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Racial Equity in Global Education: 23 Resources

Equity vs. Equality:

Before we dive into this list of articles and resources to support racial equity in global education, let us define a key term. What is the difference between EQUITY and EQUALITY?

Equality is when everyone gets the exact same thing. This doesn’t always make sense, because in reality, we all need different things.

Equity is when everyone gets what they NEED. This is a much more useful goal, because each person has different backgrounds, resources, and desires. “Racial equity,” therefore, refers to confronting systemic racism so every human gets what they need.

Racial equity articles
Growing by reading about racial equity in global ed.

Diversity and Inclusion Articles

With that in mind, here is a round-up of 23 articles from Teaching Traveling designed to support a globally-minded pursuit of racial equity. These posts focus on inclusiveness global education. Of course, there are countless other resources and realms around racial equity, so this list is just a starting point. (More resources are listed at the end.)

The first set of resources here hits on concepts: WHY diversity is important, how language shapes our world, and ideas on ways to structure programs for inclusiveness. These posts can be used for self-study, or with a group or class for discussion and instruction.

The second set of articles in this list features interviews with inspiring travelers of color about their tips and experiences navigating the global landscape, as drivers of racial equity around the world. Hope these are useful for you!

Racial Equity Articles

These 25 resources help explore why inclusiveness is so important, ways to work towards it, and stories of movers and shakers who walk the walk.

More Racial Equity Resources

There are so many other articles and supports for the journey to racial equity and inclusiveness in schools and in global education. Here are a few:

What Are Your Reflections?

Looking at these articles, what stands out to you? Are there other resources for championing racial equity that should be added? Do share!


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Michelle Frank

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

This is a timely post for me because I'm helping with a grant application that addresses inequity and microaggression. These are fantastic resources, thank you for sharing!

Lillie Marshall

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

You're very welcome, and I'm so glad these resources are timely and useful for you! Best of luck with the grant. Sounds like a very worthwhile cause.


Monday 26th of October 2020

I think it's great that you are bringing awareness to this very important issue. I hope that this helps others become conscious of microaggression and how hurtful it is so we can work towards combatting it. P.S. Love the graphics

Lillie Marshall

Monday 26th of October 2020

Thanks, Jessica!

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