Family and Educator Anti-Racist Resources

Support for Discussing Current Events

#StopAsianHate resources
Resources for Teachers on the Days after the Attack on the U.S. Capitol,
NYC Department of Education January 6th Resource Guide, NYC Department of Education
Classroom resource: Three ways to teach the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol,

Resources for Discussion

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show
How Racism, Trauma and Mental Health are Linked (from Side Effects Public Media)
George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children? (from USA Today)
Howard Stevenson: How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situations
Growing up a Black man in America: Why our souls are on fire (Editorial from The Seattle Times from alumnus Jason Campbell ’07)
Two Funds Named for Nina Pop and Tony McDade Will Provide Free Therapy Sessions for Black Transgender Folks (from The Root)
"Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They're Okay—Chances Are They're Not," by Danielle Cadet
"Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death Is...A Lot," by Shenequa Golding
"White Supremacy Culture," by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork
"Millions of Amy Coopers," by Adrienne Green
"5 Things Allies Can Do to Sponsor Coworkers from Underrepresented Groups," Better Allies
"How to Fight Racism in the Workplace," Glassdoor Team
"Engaging in Conversations About Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace," Catalyst
"Women of Color Get Less Support at Work. Here’s How Managers Can Change That," by Zuhairah Washington and Laura Morgan Roberts
"Conversation Roadblocks and How to Surmount Them," Catalyst
"Race and Ethnicity Conversation Guide," Living Room Conversations
"Be Brave Enough to Start a Conversation That Matters," a Daring Discussions toolkit

Resources for Talking to Your Kids About Race and Current Events

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Round-Up (from PrettyGood Design)
Talking with children about difficult subjects (from Common Sense Media)
Talking with children about protests and racism (from CNN)
Talking About Race (from National Museum of African American History & Culture)
These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protests to Your Kid
The Conscious Kid - Instagram (and other social media) and Patreon
The Very Best Code Switch Episodes For Kids (from NPR)
Talking to Children Authentically about Race and Racism (from PBS Kids)
"Here's How W. Kamau Bell Talks About Race with His Kids," The Tell Show
"Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt," Parenting Forward
"Talking to Your Child About Race and Racism" My New Life podcast episode featuring Julie Lythcott-Haims
"Talking Race with Young Children," NPR
"Tips for Talking About Race with Small Children," Third Space
"How to Teach Kids About Taboo Topics," by Liz Kleinrock

Resources for Anti-Racism

Anti-racism resources for white people (Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020)
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice (from Medium)
What Educators Should—and Should Not Do—in Response to George Floyd’s Death (Education Week)
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources (Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory)
I’m White, What Do I Do Now? (from Medium)
Why White Students Need Multicultural and Social Justice Education (Sheldon Eakins)
"20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now," by Michelle Kim
"Welcome to the Anti-Racism Movement—Here’s What You’ve Missed," by Ijeoma Oluo|
"I Shudder. Do You?" by Julie Lythcott-Haims
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy McIntosh
"Guide to Being an Ally" from Women of Color for Progress

Books for Kids

Books on Equality for Kids age 6-8 (from Brightly)
Picture Books for Young Activists (from All the Wonders)
The Little Book of Little Activists by Penguin Young Readers
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, PhD, Marietta Collins, PhD and Ann Hazzard, PhD
Race Cars: A Children’s Book About White Privilege by Jenny Devenny
This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi 
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham
13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity (from PBS Kids)
"75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice," by Corinne Shutack
"20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now," by Michelle Kim
"Welcome to the Anti-Racism Movement—Here’s What You’ve Missed," by Ijeoma Oluo
"I Shudder. Do You?" by Julie Lythcott-Haims
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy McIntosh
"Black People Need Stronger Allies—Here’s How You Can Be One," by Stephanie Long
"Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life," by D. W. Sue, C. M. Capodilupo, G. C. Torino, et al.

Books for Adults

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A Singh
Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School
Breathe: A Letter To My Sons by Imani Perry
Race Talk And The Conspiracy of Silence by Derald Wing Sue
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
Real American: A Memoir, by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Me and White Supremacy, by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands, by Jenna Arnold
Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, by Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, by Brittney Cooper
Redefining Realness, by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde
The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table, by Minda Harts
Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women That A Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, by Dolly Chugh
Teaching to Transgress, book by bell hooks
The Blue Divide: Policing and Race in America, book by Will Moravits PhD
You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity, book by Don McPherson

Documentaries and TV Series About Racial Injustice on Netflix (Appropriate-Age Range Noted, verified by CommonSenseMedia)

13th, directed by Ava Duvernay (HS/Adult)
When They See Us, directed by Ava Duvernay (HS/Adult)
Who Killed Malcolm X, following the work of historian Abdur-Rahman Muhammad (HS/Adult)
Two Killings of Sam Cooke, with Sam Cooke as himself (MS/HS/Adult)
Strong Island, by Yance Ford (MS/HS/Adult)
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, based on the biography On Her Own
Ground by A'Lelia Bundles and starring Octavia Spencer (MS/HS/Adult)
Seven Seconds, starring Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, and Regina King (Adult)
Dear White People, written and directed by Justin Simien (Adult)
Time: The Kalief Browder Story, with Kalief Browder as himself (HS/Adult)

Video Resources

"Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Lives," a discussion with Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, and Charlene Carruthers
"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion," by Peggy McIntosh
Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable," by Luvvie Ajayi
"Public Address on Revolution: Revolution Now," by Rachel Cargle
"The Urgency of Intersectionality," by Kimberlé Crenshaw


1619, The New York Times
Code Switch, NPR
Conversations for Equal Pay, with Julene Allen
Hear to Slay, with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod for the Cause, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Pod Save the People, Crooked Media
Rising Stories, "Rachel Cargle talks with Corine Sandifer about White Feminism and Womanhood"
Talking to Your Child About Race and Racism, My New Life episode featuring Julie Lythcott-Haims
What Matters, Black Lives Matter
Floodlines from The Atlantic
Throughline from NPR: American Police," "Mass Incarceration," and "Milliken v. Bradley."

Anti-Racism in Sports

The Black Migrant Athlete: Media, Race, and the Diaspora in Sports (Sports, Media, and Society), Munene Franjo Mwaniki
Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete, William C. Rhoden
Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, Howard Bryant
The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports, Robert Scoop Jackson
Gender & Race In Sport, Harris Duchess
The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism, Howard Bryant
I Fight for a Living (Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915), Louis Moore
Politics and Protest in Sports (Race and Sports), Harris Duchess
Race and Sport: The Struggle for Equality on and off the Field, Charles K. Ross
Race, Sports, and Education: Improving Opportunities and Outcomes for Black Male College Athletes (Race and Education), John N. Singer
Race, Sport and the American Dream: Third Edition, Earl Smith
Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, Andrew Mariness
We Matter: Athletes and Activism (Edge of Sports), Etan Thomas