HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT RACE & RACISM
A Guide For Parents, Teachers, and Writers
RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS AND INSPIRATION FOR WRITERS
American Psychological Association: Talking to Kids about Discrimination
Center for Racial Justice in Education's Resources for Talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network section on Community Violence
Common Sense Media's How White Parents can use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids
Jennifer Harvey's CNN article, "How do I make sure I'm not raising the next Amy Cooper?"
EmbraceRace's webinars Managing Racial Stress: Guidance for Parents and Unlocking the Potential of Parents to Work for Equity
Children’s book resources to explain Racism and Protest to your kids NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/kids-books-racism-protest.html?fbclid=IwAR06lQ1ml_LPbKru2wn-mR4LnPDBOab6IFf0g8kyS6AcuEPce01krAqEpbM
INTERRUPT YOUR OWN BIASES
The Conscious City Guide has shared free Resources for Racial Healing & Action.
Campaign Zero, a national organization dedicated to ending police violence in America.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect civil and human rights in the United States.
Building Movement Project, Social Change trainings, tools and ideas for nonprofits.
Obama Foundation, resources to get informed, take action, engage or stand together to end racism in America.
Education and Allyship Resources:
The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America - Michael Eric Dyson
Freedom A Constant Struggle - Angela Davis
White Fragility - Robin Diangelo
Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul - Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk about Race - Ijeoma Oluo
The Unexamined Whiteness of Teaching: How White Teachers Maintain and Enact Dominant Racial Ideologies - Bree Picower
Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School - Mica Pollock
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria- Beverly Daniel Tatum
Talking about Race, Learning about Racism: The Application of Racial Identity Development Theory in the Classroom- Beverly Daniel Tatum
White Racial Identity and Anti-Racist Education: A Catalyst for Change - Sandra M. Lawrence and Beverly Daniel Tatum
ACTION BASED RESOURCES:
The National Police Accountability Project, a council of lawyers dedicated to fighting police brutality.
Minnesota ACLU: Donating to ACLU supports legal programing, organizing, and special projects in relation to helping protect civil liberties and human rights in Minnesota.
Reclaim the Block, a grassroots organization advocating to redirect law enforcement funding towards community investment in affordable housing, health and education.
Color of Change, a national online racial justice organization that designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
Justice for Big Floyd, a grassroots law project organizing a petition for the arrest of the four police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder.
Email your Senators as a call to action to ending police brutality.
Text “ FLOYD” to 55156 or “JUSTICE” to 668366- put pressure on District Attorney Mike Freeman to charge and arrest all the officers involved immediately.
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