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Do Right By Me embodies a significant social conversation about race and racism at a time when American society still struggles with understanding racism and its effects.


Learning for Justice (formerly known as Teaching Tolerance)

Learning for Justice is the new name for our work in the struggle for radical change in education and community! We are called as educators, justice advocates, caregivers and students to reimagine and reclaim our education system so that it is inclusive and just. We must learn, grow and wield power together. That’s how we will make justice real in our lives and in the lives of the students, families, educators and communities we serve.

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The Race Institute for K-12 Educators

The Race Institute for K-12 Educators is an affordable and accessible opportunity for educators to grow their racial identities. We believe that it is the job of all educators to support the positive racial identity development of students; educators cannot accomplish this if they themselves do not have a positive racial identity.
-Ali Michael, Ph.D., facilitator, writer & consultant

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Raising Race Conscious Children

A resource to support adults who are trying to talk about race with young children. The goals of these conversations are to dismantle the color-blind framework and prepare young people to work toward racial justice. 

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Hair Love

Matthew A. Cherry’s Short Film “Hair Love” Highlights Natural Black Hair and won an Oscar! 

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My American Melting Pot

The My American Meltingpot podcast is a weekly show about all the ways race influences and impacts our daily lives.  Hosted by award-winning author and journalist, Lori L. Tharps and featuring fascinating guests who share their unique expertise, the podcast is meant to educate and inform, entertain and inspire. We’re driving the conversation forward about race and diversity in America and the world. Check out her books: Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families AND Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America

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Talking About Race: I am a parent or caregiver

Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has provided tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

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CNN & Sesame Street Town Hall: "Standing Up To Racism"

Aired live on June 6, 2020

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How Do I Talk About Race?

Since the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the number one question people ask us is how to talk about race. The NMAAHC education department’s mission has made deliberate strides toward being a “brave space” to discuss race, equity, and inclusion; and explore how these topics relate in both a historical and cultural context. In 2014, they launched their signature program, “Let’s Talk! Teaching Race in the Classroom.” 

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Social Justice Books

Teaching for Change has carefully curated the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators on 50+ topics.

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Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America

"You can’t expect to educate one percent of the students while 90 percent of them do not have the information that they need to qualify for future jobs, and expect our nation to still be on top." JAMELLA MILLER
This documentary includes Jamella's parents who have spoken publicly about the issue of inequity in school funding as well as getting involved in a lawsuit in 2014 against Pennsylvania’s Department of Education that claimed the state failed to “provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education.”

Follow the Public Interest Law Center for the latest effort to change systemic racism in the funding formula for public education

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Seeing the Water: Seven Values Targets for Anti-Racism Action

We already know many of the structural targets for anti-racism action: residential segregation by “race”; funding of public schools based on local property taxes; over-policing of communities of color; disproportionate incarceration of Black and Brown people; communities of color as environmental “sacrifice zones.” But we may have neglected the values targets for anti-racism action. Here are seven values to consider...

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Representation Matters

EyeSeeMe is the biggest African American children's bookstore and book bundles for schools and teachers are amazing!

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Embrace Race & Resources for Parents of Multiracial & Multiethnic Children

Doing Race, Family and Culture Through Transracial Adoption with Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels

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Podcast: The Parenting Cipher

is dedicated to empowering Parents of Color raising special needs kids by demystifying the education system, therapeutic programs, and advocating for the rights of our children. We offer parenting, advocacy, healthy living, and entrepreneur tips to parents who want to uplevel their children’s experience.

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Hosting a Book Club with Do Right By Me?

We've been gathering questions from our readers to help get the party started...

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