Spokesperson-Still-11-300x168The following list of resources was put together to help viewers get a more grounded understanding of the purpose of these videos. Some of the sources are more general in examining sexual orientation and racial topics. Others are specific articles that highlight the strategies we support, as demonstrated by the vignettes, such as care for the individual, avoiding making assumptions, being curious, fostering healthy discussions around misunderstandings, and acting in the moment when derogatory comments are made. This list is by no means exhaustive.


Bates LGBTQ & Ally Resources provides links to institutional programs and resources both on and off-campus. – offers links about OUTfront, Health resources, Coming Out resources, Organization resources, lists of books, courses, movies, people, and definitions – list of terms and definitions for LGBTTSQI topics – a website for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network containing research, information, tools, and tips regarding LGBT issues in relation to education – website for parents, educators, and coaches to become informed and involved in fighting anti-gay language and actions – based off of McIntosh’s ideas on white privilege, this article demonstrates how those ideas translate to heterosexual privilege – a specific guide for educators about how to discuss and address anti-gay language – the blog of Kate Bornstein who discusses issues of gender identity

Kumashiro, Kevin. Troubling Education: “Queer” Activism and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy. Routledge, 2002. – focused on queer politics in the educational system

RACE: – Office of Intercultural Education website with resources link – free online version of education magazine “Diverse Issues in Higher Education” – Peggy McIntosh’s article about white privilege

Pollock, Mica. Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School. New York: The New Press, 2008. – short essays about handling antiracism in schools

Toure. Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means To Be Black Now. New York: Free Press, 2011. – contemporary popular author discussing racial identity

Cullen, Maura. 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap. Morgan James Publishing, 2008. – straight-forward explanations as to why everyday language can be damaging – Ta-Nehisi Coates’ regular blog about social, political, and cultural issues

Thurston, Baratunde. How To Be Black. Harper, 2012. – humorous novel approaching everyday issues surrounding racial identity – article by Joshua Aronson on stereotype threat and how educators can close achievement gap