If you are hoping to supplement your knowledge on school integration and desegregation, reading these books or following some of these pages on social media will help you stay current and give you insight into how these issues are being explored locally and nationally. Kansas City is not alone in this, we can learn and grow by following the examples of other cities who are further along on this journey.

Reccomended Podcasts
The Promise
The Problem We All Live With
Have You Heard
Integrated Schools
Nice White Parents

The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship and Community by Mia Birdsong
Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works by Rucker C. Johnson
White Kids: Growing up with privilege in a racially divided America by Margaret A. Hagerman
Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Systemic Racism Explained

National Coalition on School Diversity
Integrated Schools Getting Started Resources
White Supremacy Culture

On Facebook
New York Appleseed
Austin for Integrated Schools
Sheff Movement for Quality Integrated Education
Network for Public Education
ASID-NYC Alliance for School Integration and Desegregation
NAEYC’s Diversity & Equity Education

On Twitter
Missouri Equity Education Partnership
Nikole Hannah-Jones
National Coalition on School Diversity

Local Kansas City Education Sources
Recommended Reading
Michigan Journal of Race & Law: Urban Legends, Desegregation and School Finance: Did Kansas City Really Prove That Money Doesn’t Matter? by Preston C. Green and Bruce D. Baker
UMKC Dissertation: Desegregation at Kansas City’s Central High School: Illuminating the African American Experience Through Oral History by Bradley W. Poos
Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins by Joshua M. Dunn

Wide Ruled

On Facebook
Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity MORE2
KC TIF Watch
Missouri Education Legislative Advocacy
Missouri School Boards’ Association

On Twitter
Missouri Equity Education Partnership
Mara Williams, KC Star
KCPT Education