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African American

What Would You Do? Race Video

A Death For Dixie (Racism)

Pariah (movie)

Roots by Alex Haley

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings   by  Maya Angelou

The Dream Keepers       Gloria Ladsons-Billings

Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness    Jane Lazarre

Why are all the Black Kids sitting together     Dorothy Tatum

This is my Country, Too                  John Williams

The Color Purple                   Alice Walker

Copper Sun                           Sharon Draper

Things Fall Apart                  Chinua Achbee

Notes of a Native Son                James Baldwin

Their Eyes were Watching God      Zora Neale Hurston

The Bluest Eye                             Toni Morrision

Beloved                                  Toni Morrison

Kaffir Boy                         Mark Mathabane

Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok

Annie’s War by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan

Racism in Football

The Drug War and Mass Incarceration by the Numbers

The Future of Race


Partitioning Jerusalem

Karzai in NATO

One Ummah Consulting

Arranged (movie)

Persepolis (movie)

Coming to America       Bernard Wolf

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

How one MN school district handles a rising immigrant population


Native American/American Indian

Why I’m Not Thankful for Thanksgiving

See No Indian, Hear No Indian

American Indian and Latino Cultural Evolution

The ‘Real’ Story of Thanksgiving

What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale

Indian Bummer – Full Frontal Looks at American Indian Tribal Court

People of the Deer by Farley Mowat

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

The Broken Cord           Michael Dorris

Yellow Raft in Blue Water          Michael Dorris

Ceremony          Leslie Marmon Silko

Cloud Chamber               Michael Dorris

Neither Wolf nor Dog       Ken Nerbum

Storyteller          Leslie Marmon Silko

Stone Fox by John Reynold Gardiner

Traders in Time by Janie Lynn Panagopoulos

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The Almanac of the Dead      Leslie Marmon Silko

American Holocaust               David Stannard

Reservation Blues       Sherman Alexie

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fight in Heaven Sherman Alexie

All my Sins are Relatives                 William Penn

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie

Two Old Women                      Velma Wallis

Pigs in Heaven                        Barbara Kingsolver

Love Medicine                    Louise Erdich

Pushing the Bear                      Diane Glancy

Solar Storms                    Linda Hogan

Last Standing Woman               Winona LaDuke

Walking the Rez Road               Jim Northrup

The Bone Game                      Louis Owens

Grass Dancer                      Susan Powers


Mental Illness/Addiction

The Child Behind the Label

The Secrets of Sugar – Documentary

Your Students and Fast Food

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas

An Unquiet Mind      by   Kay Jamison

Keeping Secrets by  Suzanne Summers

Club Meds   by  Katharine Hall Page

Go Ask Alice    by  Anonymous

If I Grow Up   by Todd Strasser

Rats Saw God   by   Rob Thomas

Street Pharm    by  Allision Van Diepen


American Indian and Latino Cultural Evolution

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Amazing Grace      Jonathan Kozol

Children of Sanchez                     Oscar Lewis

Five Families                         Oscar Lewis

La Vida                             Oscar Lewis

Holler if you Hear Me                Gregory Michie

West Side Story



The Children of Huang Shi

This is my Country, Too    Jane Schuman

Warrior Women           Maxine Hong Kingston

A Hmong History – Splithorn

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down   Anne Fadiman

The Kitchen God’s Wife             Amy Tan



Closing the gender gap:

SES and Life Expectancy in the Twin Cities

Unequal Opportunity by Kimberle Crenshaw

The Visitor (movie)

George Carlin on White Males

Students Learn About Privilege

What is Privilege?

The Chalice and the Blade          Riane Eisler

Intercourse     Andrea Dworkin

Life and Death        Andrea Dworkin

Laid Daughter                   Helen Bonner

Pedagogy of the Oppressed                 Paulo Freire

Bastard out of Carolina                           Dorothy Allison

A People’s History of the United States Howard Zinn

Silences by Tillie Olson (voices of marginalizes women)



Rolling Stone Article on Anoka/Hennepin:

Paper on disrupting homophobia in the classroom:

Study Says Perils of Adolescence Greater for Gay Teens Article

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)

It’s Elementary Talking about Gay Issues in School


MISC HR Information

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)

HR Kid Curriculum Links

North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns

Harvard graduate’s unique speech goes viral

The Millenial Party – New Age Politics?

Girls on the Boys Team?

That’s A Family – Trailer

Humanae Skin Tones:

Do You Live in a Bubble Quiz:

survey (Office Inclusiveness)

The Periodic Table of Videos,

Speeches on Social Justice

Tolerance Curriculum

T. Friedman “Made in the World”

M. Friedman “No one knows how to make a pencil”

Burnt by the Sun

The Day Lasts More than A Hundred Years

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak (WWII)

Courage of the Blue Boy, Robert Neubecker

Stones from the River            Ursula Hegi

Angela’s Ashes             Frank McCort

Tis             Frank McCort

Savage Inequalities               Jonathan Kozol

That Used to Be Us , by Tom Friedman

Post American World, by Zakaria

E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India

Fathead (movie)