Antiracism Resources

Antiracism Resources

Antiracism resources for teaching in anthropology

Antiracism calls on everyone to challenge their values and behaviors and commit to working towards the elimination of the systemic racism that exists in our society. Below, we have compiled some antiracist teaching resources, especially for anthropology faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

In addition, here is a previous compilation of anti-racism resources, which contains a number of helpful film and media suggestions that could be used in teaching: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

Theresa Tarves and Becky Mattson at Penn State Law also put together an excellent set of resources for activating antiracism, reparation of Black culture & history, and examining whiteness & privilege: http://pennstatelaw.libguides.com/understandingracism

Articles, books, tools, and websites

  • Charity Hudley, Anne H. (2017) “Language and Racialization.” In The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190212896.013.29.
  • Heilman, Elizabeth E. (2004) “Hoosiers, Hicks, and Hayseeds: The Controversial Place of Marginalized Ethnic Whites in Multicultural Education.” Equity & Excellence in Education 37 (1): 67– 79. https://doi.org/10.1080/10665680490422124.
  • Hill, Jane H. (2008) The Everyday Language of White Racism. Wiley-Blackwell. Esp. “The Persistence of White Racism,” “Language in White Racism: An Overview.”
  • Hill, J. H. (1998) Language, race, and white public space. American Anthropologist 100 (3): 680–89.
  • Florini, Sarah. (2014) “Tweets, Tweeps, and Signifyin’: Communication and Cultural Performance on ‘Black Twitter.’” Television & New Media 15 (3): 223–37. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527476413480247.
  • Florini, Sarah. (2017) “This Week in Blackness, the George Zimmerman Acquittal, and the Production of a Networked Collective Identity.” New Media & Society 19 (3): 439–54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444815606779.
  • Lippi-Green, Rosina. (2011) English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States. 2 edition. London ; New York: Routledge.
  • Sierra, Sylvia. (2018) “Linguistic and Ethnic Media Stereotypes in Everyday Talk: Humor and Identity Construction among Friends.” Journal of Pragmatics, October. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.09.007.

Podcasts and videos