Monday, June 1, 2020

14 Links to Anti-Racist Resources for Educators

Over and over, again and again.  The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a week ago is despicable, unforgivable, horrible, but it is only the latest in a long sad history of racist acts in the U.S. by authorities with power.

Racist thought and action doesn’t start in adulthood.  It’s an insidious thought-process that begins when children are infected with the poison of racism.  That’s why it’s crucial for educators to incorporate anti-racist materials and lessons into their work, starting with children in elementary school or maybe even earlier.  To that end, below is a list of resources I compiled mostly from my Twitter feed that teachers and students can use to educate themselves.  I hope you find them helpful.

Find links to 14 anti-racist resources for educators in this blog post round-up | The ESL Nexus
Useful resources for educators; image by: The ESL Nexus
* From EmbraceRace: 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

* From a Larry Ferlazzo blog post: Advice For Teachers Talking With Students About Racism & Police Violence

* From a list posted by KQED: Anti-Racism Resources

* Also from KQED: Faculty/Staff Recommendations for Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

* Article from KQED: How the #DisruptTexts Movement Can Help English Teachers Be More Inclusive

* From Teaching Tolerance: What White Colleagues Need to Understand

* Also from Teaching Tolerance: Test Yourself for Hidden Bias
(thanks to Mary Oemig at Boom Learning℠ for surfacing this) 

* Twitter thread about the history of racial violence in the US, by @ericabuddinton

* E-book from Haymarket Books: Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States

* From Medium: 5 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

* My previous blog posts:
23 Books that Honor Diversity and Have Anti-Racist Themes

22 Helpful Anti-Racism Blog Posts for Educators

Resources for Discussing Hatred and Racism with Students

* List of anti-racism books recommended by @educatorsresist (see image below)
Regardless of whether you support Joe Biden for President or not, he is right when he says: Enough.