How to Reduce Racism in the Classroom
Expanded list of recommended readings

Reduce Racism in the College Classrooms.

An article appeared in Academe, “Eight Actions to Reduce Racism in the College Classrooms” by Shaun R. Harper and Charles H. F. Davis III. November-December 2016. Retrieve from

The article included recommended readings, our campus has several, including those online (*) so you can read them on a plane. CSULB has added additional titles also helpful.

*Bensimon, Estela Mara, and Lindsey Malcolm. Confronting equity issues on campus:implementing the equity scorecard in theory and practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2012.


*Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the world and me: Notes on the first 150 years in America. New York, NY: Spiegel and Grau, 2015.


Dowd, Alicia C. and Estela Mara Bensimon. Engaging the race question: Accountability and equity in U.S. higher education. New York, NY : Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015.


Fasching-Varner, Kenneth, Katrice A. Albert, Roland W. Mitchell, and Chaunda Allen. Racial battle fatigue in higher education: Exposing the myth of post-racial America.

Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.


Museus, Samuel D., and Uma M. Jayakumar. Creating campus cultures: fostering success among racially diverse student populations. New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.


*Pérez, William, and Richard Douglas Cortés. Undocumented Latino college students: their socioemotional and academic experiences. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Pub., 2011.


Quaye, Stephen John, and Shaun R. Harper. Student engagement in higher education: theoretical perspectives and practical approaches for diverse populations. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 2015.


*Smith, Daryl G. Diversity’s promise for higher education: Making it work. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. paper version online version


*Stockdill, Brett C. and Mary Yu Danico. Transforming the ivory tower: Challenging racism, sexism, and homophobia in the academy. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i Press in association with UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2012.


Sue, Derald Wing. Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2010.


*Sue, Derald Wing. Race talk and the conspiracy of silence: Understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2015.


Titles based on High School experiences:

Aviles de Bradley, Ann M. From charity to equity: Race, homelessness, and urban schools. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2015.