We have been muted and listening this past week, and all I know for sure is that I have a lot to learn. The good news . . . I WANT to learn and I WANT to listen. There have been a lot of resources compiled, listed and shared across social media, news outlets, online sites like Epic, and even from my children’s own school librarian. I won’t be able to list them all, and I am sure there are more that I will come across down the road, but I want you to know that these resources ARE out there. Here are a few to get you started:
We CAN NOT shy away from explaining and discussing racism with our children.
- Embracerace.org: “Diverse” Books for Children
- Epic!: Start a Conversation About Race, Books & Videos
- Animation Series: Something Happened In Our Town on YouTube; (Book Link Here): A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice, Written by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins & Ann Hazzard
- @theconsciouskid: Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens, follow on Instagram
Let’s face it, we have a lot to learn ourselves.
- Seeing White: Podcast, Season 2 of Scene On Radio, Documentary Series
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Book written by Robin DiAngelo, Phd
- So You Want to Talk About Race: Book written by Ijeoma Oluo
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Book written by Michelle Alexander
- Colorlines: A Daily News Site Where Race Matters
- Raceforward.org: Bringing Systemic Analysis and an Innovative Approach to Complex Race Issues
- PBS Documentary: Slavery By Another Name