Resources for Families, students and teachers to educate and empower themselves:
Table Talk George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement helps family members engage in a discussion about the killing of George Floyd, how bias and hate escalate and the larger context of systemic racism.
Theme Collection Teaching about Racism, Violence, Inequity and the Criminal Justice System is a curation of educational resources and strategies to help you discuss with your youth incidents of police officers involved in the deaths of African-American and Latino boys and men and a biased justice system.
What is racism? https://www.adl.org/racism
The Hate U Give, a young adult novel, tells a necessary and powerful story about what happens when an African American teenager witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend at the hands of the police. Use our Sutori activities to read and reflect with young people about issues of bias, stereotypes and police violence toward African Americans.
Race Talk: How to engage your students in discussions about race. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/race-talk-engaging-young-people-in-conversations-about
Social Inequities and Oppression: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/social-identities-and-systems-oppression?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=88872187&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_07AD3ulFH6A9aEnyH5IrIUPzK73X55m6MygOA3mwPPpJ2BGL81TM0qRKFwsfgKhH4fUo9JvRLBj_oQ7SotD_x8h4TVA&utm_content=88872187&utm_source=hs_automation
Resources for people who identify as white to educated themselves:
Your Black colleagues look fine, just fine! They’re not.
Here’s what NOT to say today, by Salesforce’s Vivianne Castillo.
To be a Black or brown employee is often a lonely road. “Many are the firsts—in their family to graduate from college or break into a profession—and/or the only—person of color on their team, in the meeting, in the [now extinct?] office,” explains Erin Thomas, Ph.D., diversity chief at Upwork, on Twitter. “The goal of talking explicitly about race at work is to validate Black and brown experiences and demonstrate solidarity. But this has to happen without exacerbating the spotlight that Black and brown folks already feel in and on their skin.” Here’s how.
PwC’s Damon King shares a powerful note asking for specific action from his leadership. “Black professionals: Feel empowered to use my note drafted to navigate difficult conversations with your employers. Your experience, your visibility, your voice matters. This is not your struggle alone. This is for all of us,” he writes.
Black employees are experiencing “racial battle fatigue.” Don’t believe me? Ask science.
Here’s what happened when the white boss of a Black employee at a venture firm initiated a conversation about Black people being killed by police.
Maxwell Boise worked overtime to create this amazing resource, How To Be A Strong White Ally.
Remember when AAPI’s crowdsourced a letter in multiple languages to help explain Black Lives and social justice to their elders? I do.
“We can only strive to be 'antiracist' on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage,” writes Ibram X. Kendi, who should be on everyone’s reading list. He’s also created one of his own.
Anti-racism resources for white people, compiled with love and rigor by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
LinkedIn’s Edward Castaño offers five steps to racial reconciliation—and does a masterful job sharing how he confronted his ignorant use of racist speech in the past to become a more aware and able anti-racist. • Would you like a better social safety net? Racism says you can’t have one.• Why Target was targeted in Minneapolis.