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This Nonracial Worldview Library

is an ever-growing collection of material and resources that recognize and resist the hegemony of the racial worldview by not only acknowledging that race is a social construct but also affirming the need to resist the habit and pressure to remain enclosed in that construct through racialization practices.

  1. Being Without Race: Find your "original face."  Amir Zaki. Essay

  2. A Realist Metaphysics of Race: A Context-Sensitive, Short-Term Retentionist, Long-Term Revisionist Approach. Jeremy Pierce. Book

  3. American Anthropological Association Statement on Race. Position Paper

  4. ASHG Denounces Attempts to Link Genetics and Racial Supremacy

  5. Before Color Prejudice: The Ancient View of Blacks. Frank M. Snowden Jr. Book

  6. Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America. Kerry Ann Rockquemore. Book

  7. Deracialization Now. Greg Thomas. Essay

  8. What is social essentialism and how does it develop?

  9. Essentialism in Everyday Thought

  10. Eradicating Essentialism from Cultural Competency Education

  11. What’s Wrong with Essentialism?

  12. Meaning of Spivak's Strategic Essentialism Explained

  13. The Essential Child: Origins of Essentialism in Everyday Thought by Susan A. Gelman

  14. Eradicating Essentialism from Cultural Competency Education

  15. Has social constructionism about race outlived its usefulness? Perspectives from a race skeptic. Essay

  16. How Real Is Race? A Sourcebook on Race, Culture, and Biology. Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Rosemary Henze, Yolanda T. Moses. Book

  17. Humanae. Angelica Daas. Photography

  18. Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race. Asley Montagu. Book

  19. Mean, Kind or Non: Which Type of Racist Are You? Carlos Hoyt. Essay

  20. Race and Mixed-race: A Personal Tour. Rainier Spencer - Essay

  21. Race Debunked in 3 Minutes. Video

  22. Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview. Audrey Smedley, Brian Smedley. Book

  23. Race and the Construction of Human Identity. Audrey Smedley. Essay

  24. Race in the Making: Cognition, Culture, and the Child's Construction of Human Kinds. Lawrence A. Hirschfeld. Book

  25. Race: Are We So Different? Alan H. Goodman, Yolanda T. Moses, Joseph L. Jones. Book

  26. Race: The Power of An Illusion. Video

  27. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. Barbara J. Fields and Karen E. Fields

  28. Resisting Race & Racialization. Carlos Hoyt. Documentary 

  29. Spurious Issues; Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States. Rainier Spencer. Book

  30. Taking race out of human genetics and memetics: We can’t achieve one without achieving the other. Carlos Hoyt. Essay

  31. The Arc of a Bad Idea: Understanding and Transcending Race. Carlos Hoyt. Book                                                                                Readers particularly interested in what it might actually mean to live without race (i.e., beyond the racial worldview and without racialization) are encouraged to read Chapter 6 - Race Without Reification: Pedagogy, Practice, and Policy from the Nonracial Worldview and Chapter 7 - Beyond the Panopticon: Liberating the Tragic Essentialist and Promoting Racial Disobedience

  32. The Concept of Race is a Lie. Peter G. Prontzos. Essay

  33. The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium. Joseph Graves. Book

  34. The Idea of Race. Robert Bernasconi and Tommy L. Lott, Editors – Book

  35. The Pedagogy of the Meaning of Racism: Reconciling a Discordant Discourse. Carlos Hoyt. Essay

  36. The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America. Joseph Graves. Book

  37. Theory of Racelessness: A Case for Antirace(ism) (African American Philosophy and the African Diaspora) Sheena Mason. Book

  38. Who Is Black: One Nation’s Definition. F. James Davis. Book

  39. The Trouble With Race and Its Many Shades of Deceit: How education programs intended to foster diversity, equality and inclusion do harm, and why it’s time for a radical shift. Subrena E. Smith. Essay

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