Race

Here we explore the identifications that determine our governmental, economic and social outcomes.

* This concept remains under construction as we continue to add resources and tools to the field guide. If you have a link or tool to share, please email us at research@upwithcommunity.org and we’ll check it out.

Guide

Racial Identity Development

This guide illustrates the stages that mark the development of one’s racial identity, as experienced by people of color compared to white people.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Framework

Four Levels of Racism

Review definitions, examples, and strategies to address four different levels of racism.

Race Forward
Framework

The Ground Water Approach

Explore the structural and cultural roots of racial identity and the nature of racism as it currently exists in the United States.

Racial Equity Institute
Book

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

Ijeoma Oluo
Book

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

Beverly Tatum
Book

Racism Without Racists Color Blind Racism & The Persistence Of Racial Inequality In America

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for-and ultimately justify-racial inequalities.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Book

How To Be Less Stupid About Race

An essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and misconceptions that have corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media and politics, this book represents a sobering and urgently needed call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression.

Crystal Fleming

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