Resources for teaching about and responding to police brutality
5 Ways to Teach about Michael Brown and Ferguson in the new school year from the Huffington Post
Preparing to Discuss Michael Brown in the Classroom is an excellent guide put together by the Washington D.C. Public Schools–follow this link for the pdf of the guide
How to Teach Kids about what’s happening in Ferguson from The Atlantic
30 Powerful Reactions to the Ferguson Decision from Teens and Young Adults from the Huffington Post
Black People Pointing their Fingers Keep Getting Accused of Gang Activity from The Huffington Post
Self-Segregation: Why it’s Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson from The Atlantic
We Must Stop Police Abuse of Black Men from The New York Times
Literature for students
Films for learning more
Race: The Power of an Illusion (2003) Larry Adelman
Traces of the Trade (2006) Katrina Browne
The Way Home (1995) Shakti Butler
Mirrors of Privilege (2007) Shakti Butler
Teens Talk Racial Privilege (2010) Ali Michael
The Danger of a Single Story (2009) A TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie
A Girl Like Me Kiri Davis
Dark Girls (2011) Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry
13th (2016) Ava DuVernay
The Urgency of Intersectionality (2016) A TED Talk by Kimberle Crenshaw
Powerful Blog Posts
Race: Are we so different? helps individuals of all ages better understand the origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life by investigating race and human variation through the framework of science.
Welcoming Schools, a curriculum of the Human Rights Campaign, offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.
Teaching For Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world.
Rethinking Schools advocates the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.
Teaching Tolerance is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and families to take action for a more just world.
Racist Backlash Over Indian American Miss America: This article demonstrates how many White Americans still equate Americanness with Whiteness.
Ghetto Tracker – The app that helps rich avoid poor: Our country is so stratified by socioeconomic status, people are devising tools to ensure they do not stray into poor neighborhoods.
Aziz Ansari shows how to confront racist comments with humor: For people who are unsure how to respond to racism, Ansari is a master.
Re-imagining Disney Princesses: This page would be great for an art project imagining all kinds of Disney Princesses who aren’t White. Might make a great lesson paired with the Miss America story above.
A Therapist Goes to Middle School and Tries to Sit Still and Focus. She Can’t… from The Washington Post
The “Model Minority” Is Losing Patience from The Economist
The Troubling Link Between School Funding and Race from The Atlantic
A Letter from the Vietnamese Student Association from The Daily Pennsylvanian (UPenn)
The Case for Black Doctors from The New York Times
The Pain of the Watermelon Joke from The New York Times
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter from Scientific American
Why Schools Need More Teachers of Color– for White Students from The Atlantic
Tell-Tale Signs of the Modern-Day Yuppie from The New York Times
12 Essential Books About Race in America from The Huffington Post
When Americans Lynched Mexicans from the New York Times
Implicit Bias Test Results from The Washington Post