In my last antiracism resources post, I shared 10 articles that take less than 10 minutes to read.
Here are more great resources I have found (and that I’m using myself), but they’ll probably take longer than 10 minutes to read! That’s okay. This work is critically important and is worth all the time we can spend. Just click on something, read, and reflect. Learning and then acting on what we’ve learned is the key to change.
RESOURCES TO READ
1 – A friend shared this great resource with me. It’s called “Justice in June,” but I didn’t see it until June was halfway over. So I am going to be using it as “Justice in July” work.
2 – “Being Antiracist” is an awesome article from the National Museum of African American HIstory & Culture. It takes a little longer to read because it includes a short video of Ibram X. Kendi explaining a bit about his book How to Be an Antiracist , a TED talk by Verna Myers about overcoming biases, and important definitions for antiracist education.
3 – “Talking About Race” is another great article that could be shared with parents. This is another quality resource from the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
4 – I shared this resource from Teaching Tolerance, “Beyond the Golden Rule,” with my classroom parents. Page 17 (with tips for the elementary and preteen years) is especially helpful.
5 – Teaching Tolerance is always a great go-to resource. This guide for “Responding to Hate and Bias at School” looks super helpful.
6 – Edutopia is another great go-to resource for all kinds of topics. This article about implicit bias and microaggressions in school would be a great article to discuss as a PLC or faculty.
7 – This Antiracism for Beginners list is amazing. There are several articles to read, recommended books to read, terms to know, and Black educators to follow.
8 – And finally: Cooke, N. A. (2020, May 30). Anti-Racism Resources for all ages. [A project of the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina]. This awesome collection of resources includes articles, interviews, book recommendations, and videos.
RESOURCES FOR LISTENING OR VIEWING
9 – 12 Books, Movies, and Podcasts You Should Consume to Become a Better Ally to the Black Community
10 – If you’re a fan of Instagram, consider following Ivirlei Brookes. In this brief video, she explains how white women can step up and be allies.
11 – If you like to take action by supporting businesses who are taking action, here is a list of 70 retailers donating to Black social justice organizations.
12 – Another Instagram account to follow: The Conscious Kid.
13 – Watch this video – “Ask Yourself” – on YouTube and reflect on the questions being asked.
14 – The YouTube video Systemic Racism Explained does a great job of explaining a complex topic in about four minutes.
15 – Follow Hedreich Nichols on YouTube for “Small Bites – Equity Strategies for Busy People.”
16 – This article from We Are Teachers describes 19 Black Teachers on Instagram to Listen To and Learn From.
BOOKS IN MY AMAZON CART OR ON MY BOOKSHELF
**Note: I always recommend getting books at your local independent bookstores or at a Black-owned bookstore from lists such as these. I am including Amazon links so that you can read more about the book and for your convenience.**
*Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success by Baruti Kafele
*Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
*The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings
*For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood . . . and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin
*The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys by Ali Michael
*How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
*Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
*Me & White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
*Motivate Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life by Baruti Kafele
*Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey
*So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo
*Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
*Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi. This book takes the concepts of Stamped from the Beginning and describes them for middle and high school students. Here’s a link to an educator’s guide.
*Start Where You Are But Don’t Stay There: Understand Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, & Teaching in Today’s Classrooms by H. Richard Milner
*Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask About African American Students by Gail L. Thompson
*White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
*Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
I hope these resources give you plenty to read and discuss! Please share any resources that you have found to be helpful.
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