Readings & Resources


equityXdesign

equityXdesign: A Process for Transformation is the landmark white paper that introduced equityXdesign as a process of transformation. It outlines the beliefs and mindsets needed to design new schools, organizations, and relationships and how innovation and creativity can be applied to the work of social justice.

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The Next American Revolution

This text reminds us of the power of “visionary organizing”  to transform our communities one neighborhood and community at time.

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The Big 10 (+1) Ideas that Fuel Oppression

Biology provides illustrative analogs about cultures and the nutrients needed to sustain them. Oppressive ideas are rooted in racial, gender, class hierarchies and they spread through the relationships that we create and sustain.

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Choosing Personalized Learning as a Strategy for Educational Equity

This article talks about how important student identity is to the discourse of personalization and equity.

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Jesus and the Disinherited

This powerful text is rooted in the Christian tradition. An acclaimed theologian, Thurman uses the historical life of Jesus Christ as an allegory to explain the impact of segregation on people and provide a model for interruption.

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The Hidden Wound

Wendell Berry explains the psychological impact of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation on the psyches of white people. Acknowledging the wound is the first step in the healing process.

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Racing to Justice

John A. Powell argues that hierarchies, especially racial hierarchies keep us distant and separated from each to other. We need to commit to a common goal with targeted, differentiated approaches and abandon the hierarchies and our investment in them in order to create a more inclusive society.

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The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860–1935

James Anderson historically narrates  black persistence, ingenuity, and resilience necessary to acquire education and literacy after Emancipation and during the Reconstruction and Progressive Eras in American history.

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