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CMC Resources Center Guide: Articles and Books

Articles and Books

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General Racism Readings

Jones, C. P. (2000). Levels of racism: A theoretical framework and a gardener’s tale.  American Journal Public Health, 90, 1212-1215.

Elain Pinderhughes.  Chapter 5:  “Understanding Race”  In Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Power: The key to efficacy in clinical practice.  1989, Free Press.

We do not have, but can be ordered via resource sharing:,1708,638,245,25

Teaching and Dialog

Torino, G.C. (2015). Examining Biases and White Privilege: Classroom Teaching Strategies That Promote Cultural Competence.  Women and Therapy, 38, 295–30.

Boatright-Horowitz, S. L., & Soeung, Sojattra.  (2009).  Teaching White Privilege to White Students Can Mean Saying Good-bye to Positive Student Evaluations. American Psychologist, 62, 574-575.

McIntosh, P. (2015). Extending the Knapsack: Using the White Privilege Analysis to Examine Conferred Advantage and Disadvantage.  Women and Therapy, 38, 232–245.

Sue et al., (2009). Racial Microaggressions and Difficult Dialogues on Race in the Classroom.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 183–190.

Sue et al., (2011). Racial Dialogues: Challenges Faculty of Color Face in the Classroom.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(3), 331–340.

Sue, D. W. (2016). Race talk and the conspiracy of silence: Understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race. John Wiley & Sons.

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching. John Wiley & Sons (Ebook and Print)


Brookfield, S. D., & Preskill, S. (2012). Discussion as a way of teaching: Tools and techniques for democratic classrooms. John Wiley & Sons (Ebook and Print)


Davies, P. G., Spencer, S. J., & Steele, C. M. (2005). Clearing the air: identity safety moderates the effects of stereotype threat on women's leadership aspirations. Journal of Personality and Social psychology, 88(2), 276.


University of Alaska Anchorage. Start Talking Handbook: Difficult Dialogues. Retrieved from

Watt, S. K. (2007). Difficult dialogues, privilege and social justice: Uses of the privileged identity exploration (PIE) model in student affairs practice. College Student Affairs Journal, 26(2), 114.

Racial Microaggressions

“How Unintentional but Insidious Bias can be the most Harmful” (Episode of PBS Newshour)

Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A. M. B., et al. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: Implications for clinical practice. American Psychologist, 62, 271-286.

Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., & Holder, A. M. B.  (2008). Racial microaggressions in the life experience of Black Americans.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39, 329-336.

Sue, D. W. (2003). “What is White privilege?” In Overcoming our racism: The journey to liberation (pp137-159). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (Print and E-book)

Aversive Racism

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Kawakami, K., Hodson, G.  (2002).  Why can’t we just get along? Interpersonal biases and interracial distrust.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 8, 88-102.

Pearson et al. (2011).  The Nature of Contemporary Prejudice: Insights from Aversive Racism.  Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3, 1-25.

Pearson et al. (2009).  Teaching & Learning Guide for: The Nature of Contemporary Prejudice: Insights from Aversive Racism. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3, 1120-1128.

Enola G. Aird, “Toward a Renaissance for the African-American Family: Confronting the Lie of Black Inferiority,” Emory Law Journal, 58 (2009): 7