Education & Youth

A Letter To White Women Teachers: an urgent plea for change, by Laura Baker of Racial Justice Rising and Westfield State University  (select Full Text PDF)

An End to the Privatization of Education and Real Community Control by Parents, Students and Community Members of Schools Including Democratic School Boards and Community Control of Curriculum, Hiring, Firing, and Discipline Policies, from A Vision for Black Lives

Calling Cops for Small Infractions Disproportionately Hurts Minority Students, by Anna Phillips at the Los Angeles Times

EmbraceRace: Online community about caring for and raising kids in the context of race

Facing History and Ourselves  “We help students learn about hatred and bigotry so they can stop them from happening in the future.”

Five Ways to End the School To Prison Pipeline, from Fusion.net

The Gates Scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors

How Race-Related Trauma Hurts Black and Brown Youth in Schools, from Psychology Benefit Society

How To Talk To Kids About Racism: An Age by Age Guide, by Alex Mlynek at Today’s Parent

How To Talk To Kids About Racism in America – with a picture book by Colton Valentine at the Huffington Post

I Was A Racist Teacher And I Didn’t Even Know It, by Laurie Calvert at Education Post  

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide For Educators and School Support Staff, from American Federation of Teachers

Picture Books That Teach Kids to Combat Racism, from What We Do All Day

A Punch In the Gut: Vancouver BC high school uses texts connecting Indigenous women to the word “squaw”,  by Angela Sterritt at CBC News  

Racial Profiling Starts in Preschool, by Kali Holloway at Alternet.org

Reading While White: Allies for Racial Diversity & Inclusion In Books For Children & Teens

Report Hate At School – report incidents to the Southern Poverty Law Center

Rethinking Schools – resources for educators 

Speak Up At School, a guide for teachers from Teaching Tolerance  

Teach Us All by Sonia Lowman is a documentary film + social movement,  just released on Netflix

Teaching for Change: Building Social Justice Starting in the Classroom  

Teaching Tolerance 

Teaching While White by Molly Tansy at Teaching Tolerance

Ten Books About Residential Schools To Read With Your Kids, by Chantelle Belrichard at CBC News

 

Ten Things Every White Teacher Should Know When Talking About Race, by Angela Watson at Cornerstone For Teachers

 

Two Schools In Mississippi and a Lesson on Race & Inequality in America, by Jamiles Lartey at The Guardian  

Where Are the Teachers Of Color? by Motoko Rich in the New York Times

Why I Teach My 2-Year-Old About Race, by Michelle Acker Perez at the Washington Post