Resources for Parents & Educators - DEI Office

The GDS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office has curated a list of resources for the GDS community to support families in talking about race and in supporting their children to stand up for justice. We also include here resources about current events. We will continue to update this page.
(last updated 6/17/20)


When Black, Brown, & White Meet, Webinar for GenZ girls ages 11-24. July 2, 5:00pm. Register here.

Resources for Taking Action

How to do something and educate yourself (from Black Lives Matter)
Doing the anti-racist work (from anonymous)
Justice in June Action Plan (Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace)

Resources for Talking to Your Kids and 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)

Resources for White Allies

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
"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.

Resources Unpacking Our Current Moment

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

Books for Kids

Books on Equality for Kids age 6-8 (from Brightly)
Picture Books for Young Activists (from All the Wonders)
31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance (from EmbraceRace)
I Know my Rights: Bill of Rights by Mysonne Linen and Heddrick McBride
Enough: 20 Protestors who Changed to World by Emily Easton
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)

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
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
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
Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?, edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price (free ebook)
The End of Policing, by Alex S. Vitale (free ebook)

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)