Racial Justice Resources

Keep moving forward on your Racial Justice Journey

Below you will find resources arranged by topic and learning style: Listen (podcasts), Watch (online videos, documentaries, films), or Read (books, articles). We challenge you to take your next step!

“If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”  - Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister, civil rights activist

Local History

Welcome to Minnesota

Listen 

Read

U.S. History

U.S. History

Listen 

Read

Watch

For Children

For Children

Read

  • Let’s Talk About Race – Julius Lester
  • Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan
  • The Colors of Us – Karen Katz [Ages 6-8]
  • Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly [Ages 2-6]
  • Black is Brown is Tan by Arnold Adoff [Ages 2-4]
  • My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits [Ages 4-6]
  • I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley [Ages 3-8]
  • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox [Ages 3-8]
  • Almond Cookies & Dragon Well Tea by Cynthia Chin-Lee [Ages 4-8]
  • Books about Black Fatherhood
  • Like Me Like You Kids (Toys and books for kids)

Education

Education

Read

  • School Discipline Disparities Report - Pdf 
  • School to Prison Pipeline Fact Sheet - Pdf
  • State of Students of Color Report – 2016 - Pdf
  • On a Mission for Girls of Color: Inequality at School
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me:  Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
  • Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience – David Wallace Adams
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? – Beverly Tatum

Watch

Indigenous Perspectives

 

indigenous perspectives

Read

Watch

Black / African American Perspectives

Black African American Perspectives

Read

  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nahisi Coates
  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color – Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua
  • The Souls of Black Folk – W.E.B Dubois

Watch

Latinx Perspectives

Latinx Perspectives

Read

  • Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation – Ray Suarez
  • Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the Unites States, English/Spanish Edition (Poetry) (kid-friendly)

Watch

Justice System

Justice System

Read

Watch

Immigration

Immigration

Read

  • Americanah - Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Book of Unknown Americans – Cristina Henriquez
  • Foreign Soil – Maxine Beneba Clarke

Refugee Experience

refugee experience

Read