Locking arms with great writers & thinkers
Some incredible books have deeply influenced this text and we encourage you to check them out: Ibram Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist & Stamped from the Beginning, Molefi Asante's Afrocentricity: The theory of social change, Beverly Daniel Tatum's Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, and really everything by James Baldwin...just to name a few.
"Race is not simply a benign demographic fact; it is a social force that influences everything that happens in school, and that most educators do not know how to discuss"
Check out The Race Institute for K-12 Educators and read The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys
The Atlantic: What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently
Ibram X. Kendi's story in the Sept. 2020 issue: Is This the Beginning of the End of American Racism?
There’s a lot of teacher training needed...Linda Darling-Hammond, President of the California State Board of Education, and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute
What is Whiteness? an interview with Dr. Janet E.. Helms
The Problem with Inclusion: Time to Shift to Belonging by Dwight Vidale for the NAIS Blog
The Atlantic & Gates Foundation with Dr. John B. King: The State of Education: Rebuilding a More Equitable System
Dr. Ali Michael collaborations:
-Raising Race Questions: Whiteness & Inquiry in Education
-Our Problem, Our Path: Collective Antiracism for White People
-White Fragility (Adapted for Young Adults): Why Understanding Racism Can Be So Hard for White People
Influential Authors including
Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy
Imani Perry's Breathe: A letter to my sons
Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me
Isabel Wilkerson's feature in The New York Times Magazine, America's Enduring Caste System and national bestselling books, The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. gave a hint of his Top 10 NYTimes Bestseller, Begin Again in his Time Magazine essay, "Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper"
Resmaa Menakem's My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies
Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility AND Nice Racism: How progressive white people perpetuate racial harm
Free Library of Philadelphia - Author Interview with Ijeoma Oluo and her books, So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre
Several podcasts including
Eula Biss' New York Times essay “White Debt,” is an important read and you can listen to an interview with Krista Tippett, "Let's Talk About Whiteness" and getting comfortable with discussing race.
PBS Tell Me More interview with Bryan Stevenson, one of the country’s leading advocates for racial reconciliation
Oprah Winfrey interviews Isabel Wilkerson about her latest book, Caste: Apple Podcast Series
Ibram X. Kendi on the difference between being "not racist" and antiracist
“1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.
Free Library of Philadelphia - Author Interview with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
The Danger of a Single Story: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Is Transracial Adoption Good For the Society - The Tammi Mac Late Show
In the Room with Desmond Tutu and Krista Tippett recorded in 2012, yet timeless with wisdom
Wait til you see our bibliography!
Black children do best when they have positive racial identity – or when they feel good about their racial or ethnic group. Their achievement and well-being depend on it. This book shares research and strategies that support particular approaches to parenting Black children that result in positive racial identity. The well-being of Black children is also tied to their ability to deal with racism. This book shares life skills to help Black children navigate the racism that is so entrenched in U.S. culture.
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NPR: Analysis Finds Big Differences In School Textbooks In States With Differing Politics
in All Things Considered
WHYY: Report on Education Inequity
Pa. provides some of the worst opportunities for students of color, reports say
The Notebook: Racially Segregated by School District
Study examines how district boundaries exacerbate school segregation
Teachers of color in Pennsylvania make up only 6% of the workforce
In fact, the gap between the proportion of students of color and teachers of color in Pennsylvania has widened over the past seven years, a gulf that’s historically been among the worst in the nation.
NPR: How the Crisis (COVID-19) is Making Racial Inquality Worse
COVID-19 is killing African Americans at a rate three times higher than white people. The health crisis, however, is also an economic crisis, and the virus is clobbering these communities on this front, too.
Confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. A report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
‘Just Make It Home’: The Unwritten Rules Blacks Learn To Navigate Racism In America
An Afrocentric culturally informed praxis
The Afrocentric Praxis of Teaching for Freedom explains and illustrates how an African worldview, as a platform for culture-based teaching and learning, helps educators to retrieve African heritage and cultural knowledge which have been historically discounted and decoupled from teaching and learning.
Student loan debt adds to racial wealth disparities
Marketplace interview with Fenaba Addo aired October 27, 2020 and discussed the research findings
The Role of Banks in Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
Closing the racial wealth gap is one of the biggest challenges to creating a fair and equitable society. It’s also critical to an inclusive economic recovery. Recent research by Citi found that if the racial gaps for Blacks had been closed 20 years ago, US GDP could have benefited by an estimated $16 trillion. Listen to a conversation with experts in the financial industry about how banks big and small are working together to increase the flow of capital into diverse communities.
For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies
"Sometimes living with privilege can disillusion us into thinking that being in community with other humans doesn’t require work. This is a lie; it requires a great deal of work. And all of that work requires being a human and trying to love other humans well."
The Burden of Being ‘On Point’
Too often, traumatized Black boys’ behavior is pathologized. It’s actually rational.
The Atlantic April 2021
Afrocentric School: BluePrint
In this text, the cultural legacy and heritage of Africa is embraced to reawaken the cultural memory. Nah Dove provides a foundational curriculum for children aged 3-15 years, with standards based on expectations developed from child development and education baseline studies.
A Kid's Guide To African American History
For parents and teachers interested in fostering cultural awareness among children of all races, this book includes more than 70 hands-on activities, songs, and games that teach kids about the people, experiences and events that shaped African American history.
Transformational leadership is necessary to address equity practices
NAIS article - insights from Independent School leaders about what’s necessary to achieve diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence in independent schools.
How you see me matters
article by Valerie I. Harrison
Introduction to a special issue
A journal of the College of Public Health at Temple University
View of Vol. 3 No. 1 (2022)