Racial Equity Education & Resources

Resources to Learn & Grow

We invite you to explore the resources below to build your racial equity muscle and learn with us. We believe united action is powerful and it benefits our community to have a greater collective capacity and courage to identify and address racism and inequity in our community.

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BIPOC & Health/Mental Health

Mental Health America Racism and Mental Health book icon (Read time: 4 minutes)

Mental Health America Black and African American Communities and Mental Health  book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)

Mental Health America Racial Trauma book icon (Read time: 8 minutes)

Ted Talks on the link between health and racism: Learn about the detrimental (and even deadly) impact racism has on our minds and bodies — and what society can do to heal and support the wellbeing of all. video icon (Watch time: varies)


For Everyone

Pepperdine University: Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others book icon(Read time: 10 minutes)
What is Privilege? video icon (Watch time: 4 minutes)
Seeing White Fragility video icon (Watch time: 6 minutes)
The New York Times: A Conversation on Race: A series of short films about identity in America video icon  (Watch time: each video 5-6 minutes)
Medium: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice  book icon (Read time: 20 minutes)
BuzzFeed:  How Privileged Are You? Quiz book icon (Read time: 5 minutes)
Ted Talk: Let's get to the root of racial injustice video icon  (Watch time: 20 minutes)
Moving the Race Conversation Forward video icon  (Watch time: <5 minutes)
Undoing Racism by Design book icon (Read time: 4 minutes)
NPR Code Switch Podcast - Race. In Your Face. listen icon (Listen time: <30 minutes) book icon (Read time: 6 minutes)
KERA Think: Let's Talk About Race listen icon (Listen time: <50 minutes)
TED Talk: What it's like to be Muslim in America video icon (Watch time: 16 minutes)
NPR: Why Cities are Still So Segregated  video icon (Watch time: 6 minutes)
Racial Equity Tools - Website with resources designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. book icon video icon
Talking About Race Toolkit from the Center for Social Inclusion book icon (Read time: 7 minutes)
Apple Podcasts: Intersectionality Matters! listen icon (Listen time: ~60 minutes)
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast - features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. listen icon (Listen time: ~30-60 minutes)
TED Talk: The Urgency of Intersectionality video icon (Watch time: 18 minutes)
New! Financial Literacy in the Black Community book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)
New! Segregated by Design video icon (Watch time: 17 minutes)

For Families & Kids

PBS: How to Talk to your Kids about Anti-Racism. A List of Resources book icon (Read time: 7 minutes)

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners - Given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human valuesbook icon (Read time: 5 minutes)

Looking for Excellent "Diverse" Books for Children? Start Here! book icon (Read time: 2 minutes)

Your Kids Aren't too young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup book icon (Read time: 2 minutes)

PBS: Teaching Your Child About Black History book icon(Read time: 4 minutes)

Fare of the Free Child Podcast - weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices. listen icon (Listen time: ~60 minutes)

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)


For Teachers & Educators

Learning for Justice - An online site to teach educators how to reduce prejudice, encourage tolerance in schools, as well as within society as a whole.

 How to Provide a Multicultural Education - This resource from Baylor University's online EdD program includes information on what multicultural education is and how it can benefit children of all backgrounds; includes 14 tips that educators can use for incorporating multicultural education in the classroom.


For Companies & Groups

Harvard Business Review: The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice book icon (Read time: 11 minutes)

How Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth book icon (Read time: 5 minutes)

CNBC: CEOs need to lead the conversation on racial equality in business video icon (Watch time: 4 minutes)

PBS: 5 ways to approach racial equity at work  video icon (Watch time: 36 minutes)

USC School of Social Work: Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege book icon (Activity/Facilitator Guide)

SHRM: Overcoming Workplace Bias book icon (Various)


Local BIPOC* History

*Black, Indigenous, People of Color

Remembering Quakertown  book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)
The Quakertown Story book icon (Read time: 15 minutes)
Hispanic Heritage in Denton County book icon (Read time: 5 minutes)

Support BIPOC Businesses in North Texas

Black Lives Matter in Denton - A list of Black-owned Businesses, Artists, Musicians, and Writers, Events, Organizations, etc.
Dallassites101 - Your Guide to Black-Owned Businesses in Dallas

Local BIPOC Organizations

LULAC - League of United Latin American Citizens | 940.594.4509

NAACP - Denton Chapter |  940.384.1999


Our Statement


United Way of Denton County vows to challenge systemic issues of racism and colorism and the impacts they have on our organization and community. Denton County's experience with race-related discriminatory practices has complicated the efforts of vulnerable communities to achieve parity in education, financial stability, and health & mental health. We will better understand our own unconscious bias in order to make decisions that provide equitable treatment, access and opportunity for all people in Denton County.