The unjustified and tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by police are the most recent in a long list of Black lives that have been unjustly lost throughout American history. I mourn their loss and share the pain and agony of their families, of all Black Americans, and of Black allies from many different racial and ethnic groups. These events are powerful reminders of why educators need to support the idea that Black Lives Matter. The books published in the Multicultural Education Series enable educators to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to know, to care, and to act to reduce institutional and structural racism in the United States. The titles listed below focus on structural and institutionalized racism and actions that educators can take to create a just society that epitomizes why Black Lives Matter.

—James A. Banks, Editor, Multicultural Education Series

Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo, Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Second Edition)

Gary Howard, We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools (Third Edition)

Jabari Mahiri, Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind

Zeus Leonardo, Race Frameworks: A Multidimensional Theory of Racism and Education

Alicia C. Dowd and Estela Mara Bensimon, Engaging the “Race Question”: Accountability and Equity in U. S. Higher Education

Suhanthie Motha, Race, Empire, and English Language Teaching: Creating Responsible and Ethical Anti-Racist Practice

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