for people of color. However, more must be done!

For many years, faculty have experienced challenges in teaching the content on “racial injustice” effectively. In order to assist faculty members and students on the discussion of racism that is more prevalent today, there are four categories below that shows a collection of resources for faculty members and students to introduce the discussion to the classrooms.

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING RACIAL JUSTICE

 

In this time of outrage and injustice and grief, we are responsible to our students for teaching racial justice both through content and practice. The following resources represent a few of those we feel are focused on truth, empowerment, and change in the ongoing efforts to create and achieve racial justice.

  • Racial Equity Resource Guide: “These resources focused on racial equity include journal entries, books, magazines, videos, and more.”

 

 

 

  • “Teaching for Black Lives”: a handbook to fight America’s ferocious racism in (virtual or face-to-face) classrooms: “a collection of writings that helps educators humanize blacks in curriculum, teaching and policy and connect lessons to young people’s lives.”

 

  • “The Syllabus: 21-Day Racial Challenge Equity Habit-Building Challenge :The invites participants to complete a syllabus of 21 short assignments (typically taking 15-30 minutes), over 21 consecutive days, that include readings, videos or podcasts. It has been intentionally crafted to focus on the Black American experience. The assignments seek to expose participants to perspectives on elements of Black history, identity and culture, and to the Black community’s experience of racism in America.”

 

Anti-Asian Violence

 

Reaffirmation of CCNY’s Stand Against Anti-Asian Violence

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/presidentsoffice/blog/reaffirmation-ccnys-stand-against-anti-asian-violence

 

Confronting Anti-Asian Attacks, Violence, and Rhetoric (A Message from John Jay President Karol Mason)

https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/President/Confronting_AntiAsian_Attacks_March19_2021.pdf

 

Unacceptable Acts of Hate and Intolerance

https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/President/Unacceptable_Acts_of_Hate_and_Intolerance_Feb25_21.pdf

https://stopaapihate.org/

 

CUNY Graduate Center (A Message from the CUNY Graduate Center President)

https://www.gc.cuny.edu/News/All-News/Detail?id=59374

 

CUNY Compliance and Diversity Office

https://gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Administrative-Services/Compliance-and-Diversity

 

 

STATEMENTS BY CUNY AND JOHN JAY COLLEGE