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ACOE has compiled a list of high-quality resources on racism to support our community in creating safe spaces for critical discussions, and in building agency and advocacy with children and youth.

Resources on Racism

Because many students are at home at this difficult time, the following list of resources are identified for parents and caregivers in having discussions and supporting African American students with anti-racist education and self-identity. The resources are digital or easily accessible.

"The opposite of racist isn't 'not racist.' It is 'antiracist.' … One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of 'not racist'" (p. 9). Teaching for an antiracist future starts with us, the educators. An antiracist educator actively works to dismantle the structures, policies, institutions, and systems that create barriers and perpetuate race-based inequities for people of color. Educating students to see and respect the humanity and dignity of all people should be a national imperative, especially if we want to heal—and have a future—as a nation."
— Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist


Parent & Guardian Resources

Embrace Race: In My Skin, Supporting Positive Racial Identity Development in Black Children 

Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture:Talking About Race.

Association of Black Psychologists: Five Star Family Enhancement Plan for COVID-19 

American Psychological Society: Racial Stress and Self-Care - Parent Tip Tool

Common Sense Media: How white parents can use media to raise anti-racist kids

Teacher Resources

Teaching Tolerance (website):

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility’s:Listening Circle on George Floyd Lesson

The Storytelling Project Curriculum: Learning About Race and Racism through Storytelling and the Arts

Education Trust-West: Black Minds Matter Report (website)

Center for Cultural Power: No Going Back (website)

Books for Students

Common Sense Media: Award Winning African American Books

Common Sense Media: Coretta Scott King Book award winners

Embrace Race: Read-aloud books for raising a brave generation 

Heise Reads & Recommends - 100 picture books that include Black people and communities

Book/Video suggestions for Youth and Adults 

National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

TEDx Oakland: Ashanti Branch on the masks we all wear

TED Talks to help you understand racism in America

TED Talks to help you understand Social Justice

TED Talks: the Power of Protest

NY Times: Conversations on Race

Organizational Resources for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EID)

Racial Equity Tools

Government Alliance on Race & Equity