PPMC's Learning Journey


The Wichita State Public Policy and Management Center wants to be engaged in the equity and inclusion conversations and solutions. We realize that the best place to start is with ourselves by expanding our understanding of racism, equity and inclusion. As we start this learning journey, we created a “what to read, watch, listen to” resource list. Our staff is committed to utilizing these initial resources or others that we identify, to engage in difficult conversations and make change moving forward. We encourage everyone to join us on our journey and utilize a wide variety of learning resources to help your organization, community and residents thrive.



  • How To Be An Anti-Racist- Ibram X. Kendi
  • Between the World and Me- Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • White Fragility- Robin J. DiAngelo
  • Just Mercy- Bryan Stevenson (also a movie)
  • The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander
  • Stamped from the Beginning or Stamped- Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Fire Next Time- James Baldwin
  • So you want to talk about race- Ijeoma Oluo
  • Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?- Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • White Rage- Carol Anderson
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou
  • Citizen: An American Lyric- Claudia Rankine
  • Me and white supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor- Layla F. Saad
  • When they call you a terrorist- a black lives matter memoir- Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
  • Home- Toni Morrison
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you blacker- Damon Young
  • Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race- Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership- Ed Gordon

Articles: PPMC has posted several resources on their website.



  • The Murder of Fred Hampton- Amazon Prime, Films for Action
  • Blacks Britannica (commissioned by PBS)- YouTube
  • Handsworth Songs- YouTube
  • Whose Streets?- Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google, Vudu
  • All available for free on video.kpbs.org or PBS Video App
    • Black America Since MLK; And Still I Rise
    • The Talk: Race in America
    • Race Matters: America in Crisis
    • John Lewis- Get in the Way
    • Frontline: Policing the Police
    • Tell Them We Are Rising
    • Say It Loud
    • Charm City


  • When They See Us- Ava DuVernay
  • I Am Not Your Negro- YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, iTunes
  • 13th- - Netflix
  • Do the Right Thing- YouTube, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Prime
  • Malcom X- Netflix, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime
  • The Glass Shield- YouTube, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes
  • Fruitvale Station- Tubi, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, iTunes
  • Selma- YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, ITunes
  • Queen and Slim- Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV


  • The path to ending systemic racism in the US
  • The urgency of intersectionality
  • How we can make racism a solvable problem- and improve policing
  • Racism has a cost for everyone
  • An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter
  • How racism makes us sick
  • How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time
  • My road trip through the whitest towns in America
  • We need to talk about injustice
  • What it takes to be racially literate
  • How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
  • Courage is contagious (Damon Davis- Documentary- Whose Streets?



  • 1619- The New York Times
  • At The Intersection- with Brian Kennedy and Marion Johnson
  • Hear to Slay- Luminary
  • Code Switch
  • Yo, Is This Racist?
  • Pod Save The People with Deray
  • Seeing White- Duke University Center for Documentary Studies
  • Mixed Company
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  • Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
  • The United States of Anxiety
  • 74 Seconds
  • Still Processing
  • Come Through with Rebecca Carroll
  • The Stoop


  • Justice Coalition
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Southern Poverty Law Center