Social Justice Education Resources for Beginners
The Purpose of This Page
The Social Justice Education Resource page for Beginners lists several articles, books, and videos that are beginner-friendly and are meant to develop and strengthen your understanding of social injustice and justice by guiding your self-exploration and self-learning.
- "ABC's of Social Justice: A Glossary of Working Language for Socially Conscious Conversation*" by the Department of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement from Lewis & Clark College
- “Anti-Oppression Terms List” by The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
- "A Self-Directed Learning Model for 21st Century Learners" by Terry Heick
- "Critical Social Justice: Toolkit" by the Women's Center at UMBC
- “Defining Racism Beyond its Dictionary Meaning” by Nicki Lisa Cole, Ph.D.
- “Definition of Intersectionality” by Nicki Lisa Cole, Ph.D.
- “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 101” by Denver | Anschutz
- “Diversity and Social Justice: A Glossary of Terms” by the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
- “Diversity & Social Justice Glossary” by UWT’s Diversity Resource Center
- "Glossary" by Decolonize ALL the things: The UNsettling reflections of a Decolonial Scientist
- “Guide to Being an Anti-Racism Activist” by Nicki Lisa Cole, Ph.D.
- "The Beginner's Guide to Changing the World" written by Nora Kramer, Founder of Yea Camp
- “Understanding Race and Privilege” by The National Association of School Psychologists
- “Understanding the Difference Between Race and Ethnicity” by Nadra Kareem Nittle
- “What Is Racism: Definition and Examples” by Nadra Kareem Nittle
- “What is Social Oppression?” by Ashley Crossman
- “What’s the Difference Between Prejudice and Racism?” by Nicki Lisa Cole, Ph.D.
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Is Everyone Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education by Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo
- Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Derald Wing Sue
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
- Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- Woke: A Guide to Social Justice by Titania McGrath
*Please note that this page will be updated regularly because this is not an exhaustive list of resources for beginners.