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Resources Tagged With: anti-racism

A Leader’s Guide to Talking About Bias

Traditionally, racism is often represented as a binary — you’re either a racist or you’re not. Coauthors Sarah Fiarman and Tracey Benson observe in their book, Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism, that this typically means well-intentioned white educators “spend all their effort ducking and dodging the racist label and they miss opportunities to reduce the effects of racism on their students.” Read more ›

Racial Discrimination Linked to Suicide

In this age of racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life. However, the ability to emotionally and psychologically reframe a transgression can mitigate its harmful effects.  Read more ›

Children’s Literacy Program: Storyline Online [web resource]

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Storyline Online®, a children’s literacy website produced by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Read more ›

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

The recent unrest sparked by anger over police brutality against African Americans has parents who aren’t black thinking more about how they talk to their kids about race. Read more ›

Parenting: Talking Race With Young Children

Even babies notice differences like skin color, eye shape and hair texture. Here’s how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. Read more ›

Diverse Bookfinder — Identify and Explore Multicultural Picture Books [web resource]

Diverse BookFinder (DBF) is a comprehensive collection of children’s picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC). Read more ›

Tips for Choosing Picture Books Featuring Diverse, BIPOC Characters

If you’re an adult who understands the importance of seeking out picture books that feature Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC), it can still be challenging to know how to choose a good book from among what’s available on the “diverse books” market. Read more ›

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack [web resource]

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” is an essay written by Peggy McIntosh and published in Peace and Freedom magazine in 1989. Peace and Freedom was the magazine of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Read more ›

You Matter: PBS Kids Read Along [video]

 You Matter! is a picture book that invites young readers to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.
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PBS for Parents Resources for Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism [web resource]

Children are never too young to learn about diversity. As young as 3 months old, they may look differently at people who look like or don’t look like their primary caregivers. As parents and caregivers, we must have confidence in ourselves and in our children — that we, and they, can handle tough topics and tough situations. Read more ›

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