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.
The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys
Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, & Marguerite W. Penick-Parks
And check out The Race Institute for K-12 Educators
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?
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 book, The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
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.
Ibram X. Kendi on the difference between being "not racist" and antiracist
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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in All Things Considered
Pa. provides some of the worst opportunities for students of color, reports say
Study examines how district boundaries exacerbate school segregation
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.
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.
When the movement for black lives began, I did not have children. Now the fight means more to me—coupled with fears that are even deeper.
by Clint Smith
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
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.