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21-Day Racial Equity Challenge


This is Us, Dr. Eddie Glaude explains why blaming current racial tensions on Donald Trump misses the point. (3 minutes)

Racism is Real, A split-screen video depicting the differential in the white and black lived experience. (3 minutes)

Confronting ‘intergroup anxiety’: Can you try too hard to be fair? Explores why we may get tongue-tied and blunder when we encounter people from groups unfamiliar to us. (5 minutes)

CBS News Analysis: 50 states, 50 different ways of teaching America’s past, Ibram X. Kendi reviews current history curriculum production and use across the U.S. (5 minutes)

The Disturbing History of the Suburbs, An “Adam Ruins Everything” episode that quickly and humorously educates how redlining came to be. (6 minutes)

What Kind of Asian Are You? Humorous two minute YouTube video that illustrates the utter silliness of the way many white Americans interact with Asian Americans. (2 minutes)

Birth of a White Nation, Keynote speech by legal scholar Jacqueline Battalora, offers a blow-by-blow description of the moment the idea of, and word for, “white” people entered U.S. legal code. (36 minutes)

13th, Netflix documentary by Ava DuVernay about the connection between US Slavery and the present-day mass incarceration system. (1 hour, 40 minutes)

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them, TED Talk by Vernā Myers, encourages work vigorously to counterbalance bias by connecting with and learning about and from the groups we fear. (19 minutes)

The danger of a single story, TED Talk by Chimamanda Adiche, offers insight into the phenomenon of using small bits of information to imagine who a person is. (18 minutes)

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time, TED Talk by Baratunde Thurston that explores patterns revealing our racist framing, language, and behaviors. (10 minutes)

Indigenous People React to Indigenous Representation in Film And TV, Conversation with a diverse range of Indigenous people by FBE about media depictions of Indigenous people, Columbus day, and Indigenous identity. (15 minutes)

What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States, Fernanda Ponce shares what she’s learning about the misunderstanding and related mistreatment of the incredibly diverse ethnic category people in the U.S. call Hispanic. (12 minutes)

Tyler Merrit Project: Before You Call (3 minutes)

10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools, by Jamie Utt

21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear on a Daily Basis, by Heben Nigatu

Climbing the White Escalator, by Betsy Leondar-Wright

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person, by Gina Crosley-Corcoran

Guide to Allyship, Created by Amélie Lamont

It’s Not Just the South: Here’s How Everyone Can Resist White Supremacy, by Sarah van Gelder

Making America White Again, by Toni Morrison

Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap, by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Mescheded, & Tom Shapiro

What White Children Need to Know About Race, by Ali MIchael and Elenora Bartoli

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh

My President Was Black, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Caught Up In God, by Willie James Jennings

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?, by Ibram X Kendi

Code Switch, hosted by journalists Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji

Black Like Me, host Dr. Alex Gee Scene on Radio – Seeing White Series, host John Biewen and collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika

TED Radio Hour – Mary Bassett: How Does Racism Affect Your Health? host Guy Raz speaks with Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University

Here & Now – Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power? host Jeremy Hobson and author Edward Baptist

NPR Morning Edition – You Cannot Divorce Race From Immigration journalist Rachel Martin talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas

Pod Save the People, Activism. Social Justice. Culture. Politics. On Pod Save the People, organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson

Test Your Awareness: Do The Test, This video shows us the importance of paying attention, and how much more we see when we are looking for particular things around us.

Reflect: Who is and is not represented in ads? Reflect: What are the last five books you read? What is the racial mix of the authors?

Reflect: What is the racial mix of the main characters in your favorite TV shows? Movies?

Reflect: Who is filling what kinds of jobs/social roles in your world? Can you correlate any of this to racial identity?

Reflect: Who are your ten closest friends? What is the racial mix in this group?

Reflect: As you move through the day, what’s the racial composition of the people around you? On your commute? At the coffee shop you go to? At the gym? At your workplace? At the show you go on the weekend?

Reflect: What percentage of the day are you able to be with people of your own racial identity?

Reflect: Notice how much of your day you are speaking about racism. Who are you engaging with on these issues? Who are you not? Why do you think this is?


They’re not too young to talk about race! View PDP Resource


Zootopia – 6 and up

Pride – 8 and up

Ballerina Tale – 9 and up

Hidden Figures -10 and up

Remember the Titans – 10 and

up 42 – 11 and up

Harriet – 12 and up

Loving – 12 and up

The Hate U Give – 13 and up

To Kill a Mockingbird – 13 and up

Just Mercy – 13 and up

The Secret life of Bees – 13 and up

Black Panther – 13 and up

Selma – 13 and up

The Blind Side – 13 and up

The Color Purple – 14 and up

13th – 16 and up


Doc McStuffins – preschool and up

Molly of Denali – preschool and up

Hero Elementary – preschool and up

Avatar the Last Airbender – 6 and up

Mixed-ish – 10 and up

Black-ish – 11 and up

When They See Us – 15 and up


Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Pena – 3 and up

Trombone Shortly written by Troy Andrews – 4 and up

Sulwe written by Lupita Nyong’o – 4 and up

What is Given from the Heart written by Patricia C. McKissack – 4 and up

The Stuff of Stars written by Marion Dane Bauer- 4 and up

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race written by Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling – age 4 and up

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes – 5 and up

Freedom in Congo Square written by Carole Boston Weatherford – 5 and up

Firebird written by Misty Copeland – 5 and up

My People written by Langston Hughes – 5 and up

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave written by Laban Carrick-Hill – 6 and up

I Have a Dream written by Kadir Nelson – 6 and up

The Negro Speaks of River written by Langston Hughes – 6 and up

Nelson Mandela written by Kadir Nelson – 6 and up

When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop written by Laban Carrick- Hill – 6 and up

The Undefeated written by Kwame Alexander- 6 and up

Radiant Child: The Story of Youth Artist Jean – Michel Basquiat written by: Javaka Steptoe – 6 and up

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life written by Ashley Bryan – 6 and up

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson – 7 and up

New Kid written by Jenny Craft- 8 and up Finding Langston written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome – 8 and up

The Parker Inheritance written by Varian Johnson – 8 and up

Gone Crazy in Alabama written by Rita Williams-Garcia – 8 and up

The Season of Styx Malone written by Kekla Magoon – 8 and up

Tristan Strong Punches a Holy in the Sky: Tristan Strong book 1 written by Kwame Mbalia – 8 and up

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable life of Bass Reeves written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson -9 and up

The Crossover written by Kwame Alexander – 9 and up

Elijah of Buxton written by Christopher Paul Curtis – 9 and up

Hand in Hand: Ten Black men who Changed America written by Andrea Davis Pinkney – 9 and up

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans written by Kadir Nelson – 9 and up

P.S. Be Eleven written by Rita Williams-Garcia – 9 and up

We are the Ship: The Story of Nero League Baseball written by Kadir Nelson – 9 and up

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of Civil Rights Movement written by Carole Boston

Weatherford- 9 and up Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks written by Jason Reynolds- 10 and up

As Brave as You written by Jason Reynolds – 10 and up

Brown Girl Dreaming written by Jacqueline Woodson – 10 and up

Ninth Ward written by Jewell Parker Rhodes – 10 and up

Hoodoo written by Ronald L. Smith – 10 and up Genesis Begins Again written by Alicia D. Williams – 11 and up


My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3. by Tunette Powell.

Speaking “Mexican” and the use of “Mock Spanish” in Children’s Books, or, Do Not Read Skippyjon Jones, by D. Ines Casillas.

When My 8-Year-Old Gay Son Taught His Class About Harvey Milk, by “Amelia.”

It’s Not Just About Delaying Gratification, by Geek Feminism. (Also see To Predict Success in Children, Look Beyond Willpower, by Simon Makin.)

It’s Okay to Be Neither, by Melissa Bollow Tempel

My Son Wears Dresses; Get Over It, by Matt Duron


7 Things to Do When Your Kid Points Out Someone’s Differences, by Rachel Garlinghouse.

Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests, by Laura Markham.

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children, by Bree Ervin.

How to Talk to Little Girls, by Lisa Bloom.

Mama, Ella Has A Penis! How To Talk To Your Children About Gender Identity, by Marlo Mack.


Perhaps you heard the song “What Can One Little Person Do?” on our album, and don’t know how to talk to your children about the historical figures mentioned. Here are one sentence answers you can use if your child asks, “Who is that?”, plus suggestions for children’s books about each of them.

Rosa Parks is famous for refusing to obey a law that said people with dark skin could only sit at the back when they rode the bus, and for helping to change unfair laws like that one. More reading: Rosa , by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier.

Fannie Lou Hamer worked to make sure black people would have the same right to vote as white people, even when people tried to scare her and hurt her. More reading: Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer , by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes.

Ruby Bridges For a long time, an unfair law said that children with different color skin couldn’t go to school together; Ruby Bridges was the first black child to go to a school with white children when the law changed. More reading: The Story of Ruby Bridges , by Robert Coles, Illustrated by George Ford; Ruby Bridges Goes to School , by Ruby Bridges.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader in the civil rights movement, who helped thousands of people come together to say that people should be treated fairly, no matter their skin color. More reading: Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. , by Jean Marzollo, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney.


All content and resources on this webpage originate from the original creator of the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. To learn more or read original source visit: https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops.

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