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Podcast: 10 Things Every White Teacher Should Know When Talking About Race in the Classroom

Are you a teacher who is frustrated with conversations about race right now, wants to have hard conversations, support your students, and step up as an advocate and ally, but you just don’t know how to talk about racial issues and are afraid of saying the wrong thing? This podcast is for you. Read more ›

Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free

Written by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD

Day 90.

I’m not in my garage anymore. I’m out in the world again. But it’s an entirely different world than the one I left. Read more ›

Broadening Your Library: Racism and Social Justice Books for Elementary and Middle School Students [downloadable]

It is never too early to talk to children about issues such as racism, diversity, and social injustice. Reading and talking about books provides an entry point to discussing these complex topics. Read more ›

Four Ways Racial Inequity Harms American Schoolchildren

Equity has long been a problem in American education. In many ways, the issues playing out between police and communities of color — including implicit bias and overly harsh punishment — are playing out in schools, too. Read more ›

Interview With Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., Author of White Fragility [video]

In her 2018 New York Times bestselling book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, University of Washington education professor Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged. Read more ›

21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge [web resource]

Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy and leadership is like any lifestyle change. The 21-day racial equity challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Read more ›

30+ Books to Educate Kids and Teens About Race

It’s never too early to talk to your kids about race—these books are a great place to start.

Speaking to children and teens about diversity might seem daunting, but it is more important than ever. Studies from Harvard University suggest that children as young as three years old, when exposed to racism and prejudice, tended to embrace and accept it, even though they might not entirely understand what they were feeling. Read more ›

How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books [web resource]

How do you know if a children’s book you’re about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters? Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book?

Get 50 great book recommendations plus advice from top educators, writers, and illustrators on how to spot literature that transcends stereotypes. Read more ›

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to Host a Town Hall Addressing Racism

CNN and “Sesame Street” will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding in a 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” scheduled to air on Saturday, June 6, at 10am ET. Read more ›

For Educators: Teaching About the Black Lives Matter Movement

International protests in response to the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade show the vast reach and profound importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Teaching Tolerance has developed resources that can help spur much-needed discussion around implicit bias and systemic racism, but they can also empower your students to enact the changes that will create a more just society. Read more ›

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