“Barbara Johns of Farmville Virginia,” PBS LearningMedia. 2002. https://cptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/bf10.socst.us.global.farmville/barbara-johns-of-farmville-virginia/. A short video telling the story of the student strike led by Barbara Johns which helped lead to Brown v. Board of Education.
Bloch, Matthew, Shan Carter and Alan McLean. “Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census,” New York Times. Accessed July 25, 2019. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/census/2010/map.html. An interactive website where one can explore demographic info gathered from the 2010 U.S census.
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. “The Structure of Racism in Color-Blind, ‘Post-Racial’ America,” American Behavioral Scientist, Vol 59(11) (2015): 1358-1376. A useful article to understand the structural and color-blind racism of the post-Civil Rights era.
Center on Race and Wealth. “CRW Demographics.” Accessed July 25, 2019. http://raceandwealth.coas.howard.edu/reports&publications/CRW%20demographics.pdf. A plethora of info-graphics about race, wealth and inequality in the United States.
Coates, Ta-nehisi. “The Case for Reparations,” The Atlantic, June 2014. Coates’ renowned piece on the subject. Has useful information about predatory contract sales agreements.
Dougherty, Jack, Jesse Wanzer, and Christina Ramsay/ “Sheff v. O’Neill: Weak Desegregation Remedies and Strong Disincentives in Connecticut, 1996-2008.” In From the Courtroom to the Classroom, edited by Claire E. Smrekar and Ellen B. Goldring, 103-127. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2009. A deep-dive into the Connecticut school desegregation case Sheff v. O’Neil.
Fujino, Diane C., Jonathan D. Gomez, Esther Lezra, George Lipsitz, Jordan Mitchell and James Fonseca. “A transformative pedagogy for a decolonial world.” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 40:2 (March 2018): 69-95. Explains the work of the Transformative Pedagogy Project (TPP) at the University of California. Provides lots of concrete pedagogical tools for decolonizing the classroom.
Harriot, Michael. “Redlining: The Origin Story of Institutionalized Racism,” The Root, April 25, 2019. https://www.theroot.com/redlining-the-origin-story-of-institutional-racism-1834308539. A short video and accompanying article that gives an easy to understand overview of redlining and its legacy.
HoSang, Daniel Martinez. Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California. University of California Press, 2010. A detailed history of California’s controversial ballot initiatives as they relate to race and racism. Chapter 3 “Get Back Your Rights!” is particularly applicable to this unit.
"Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Company." Oyez. Accessed June 2, 2019. https://www.oyez.org/cases/1967/645. A concise summary of the case.
Kuthy, Diane. “Redlining and Greenlining: Olivia Robinson Investigates Root Causes of Racial Inequity.” Art Education, 70:1 (2017), 50-57. An instructional resource that documents artist Olivia Robinson’s research and artwork around the history of redlining in Baltimore.
Lipsitz, George. “Sounds of Silence.” In Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindeness across the Disciplines, edited by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang and George Lipsitz, 23-51. Oakland: University of California Press, 2019. Very useful read to understand the dangers of colorblindness and the role it has played in Constitutional Law, especially as it relates to school desegregation cases.
Moyer, Justin Wm. “The unbelievable story of why Woody Guthrie hated Donald Trump’s dad,” Washington Post, January 22, 2016. The history behind Woody Guthrie’s song, documenting Donald Trump’s father’s racist actions as a landlord.
Newkirk II, Van R. “How Shelby County v. Holder Broke America.” The Atlantic. July 10, 2018. Documents the dangerous results the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder had on voting rights as they relate to race.
“Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1.” Oyez. Accessed June 1, 2019. https://www.oyez.org/cases/2006/05-908. A concise summary of the case.
Race- The Power of an Illusion. California Newsreel, 2003. Film. https://vimeo.com/133506632. A three part series about race that works to disrupt misconceptions and myths about the topic. Episode three, “The House We Live in” is particularly relevant to this unit, documenting the history of housing segregation in the U.S. and its legacy.
“Racial Restrictive Covenants,” The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, Last modified 2018, https://depts.washington.edu/civilr/covenants.htm. An online database of dozens of actual racial covenants from Seattle.
Robbie, Sandra, “Mendez v. Westminster: Desegregating Califronia’s Schools,” PBS LearningMedia. 2002. https://cptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/osi04.soc.ush.civil.mendez/mendez-v-westminster-desegregating-californias-schools/. A short video about the California case Mendez v. Westminster which acted as precedent to Brown v. Board of Education.
Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017. One of the primary sources used in this unit. Gives detailed history of residential segregation in the U.S. and the role the government played in sponsoring it.
Ryan, Caitlin L. and Adrienne D. Dizon, “Rethinking Pedagogy to Re-center Race: Some Reflections.” Review of Research Vol. 84, No. 2 (2006): 17-183. A useful overview and reflection about how Critical Race Theory can be applied to the field of education.
"Shelby County v. Holder." Oyez. Accessed June 1, 2019. https://www.oyez.org/cases/2012/12-96. A concise summary of the case.
“Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.” Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School. Accessed July 25, 2019. https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/402/1. A concise summary of the case.
Tegeler, Philip and Michael Hilton, Disrupting the Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Segregation. Poverty & Race Research Action Council, 2017. https://www.prrac.org/pdf/Disrupting_the_Reciprocal_Relationship_JCHS_chapter.pdf. A report explaining the relationship between housing and school segregation, how policy has been used to perpetuate such segregation, but how it could also be used to disrupt it.
“The Battle for Busing.” New York Times. 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002427912/the-battle-for-busing.html. A short video that tells the story of the desegregation of Charlotte, North Carolina schools thanks to busing, and the district’s more recent resegregation.
University of Richmond. “Mapping Inequality.” Accessed July 25, 2019. https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=13/41.3286/- 72.9090&opacity=0.8&city=new-haven-ct. An interactive website in which one can look at original HOLC redlining maps from across the United States.