Resources for Teaching/Talking about Race & Supporting BIPOC Students
*Resources below have been collected through district school psychologists, social workers, and adjustment counselors who have access to educational resources such as the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), etc.
How white parents can talk about race:
- NPR's Michel Martin talks to Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially-charged events. 'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race
How do we talk about racism with non-black youth?
- Anti-Defamation League: How Should I Talk About Race in my Mostly White Classroom? This resource provides guidance and considerations for how to engage in reflection and discussion on race and racism with white youth.
- Safe Space Radio: Tips and Strategies “Talking to White Kids about Race and Racism” This resource provides tips for educators and parents on how to have a conversation on race and racism with white youth.
How can educators navigate conversations with students after traumatic events?
- This article gives tips to educators on how to create a space for students to have important conversations about the history of violence against black americans.
- This is a reflection guide for educators around fostering community:
Supporting Black Youth:
- Teaching Tolerance: Don’t Say Nothing. Silence Speaks Volumes. Our Students Are Listening. This resource outlines the importance of educators acknowledging and discussing race and racism with youth.
Social Media Accounts to Follow:
- Embrace Race has a wealth of resources, including free webinars, to “help parents practice raising and caring for all kids, in the context of race”
- The Conscious Kid is “an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth. We partner with organizations, children’s museums, schools, and families across the country to promote access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups.”
- Here Wee Read is run by a diversity and inclusion expert (and mom) Charnaie. The mission is to help fellow parents find diverse books, and educational products to help raise curious kids.
Books, Movies, and Podcasts:
How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources that Can Help via Read Brightly
Picture Books that Help Children Tackle Race and Racism via What We Do All Day