Racial Justice

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