Additional Resources

The National Museum of African American History & Culture curates very good material to help facilitate learning on the topics embedded in Mrs. Dwyer’s communication to all staff and our communities. 

By clicking on the following links, you can start or continue your individual journey on the path to empathy, understanding, and join us on the path to becoming antiracist:


1619 from The New York Times, “1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. 

Watch and listen to Howard Ross explain the science of human bias.

Watch and listen to Robin DiAngelo explain the concept of white privilege and constructing white racial identity.


  • Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap, 2017 study by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Mescheded, & Tom Shapiro analyzing the racial wealth gap that exists between white, black, and Latino households. (PDF)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race(2019) by Ijeoma Oluo. In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor(2020) by Layla F. Saad. This eye-opening book/WORKBOOK challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
  • Writing with Color: POC & Food Comparisonsby Collette. Writing with Color has received several asks on this topic. Everything from “how do I describe my character’s skin tone without being offensive?” and “what’s the problem with comparing my character to chocolate and coffee?” I’m hoping to address all these and likewise questions in this guide on describing POCs’ skin color, from light, dark and all that’s in between.
  • “A Latino is a Latino is a Latino?”  by historian Alfredo Torres Jr. from My San Antonio.
  • Interrupting Bias: Calling Out vs. Calling Infrom Seed the Way (PDF)
  • Being Antiracistfrom National Museum of African American History & Culture, The Smithsonian