- Alameda Co. Office of Education
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
Teaching Tolerance (website):
Center for Cultural Power: No Going Back (website)
No Going Back Guide (pdf)
Books for Students
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