Teaching Toward Justice

Curated Resources on Antiracism for English Teachers and Teacher Educators

MCTE’s diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity (dije) subcommittee has curated resources for Michigan PreK-16 English teachers and teacher educators to help them make choices for their classroom centered on justice as enacted through antiracism. We have selected videos, movies, articles, websites, books, book lists, podcasts, and curated resource lists. While we have tried to make the list expansive, it is not comprehensive to the many materials that can be found on the internet because it would be impossible to include all those here.

Our hope is that these resources will inspire teachers to engage in antiracism and justice, and develop their literacy in racial justice in their curricular, pedagogical, and assessment decisions. To search for resources, start with your understanding of antiracism and your readiness to learn, be an ally, or be a co-conspirator.

Ready to Learn

If you are asking questions about what is antiracism, or want to understand more about how racism manifests in the English Language Arts classroom, click that you are ready to learn.

The opposite of racist isn’t “not racist.”

It is “anti-racist.”

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Criticality calls for teachers to connect their teaching to the human condition and to frame their teaching practices in response to the social and uneven times in which we live. 

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad


Ready to Be an Ally

If you want to know what you can do to make changes in your classroom (and your life) so that you are consciously choosing antiracism, click that you are ready to be an ally.


Ready to Be a Co-Conspirator

If you are ready to give up your own privilege and take risks for others—students and colleagues who have been traditionally marginalized—click that you are ready to be a co-conspirator.

The journey for abolitionists and our co-conspirators is arduous, but we fight for a future that will never need to be reformed again because it was built as just from the beginning.

Dr. Bettina Love

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Michigan Connections

We want to highlight selected resources that speak specifically to the teaching of English Language Arts and resources for English Language Arts educators. All books, including pedagogical texts, take place in Michigan, and/or are by Michigan authors, and/or are about Michiganders. We have attempted to highlight Black and Indigenous authors, but know that there are many, regrettably, that we have missed.