Hockaday is pleased to offer a recommended diversity, equity and inclusion reading and resource list, curated by our teachers, librarians, and staff. This list will continue to be expanded over time and many of these are available on-line or through our School libraries.
There should be something here for everyone.


Austin Channing Brown: “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”
Maura Cullen: “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap”
Robin DiAngelo: “White Fragility”

Anthony Jack: “The Privileged Poor”
Ibram X. Kendi:
“How to Be An Antiracist”
“Stamped From The Beginning”

Irshad Manji: "Don’t Label Me, How to do Diversity without Inflaming the Culture Wars"
Trevor Noah: “Born a Crime”
Ijeoma Oluo: “So You Want To Talk About Race”

Clause Steele: "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do"
Beverly Tatum:
“Assimilation Blues: Black Families in White Communities, Who Succeeds and Why”
“Can We Talk about Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation”
Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?”


The Atlantic (June 17, 2020):
What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently
New York Magazine (June 17, 2020):
Black Teens Are Calling Out Racism at Their Fancy Schools
Education Week (August 14, 2019):
The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education
Dr. Erin Winkler, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2009):
Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race
National Council for the Social Studies (1989):
Multicultural Education vs Anti-Racist Education: The Debate in Canada

Websites and Other Resources

National Association of Independent Schools: Principles of Good Practice
National Association of School Psychologists: “Understanding Race and Privilege
Racial Equity Tools: Glossary: Types of Racism
A powerful and practical guide by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh to help you navigate racism, challenge privilege, manage stress and trauma, and begin to heal. Healing from racism is a journey that often involves reliving trauma and experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, and anxiety. This journey can be bumpy ride, and before we begin healing, we need to gain an understanding of the role history plays in racial/ethnic myths and stereotypes.
This handout is from the "Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing" by Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC.
Whites for Racial Equity is a group of white people who are committed to dismantling racism.  We are taking responsibility for learning about systemic racism, our own internalized racism, white privilege, and ways to challenge it. We believe that our humanity depends upon it. (offers free online courses)

Videos and Films


Netflix movies: “13th” and “When They See Us” by Ava DuVernay
“Fruitvale Station” by Ryan Coogler — Available to rent on Amazon Prime and iTunes

Materials Curated by Other Groups

The Guardian and American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center: Antiracism in America
National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race
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