Racial Justice Resources

In the wake of mass protests over the recent brutal deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbury, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others at the hands of law enforcement and White supremacist vigilantes in the U.S. Writing Spaces denounces all forms of racism and White supremacy and commits to anti-racist publishing, community-building, and research practices.

Read our full statement regarding our commitment to Anti-Racist Practices.

To support the work of anti-racist educators in writing, literacy, and language instruction, we offer the following resources. This list is a work in progress. Please send us suggestions at editors@writingspaces.org.

Resources and Further Reading

Baker-Bell, A., Butler, T., & Johnson, L. (January 01, 2017). The Pain and the Wounds: A Call for Critical Race English Education in the Wake of Racial Violence. English Education, 49, 2, 116-129.

Baker-Bell, A. (January 02, 2020). Dismantling anti-black linguistic racism in English language arts classrooms: Toward an anti-racist black language pedagogy. Theory into Practice, 59, 1, 8-21.

Condon, F., & Young, V.A., Eds. (2017). Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication. The WAC Clearinghouse; Parlor Press.

Inoue, A. B. (2019). How do we language so people stop killing each other, or what do we do about white language supremacy? College Composition and Communication, 61(2), 352-369.

Inoue, Asao B. (2015). Antiracist writing assessment ecologies: Teaching and assessing writing for a socially just future. The WAC Clearinghouse; Parlor Press.

Perryman-Clark, S., Kirkland, D. E., Jackson, A., Smitherman, G., National Council of Teachers of
English, & Conference on College Composition and Communication (U.S.). (2015). Students’ right to their own language: a critical sourcebook.

Ruiz, I. D. (2016). Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and Other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US.

Villanueva, V. (January 01, 1999). On the Rhetoric and Precedents of Racism. College Composition and Communication, 50, 4, 645-662.

Linguistic Diversity in Writing Pedagogy

Canagarajah, A. Suresh. (2013). Translingual practice: Global Englishes and cosmopolitan relations. New York and Abingdon: Routledge.

Lippi-Green, Rosina. (2012). English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States (2nd edition). New York: Routledge.

Young, V. A. (2014). Other people's English: Code meshing, code switching, and African American literacy. Teachers College Press.

Flowers, K. S. (2019). Writing studies’ concessions to the English-only movement: Revisiting CCCC’s national language policy and Its reception. College Composition and Communication, 61(1), 31-59.

Smitherman, G., & Villanueva, V. (2003). Language diversity in the classroom: From intention to practice. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Rose, M. (April 01, 1985). The Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University. College English, 47, 4, 341-359.

General AntiRacist Pedagogy Resources

Anti-racism resources for white people. (n.d.). Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugS...

Antiracism: A Reading List | Scribd. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.scribd.com/curated-lists/17026321/Antiracism-A-Reading-List

García, S. A. V. (n.d.). Library Guides: How To Be An Antiracist: Book Discussion Series: #HowToBeAnAntiracistSyllabus. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://instr.iastate.libguides.com/c.php?g=991417&p=7172651

Roberts, J. (2020, June 8). White Academia: Do Better. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://medium.com/the-faculty/white-academia-do-better-fa96cede1fc5

An Essential Reading List for Black Liberation, Brought to You by the Schomburg Center. (2020, June 10). Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://hyperallergic.com/570031/black-liberation-reading-list-schomburg...

Kreisinger, E. (n.d.). It’s Time To Unpack White Fragility. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/why-are-white-people-so-bad-at-talking-...

Let’s Talk! Discussing Whiteness. (2017, June 28). Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://www.tolerance.org/professional-development/webinars/whiteness

Other Collected Resources

McIntyre, Megan. Antiracist TA Training Resources/Readings. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZoH0Ul1jc_0h8SiNPPAbFq2GmVkTyqQBk9lq...

Association of Internet Researchers. AoIR Collated Resources for Critical Race and Internet Studies. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h809wXUByII2tT0dLlUrgF5r9LK1I2aAel_h...