How can you make a difference to curtail racism and injustice?
Below are some of the many books, articles, podcasts, and organizations our community has found of help in our striving for a more racially and socially just world. Please contact us with additional suggestions.
1. Talk to your children with compassion about the pent-up frustration of the protesters so they know and understand the actions they are witnessing are a direct result of historical injustices.
- Teaching Tolerance provides resources for talking to kids about race and racism
- HealthyChildren.org – Talking to Children about Racial Bias
- Know your rights: Protester’s Rights
- Resilience: Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race
- Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids
2. Read books and articles together as a family to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance.
- Embrace Race: Read-aloud books for raising a brave generation
- 27 Books to help you talk to your kids about racism
- Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets by Beyond the Streets - Issuu
- National Antiracist Book Festival 2021 noted books
3. Speak up when you are witness to an injustice or some form of racism. Silence only serves to support and promote deplorable acts.
4. Volunteering in diverse settings can help build a cultural competency and build a more inclusive society. Consider local opportunities that can build relationships and support people in need.
5. Educate yourself through the eyes of those most impacted:
- Black parents describe “The Talk” they give to their children about police
- Black Parents Know about “The Talk” – White Parents, It’s Your Turn
- Raising Race Conscious Children
- A Conversation on Race - A series of short films about identity in America
- The 1619 Project - The New York Times Magazine
We also invite you to explore the Resources page at Blink Consulting, with whom our School works on much of our DEI professional development.