Devastating events of the past week cannot be ignored, particularly not with the access to social media that most of us, including our kids, have. While it may seem daunting to open up a conversation about race with your children, it is crucial that parents and teachers begin these conversations early.

Here are some resources to guide you towards facilitating a conversation about racism with your students.

Advice from experts

Books and films

Organizations

  • Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators to ‘educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy’. It has lesson plans, task ideas, and so much more to help you educate your students about discrimination.
  • Anguish and Action by the Obama Foundation shares resources on antiracism and police violence, as well as how to work for reform.
  • The Conscious Kid advocates parenting and education through a Critical Race Lens. They promote books on underrepresented communities and have an Instagram account with a wealth of resources on learning to be antiracist.

We will continually add to this list as we discover more relevant and useful resources. If you have any other recommendations, please share them in the comments below.

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