Racial Justice

This page contains a variety of different types community support and educational resources to address issues of racial injustice.  If you have resources to share, please do, as we want this page to be helpful and current.

Community Resources:

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI) 

Please support neighboring Portland Black-owned and Black-run organizations and businesses – art, education, community center, civil rights, social services, resources, restaurants and media.

Visit these other Black creatives and organizations in Portland.

How to Change the Racial Biases in Lending

Grow Your Understanding:

Online Education Resources:

Journals/Journal Articles:

  • “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh 
  • “When White Women Cry” by Mamta Accpadi 
  • “Unpacking White Feminism” – Rachel Cargle
  • Zuberi, T., & Bonilla-Silva, E. (Eds.). (2008). White logic, white methods: Racism and methodology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Gillborn, D. (2016). Softly, softly: Genetics, intelligence and the hidden racism of the new geneism. Journal of Education Policy, 31(4), 365-388.
  • Gorski, P. C. (2019). Racial battle fatigue and activist burnout in racial justice activists of color at predominately white colleges and universities. Race ethnicity and education, 22(1), 1-20.
  • Sleeter, C. E. (2017). Critical race theory and the whiteness of teacher education. Urban Education, 52(2), 155-169.
  • Whiteness and Education Journal
  • Race Ethnicity and Education Journal


  • So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo
  • How To Be An Antiracist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Condemnation of Blackness Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America By Khalil Gibran Muhammad 
  • Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Blindspot by Mahzarin Banaji
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

Organizational/Institutional Statements:

  • Twitter thread highlighting statements by academic societies, institutions and organizations
  • ACE Memorandum of Mutual Agreement:
    • Do your best, lower the bar, and do better.
    • Trust others are doing their best. Lower the bar, do better.
    • Make it safe to make mistakes. Trust it is safe to make mistakes.
    • Take up space. Make room for others to take up space.
    • Talk & listen from the heart. Communicate and listen to others with compassion.
    • Be responsible for personal self-care and safety.
    • Honor confidentiality