"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." —James Baldwin
Resources from the Lincoln Leonard Library
Racial Justice Reading List & Free eBook Access
- From Christian Cooper to George Floyd: A Letter to White Parents
- Ibram X. Kendi's Interview with Democracy Now
Ibram X. Kendi's Anti-Racist reading list
Finally, how do we "show up" during this time (taken from https://www.kqed.org/arts/13881199/5-ways-to-show-up-for-racial-justice-today):
- Support On-the-Ground Activists: Read the Statement from the American Friends Service Committee
- Help When It’s Not an Emergency (Fighting for equal access to housing, food, medical care and education)
- Educate Yourself
- Call Lawmakers and Vote
- Talk to Your Community
This article is especially for the white allies in our community
A list of Action Steps to Show Up for Racial Justice created by AISNE Member Schools.
Resources for addressing race and racism with young children from Lovevery.
- Talking to Children After Racial Incidents, featuring author Howard Stevenson, an expert on racial stress and trauma.
- Talking to kids about race, from National Geographic, includes advice for very young children.
- Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice, a toolkit from Teaching Tolerance that spans ages 2-17.
- Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race, from 6 months to age 8, from Parents Magazine.
- Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism, from the Anti-Defamation League.
- How to Talk About Kids and Race from Brightly, by author and mother Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, full of studies, citations, and resources.
- Even Babies Discriminate: A Nurture Shock Excerpt by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.
- Study about racial bias in babies from the University of Toronto.
- Stages of Racial Identity Development by Louise Derman-Sparks, anti-bias educator.
- Racial Identity Development During Childhood, a study by the University of Pennsylvania.
- What White Children Need to Know About Race, by Ali Michael and Eleanora Bartoli of NAIS (The National Association of Independent Schools), is about the particular need for white parents to talk to their children about race.
- We Need More White Parents to Talk to Their Kids About Race. Especially Now by Chandra White-Cummings.
- Teaching Young Children About Race, by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, is about creating a rich anti-bias environment for children.
- From NPR’s Life Kit podcast, Talking Race With Young Children also has a wealth of resources and advice on its episode page.
- A large list of other resources from the Center For Racial Justice In Education.